Asteroid (NEO) 2021 JW2
Asteroid (NEO) 2021 JW2 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 JW2 Impact Earth?.
Asteroid (NEO) 2021 JW2 is currently in the constellation of Virgo. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 JW2 is 12h 42m 35s and the Declination is -04° 29’ 49” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 JW2 is 29.31 (JPL).
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Asteroid (NEO) 2021 JW2 Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2021 JW2 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.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2021 JW2 Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 JW2 from Earth is currently 292,452,308 kilometers, equivalent to 1.954923 Astronomical Units. Light takes 16 minutes and 15.5159 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2021 JW2 and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 JW2 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.
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 JW2 to Earth
During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 JW2 to Earth happens on Fri Apr 19 2024 at a distance of 0.004165 Astronomical Units, or 623,093 kilometers:
Asteroid (NEO) 2021 JW2 brightness
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 JW2, 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.
Asteroid (NEO) 2021 JW2 rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 JW2 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 JW2 Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.61485915 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2021-Oct-03 14:45:40
|Next perihelion transit||2022-Jul-05 08:12
|Argument of perihelion||peri||295.80309369531°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||120.25329779914°|
Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 JW2 Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 JW2 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 JW2 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!
Asteroid (NEO) 2021 JW2 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 JW2 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 JW2 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2022 Sep 24||12h 13m 38s||-01° 24’ 02”||29.22||Virgo|
|2022 Sep 25||12h 17m 18s||-01° 47’ 44”||29.23||Virgo|
|2022 Sep 26||12h 20m 57s||-02° 11’ 17”||29.25||Virgo|
|2022 Sep 27||12h 24m 36s||-02° 34’ 45”||29.26||Virgo|
|2022 Sep 28||12h 28m 14s||-02° 58’ 06”||29.27||Virgo|
|2022 Sep 29||12h 31m 50s||-03° 21’ 20”||29.28||Virgo|
|2022 Sep 30||12h 35m 26s||-03° 44’ 25”||29.29||Virgo|
|2022 Oct 01||12h 39m 02s||-04° 07’ 22”||29.30||Virgo|
|2022 Oct 02||12h 42m 38s||-04° 30’ 11”||29.31||Virgo|
|2022 Oct 03||12h 46m 14s||-04° 52’ 51”||29.32||Virgo|
|2022 Oct 04||12h 49m 48s||-05° 15’ 24”||29.33||Virgo|
|2022 Oct 05||12h 53m 21s||-05° 37’ 46”||29.34||Virgo|
|2022 Oct 06||12h 56m 56s||-06° 00’ 02”||29.34||Virgo|
|2022 Oct 07||13h 00m 29s||-06° 22’ 06”||29.35||Virgo|