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Asteroid (NEO) 2021 EO2

Asteroid (NEO) 2021 EO2 is a Near Earth Object. If you've heard news about a potential impact of this asteroid with the Earth, please check out Will Asteroid Asteroid (NEO) 2021 EO2 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2021 EO2 is currently in the constellation of Taurus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 EO2 is 03h 37m 17s and the Declination is +19° 21’ 48” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 EO2 is 31.79 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2021 EO2 [tip: you can also create a Quick Access page for this data if you access it frequently and would like to have a simpler view]:

03h 37m 17s
+19° 21’ 48”
Taurus
31.79
  • 2021 EO2 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the West-South-West direction at an altitude of 37° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2021 EO2 is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 2021 EO2 rise and set times.
  • Go to interactive sky chart

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Asteroid (NEO) 2021 EO2 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2021 EO2 finder charts showing where the object is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars. The first finder chart has a field of view of 50 degrees, while the second one has a field of view of 10 degrees. Click on each finder chart to access a full screen interactive Online Planetarium.

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2021 EO2 in Taurus on May, 24 2022
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2021 EO2 in Taurus on May, 24 2022
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Also check out Where is Asteroid (NEO) 2021 EO2?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2021 EO2 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2021 EO2 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 EO2 from Earth is currently 424,919,420 kilometers, equivalent to 2.840411 Astronomical Units. Light takes 23 minutes and 37.3786 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2021 EO2 and arrive to us.

424,919,420
2.840411
23 minutes and 37.3786 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 EO2 from Earth as a function of time. In the chart the distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with an interval of 1 day.

Distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 EO2 from Earth between January 2013 and December 2100

The value of the reported distance might be somewhat inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth.

Closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 EO2 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 EO2 to Earth happens on Fri May 19 2028 at a distance of 0.002504 Astronomical Units, or 374,555 kilometers:

Fri May 19 2028
374,555
0.002504

Asteroid (NEO) 2021 EO2 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 EO2 is 31.79.

31.79

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 EO2, according to the most recent ephemerides data. Magnitude data is sampled with a 2 days interval and there might be inaccuracies for objects changing brightness very rapidly during the course of a few days. For comets there could be large discrepancies between the observed and predicted brightness because of their highly dynamic behaviour.

Predicted magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 EO2 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2021 EO2 rise and set times

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's Asteroid (NEO) 2021 EO2 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 70.7°
Max altitude: 57.9°
Azimuth: 289.4°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 EO2 touches the horizon, considering the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmospheric conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.

Asteroid (NEO) 2021 EO2 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 EO2 at epoch 20 January 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.33112271
Orbit inclination i 0.13933465°
Perihelion distance q 0.97395258 AU
145,701,233 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.93824851 AU
289,957,850 km
Semi-major axis a 1.45610054 AU
217,829,541 km
Orbital period period 1.7571 years
641.7790 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2021-Apr-10 22:55:39
2,459,315.4553 JD
Next perihelion transit 2023-Jan-12 17:37
2,459,957.2343 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 356.17062675675°
Longitude of the ascending node node 209.70045453685°
Mean anomaly M 159.89318957868°
Mean motion n 0.56094080°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 EO2 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 EO2 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 EO2 and the planets along their orbits in this diagram accurately represents the current configuration of the objects in the Solar System. This is an experimental feature and it requires a WebGL enabled browser. Please provide us feedback!

Orbit Diagram of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 EO2
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Asteroid (NEO) 2021 EO2 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 EO2 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid (NEO) 2021 EO2 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2022 May 17 03h 19m 54s +18° 20’ 00” 31.71 Aries
2022 May 18 03h 22m 10s +18° 28’ 26” 31.73 Aries
2022 May 19 03h 24m 25s +18° 36’ 45” 31.74 Taurus
2022 May 20 03h 26m 41s +18° 44’ 57” 31.75 Taurus
2022 May 21 03h 28m 59s +18° 53’ 06” 31.76 Taurus
2022 May 22 03h 31m 15s +19° 01’ 09” 31.77 Taurus
2022 May 23 03h 33m 33s +19° 09’ 06” 31.78 Taurus
2022 May 24 03h 35m 51s +19° 16’ 56” 31.79 Taurus
2022 May 25 03h 38m 08s +19° 24’ 42” 31.79 Taurus
2022 May 26 03h 40m 27s +19° 32’ 21” 31.80 Taurus
2022 May 27 03h 42m 46s +19° 39’ 55” 31.81 Taurus
2022 May 28 03h 45m 06s +19° 47’ 21” 31.82 Taurus
2022 May 29 03h 47m 25s +19° 54’ 43” 31.82 Taurus
2022 May 30 03h 49m 45s +20° 01’ 59” 31.83 Taurus