Asteroid (NEO) 2021 RS5
Asteroid (NEO) 2021 RS5 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 RS5 Impact Earth?.
Asteroid (NEO) 2021 RS5 is currently in the constellation of Ophiucus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 RS5 is 17h 01m 49s and the Declination is -24° 37’ 27” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 RS5 is 29.80 (JPL).
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Asteroid (NEO) 2021 RS5 Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2021 RS5 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 RS5 Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 RS5 from Earth is currently 89,642,607 kilometers, equivalent to 0.599224 Astronomical Units. Light takes 4 minutes and 59.0156 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2021 RS5 and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 RS5 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 RS5 to Earth
During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 RS5 to Earth happens on Tue Mar 11 2031 at a distance of 0.008624 Astronomical Units, or 1,290,142 kilometers:
Asteroid (NEO) 2021 RS5 brightness
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 RS5, 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 RS5 rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 RS5 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 RS5 Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.82241688 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2022-Aug-04 15:15:11
|Next perihelion transit||2023-Sep-09 16:43
|Argument of perihelion||peri||270.46779439597°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||345.90177261099°|
Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 RS5 Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 RS5 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 RS5 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 RS5 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 RS5 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 RS5 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2022 Sep 24||16h 12m 48s||-24° 06’ 50”||29.85||Scorpius|
|2022 Sep 25||16h 18m 54s||-24° 13’ 59”||29.85||Scorpius|
|2022 Sep 26||16h 25m 00s||-24° 20’ 12”||29.84||Ophiucus|
|2022 Sep 27||16h 31m 09s||-24° 25’ 27”||29.83||Ophiucus|
|2022 Sep 28||16h 37m 18s||-24° 29’ 47”||29.83||Ophiucus|
|2022 Sep 29||16h 43m 27s||-24° 33’ 06”||29.82||Ophiucus|
|2022 Sep 30||16h 49m 39s||-24° 35’ 29”||29.82||Ophiucus|
|2022 Oct 01||16h 55m 50s||-24° 36’ 52”||29.81||Ophiucus|
|2022 Oct 02||17h 01m 59s||-24° 37’ 18”||29.80||Ophiucus|
|2022 Oct 03||17h 08m 11s||-24° 36’ 45”||29.80||Ophiucus|
|2022 Oct 04||17h 14m 21s||-24° 35’ 13”||29.80||Ophiucus|
|2022 Oct 05||17h 20m 31s||-24° 32’ 44”||29.79||Ophiucus|
|2022 Oct 06||17h 26m 40s||-24° 29’ 18”||29.79||Ophiucus|
|2022 Oct 07||17h 32m 48s||-24° 24’ 56”||29.79||Ophiucus|