Asteroid (NEO) 2021 JW2
The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 JW2 is 19h 42m 12s and the Declination is -21° 26’ 46” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom ). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 JW2 is 29.22 (JPL).
- 2021 JW2 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom .
- Given its current magnitude, 2021 JW2 is visible only through long exposure photography.
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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 163,590,952 kilometers, equivalent to 1.093538 Astronomical Units. Light takes 9 minutes and 5.6807 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 and Light Curve
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 Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.61473899 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2023-Apr-05 23:13:09
|Next perihelion transit||2024-Jan-05 14:10
|Argument of perihelion||peri||295.3600348484°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||120.71898470923°|
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.
|2023 Dec 01||19h 09m 07s||-22° 33’ 11”||29.32||Sagittarius|
|2023 Dec 02||19h 13m 36s||-22° 25’ 41”||29.30||Sagittarius|
|2023 Dec 03||19h 18m 06s||-22° 17’ 42”||29.29||Sagittarius|
|2023 Dec 04||19h 22m 35s||-22° 09’ 15”||29.28||Sagittarius|
|2023 Dec 05||19h 27m 05s||-22° 00’ 17”||29.26||Sagittarius|
|2023 Dec 06||19h 31m 33s||-21° 50’ 53”||29.25||Sagittarius|
|2023 Dec 07||19h 36m 03s||-21° 40’ 59”||29.24||Sagittarius|
|2023 Dec 08||19h 40m 32s||-21° 30’ 37”||29.23||Sagittarius|
|2023 Dec 09||19h 45m 02s||-21° 19’ 45”||29.21||Sagittarius|
|2023 Dec 10||19h 49m 31s||-21° 08’ 27”||29.20||Sagittarius|
|2023 Dec 11||19h 53m 59s||-20° 56’ 42”||29.19||Sagittarius|
|2023 Dec 12||19h 58m 27s||-20° 44’ 30”||29.18||Sagittarius|
|2023 Dec 13||20h 02m 54s||-20° 31’ 50”||29.17||Sagittarius|
|2023 Dec 14||20h 07m 22s||-20° 18’ 45”||29.16||Capricornus|