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Asteroid (NEO) 2021 UX1

Asteroid (NEO) 2021 UX1 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 UX1 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2021 UX1 is currently in the constellation of Pisces. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 UX1 is 00h 36m 55s and the Declination is +05° 25’ 09” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 UX1 is 31.41 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2021 UX1 [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]:

00h 36m 55s
+05° 25’ 09”

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Asteroid (NEO) 2021 UX1 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2021 UX1 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 UX1 in Pisces on May, 24 2022
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2021 UX1 in Pisces on May, 24 2022
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 UX1?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2021 UX1 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2021 UX1 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 UX1 from Earth is currently 166,864,393 kilometers, equivalent to 1.115420 Astronomical Units. Light takes 9 minutes and 16.5997 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2021 UX1 and arrive to us.

9 minutes and 16.5997 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 UX1 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 UX1 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 UX1 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 UX1 to Earth happens on Sat Oct 26 2030 at a distance of 0.004615 Astronomical Units, or 690,413 kilometers:

Sat Oct 26 2030

Asteroid (NEO) 2021 UX1 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 UX1 is 31.41.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 UX1, 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 UX1 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2021 UX1 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 UX1 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 84.8°
Max altitude: 43.8°
Azimuth: 275.4°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 UX1 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 UX1 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 UX1 at epoch 20 January 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.16893398
Orbit inclination i 1.57208719°
Perihelion distance q 0.72788464 AU
108,889,993 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.02380445 AU
153,158,966 km
Semi-major axis a 0.87584455 AU
131,024,480 km
Orbital period period 0.8197 years
299.3912 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2022-Feb-21 18:02:25
2,459,632.2517 JD
Next perihelion transit 2022-Dec-18 03:25
2,459,931.6428 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 329.73890276163°
Longitude of the ascending node node 215.5045755331°
Mean anomaly M 321.82049600141°
Mean motion n 1.20244031°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 UX1 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 UX1 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 UX1 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 UX1
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Asteroid (NEO) 2021 UX1 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 UX1 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 UX1 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2022 May 17 00h 11m 52s +02° 44’ 11” 31.36 Pisces
2022 May 18 00h 15m 07s +03° 05’ 25” 31.37 Pisces
2022 May 19 00h 18m 24s +03° 26’ 34” 31.37 Pisces
2022 May 20 00h 21m 39s +03° 47’ 39” 31.38 Pisces
2022 May 21 00h 24m 56s +04° 08’ 41” 31.39 Pisces
2022 May 22 00h 28m 11s +04° 29’ 39” 31.39 Pisces
2022 May 23 00h 31m 27s +04° 50’ 31” 31.40 Pisces
2022 May 24 00h 34m 44s +05° 11’ 20” 31.41 Pisces
2022 May 25 00h 37m 59s +05° 32’ 03” 31.41 Pisces
2022 May 26 00h 41m 16s +05° 52’ 40” 31.42 Pisces
2022 May 27 00h 44m 31s +06° 13’ 11” 31.42 Pisces
2022 May 28 00h 47m 48s +06° 33’ 38” 31.43 Pisces
2022 May 29 00h 51m 03s +06° 53’ 58” 31.44 Pisces
2022 May 30 00h 54m 20s +07° 14’ 13” 31.44 Pisces