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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 Capricornus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 EO2 is 21h 57m 03s and the Declination is -12° 24’ 45” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 EO2 is 31.75 (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]:

21h 57m 03s
-12° 24’ 45”
Capricornus
31.75

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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 Capricornus on November, 30 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2021 EO2 in Capricornus on November, 30 2021
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 262,328,217 kilometers, equivalent to 1.753556 Astronomical Units. Light takes 14 minutes and 35.0327 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2021 EO2 and arrive to us.

262,328,217
1.753556
14 minutes and 35.0327 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 31.75.

31.75

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: 102.4°
Max altitude: 26.1°
Azimuth: 257.7°

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 30 June 2021 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459396.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.33095434
Orbit inclination i 0.13904891°
Perihelion distance q 0.97423650 AU
145,743,707 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.93808043 AU
289,932,706 km
Semi-major axis a 1.45615846 AU
217,838,206 km
Orbital period period 1.7600 years
641.8173 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2021-Apr-10 21:37:46
2,459,315.4012 JD
Next perihelion transit 2023-Jan-12 17:14
2,459,957.2185 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 356.04039331126°
Longitude of the ascending node node 209.82516636174°
Mean anomaly M 45.488895898376°
Mean motion n 0.56090733°/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
2021 Nov 23 21h 44m 09s -13° 31’ 19” 31.63 Capricornus
2021 Nov 24 21h 45m 51s -13° 22’ 41” 31.64 Capricornus
2021 Nov 25 21h 47m 35s -13° 13’ 56” 31.66 Capricornus
2021 Nov 26 21h 49m 18s -13° 05’ 08” 31.68 Capricornus
2021 Nov 27 21h 51m 01s -12° 56’ 17” 31.70 Capricornus
2021 Nov 28 21h 52m 44s -12° 47’ 20” 31.71 Capricornus
2021 Nov 29 21h 54m 28s -12° 38’ 18” 31.73 Capricornus
2021 Nov 30 21h 56m 12s -12° 29’ 13” 31.75 Capricornus
2021 Dec 01 21h 57m 56s -12° 20’ 03” 31.76 Capricornus
2021 Dec 02 21h 59m 39s -12° 10’ 50” 31.78 Aquarius
2021 Dec 03 22h 01m 23s -12° 01’ 32” 31.79 Aquarius
2021 Dec 04 22h 03m 08s -11° 52’ 09” 31.81 Aquarius
2021 Dec 05 22h 04m 54s -11° 42’ 42” 31.82 Aquarius
2021 Dec 06 22h 06m 38s -11° 33’ 12” 31.84 Aquarius