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north SunriseRise: 7:41  
clear_day Transit: 11:47  
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Asteroid (NEO) 2021 PC7

Altitude: 19.8°   Azimuth: 148.6°   Direction: South-South-East

Asteroid (NEO) 2021 PC7 is currently in the constellation of Capricornus.

The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 PC7 is 20h 19m 15s and the Declination is -13° 33’ 52” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 PC7 is 21.51 (JPL).

20h 19m 15s
-13° 33’ 52”

Today's rise, transit and set times of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 PC7 from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 103.6°
Max altitude: 25.0°
Azimuth: 256.6°
  • 2021 PC7 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
  • Right now it is placed in the South-South-East direction at an altitude of 20° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2021 PC7 is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2021 PC7 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2021 PC7 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.

Finder chart of 2021 PC7 in Capricornus on December,01 2023
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2021 PC7 in Capricornus on December, 01 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Finder chart of 2021 PC7
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2021 PC7 in Capricornus on December, 01 2023
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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Also check out Where is Asteroid (NEO) 2021 PC7?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2021 PC7 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2021 PC7 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 PC7 from Earth is currently 159,710,836 kilometers, equivalent to 1.067601 Astronomical Units. Light takes 8 minutes and 52.7380 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2021 PC7 and arrive to us.

8 minutes and 52.7380 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 PC7 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.

Chart of the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 PC7 from Earth in Astronomical Units (au)

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 PC7 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 PC7 to Earth happens on Fri Sep 16 2033 at a distance of 0.010780 Astronomical Units, or 1,612,646 kilometers:

Fri Sep 16 2033

Asteroid (NEO) 2021 PC7 Brightness and Light Curve

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 PC7, 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.

Chart of the magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 PC7 as a function of time

Asteroid (NEO) 2021 PC7 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 PC7 at epoch 12 September 2023 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460200.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.31326064
Orbit inclination i 35.37349663°
Perihelion distance q 0.56998356 AU
85,268,327 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.08998701 AU
163,059,737 km
Semi-major axis a 0.82998529 AU
124,164,032 km
Orbital period period 0.7562 years
276.1875 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2023-May-18 19:20:46
2,460,083.3061 JD
Next perihelion transit 2024-Feb-18 23:50
2,460,359.4936 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 145.38846830749°
Longitude of the ascending node node 352.97128032684°
Mean anomaly M 152.75784872198°
Mean motion n 1.30346233°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 PC7 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 PC7 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 PC7 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 PC7
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Asteroid (NEO) 2021 PC7 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 PC7 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 PC7 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2023 Nov 24 20h 02m 00s -17° 57’ 32” 21.55 Sagittarius
2023 Nov 25 20h 04m 22s -17° 22’ 32” 21.55 Sagittarius
2023 Nov 26 20h 06m 42s -16° 47’ 34” 21.54 Sagittarius
2023 Nov 27 20h 09m 01s -16° 12’ 38” 21.54 Capricornus
2023 Nov 28 20h 11m 17s -15° 37’ 46” 21.53 Capricornus
2023 Nov 29 20h 13m 33s -15° 02’ 57” 21.53 Capricornus
2023 Nov 30 20h 15m 47s -14° 28’ 09” 21.52 Capricornus
2023 Dec 01 20h 18m 01s -13° 53’ 26” 21.52 Capricornus
2023 Dec 02 20h 20m 12s -13° 18’ 42” 21.51 Capricornus
2023 Dec 03 20h 22m 23s -12° 44’ 03” 21.51 Capricornus
2023 Dec 04 20h 24m 33s -12° 09’ 24” 21.50 Capricornus
2023 Dec 05 20h 26m 40s -11° 34’ 49” 21.49 Capricornus
2023 Dec 06 20h 28m 48s -11° 00’ 15” 21.49 Capricornus
2023 Dec 07 20h 30m 54s -10° 25’ 44” 21.48 Capricornus