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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:47  
clear_day Transit: 11:49  
SunsetSet: 15:50 south
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Asteroid (NEO) 2021 UX1

Altitude: 16.0°   Azimuth: 183.6°   Direction: South

Asteroid (NEO) 2021 UX1 is currently in the constellation of Ophiucus.

The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 UX1 is 17h 16m 37s and the Declination is -22° 28’ 41” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 UX1 is 30.74 (JPL).

17h 16m 37s
-22° 28’ 41”

Today's rise, transit and set times of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 UX1 from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 112.5°
Max altitude: 16.0°
Azimuth: 247.5°
  • 2021 UX1 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
  • Right now it is placed in the South direction at an altitude of 16° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2021 UX1 is visible only through long exposure photography.
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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.

Finder chart of 2021 UX1 in Ophiucus on December,05 2023
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2021 UX1 in Ophiucus on December, 05 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Finder chart of 2021 UX1
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2021 UX1 in Ophiucus on December, 05 2023
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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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 269,628,665 kilometers, equivalent to 1.802356 Astronomical Units. Light takes 14 minutes and 59.3844 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2021 UX1 and arrive to us.

14 minutes and 59.3844 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.

Chart of the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 UX1 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 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 and Light Curve

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.

Chart of the magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 UX1 as a function of time

Asteroid (NEO) 2021 UX1 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 UX1 at epoch 12 September 2023 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460200.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.16835381
Orbit inclination i 1.57712078°
Perihelion distance q 0.72789961 AU
108,892,231 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.02260346 AU
152,979,300 km
Semi-major axis a 0.87525153 AU
130,935,766 km
Orbital period period 0.8189 years
299.0871 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2023-Oct-12 22:42:50
2,460,230.4464 JD
Next perihelion transit 2024-Aug-07 00:48
2,460,529.5336 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 329.96456625706°
Longitude of the ascending node node 215.30517972234°
Mean anomaly M 323.95461631232°
Mean motion n 1.20366257°/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
2023 Nov 28 16h 38m 32s -21° 37’ 26” 30.61 Ophiucus
2023 Nov 29 16h 43m 37s -21° 46’ 11” 30.63 Ophiucus
2023 Nov 30 16h 48m 42s -21° 54’ 21” 30.64 Ophiucus
2023 Dec 01 16h 53m 47s -22° 01’ 55” 30.66 Ophiucus
2023 Dec 02 16h 58m 50s -22° 08’ 53” 30.68 Ophiucus
2023 Dec 03 17h 03m 54s -22° 15’ 14” 30.70 Ophiucus
2023 Dec 04 17h 08m 57s -22° 20’ 58” 30.72 Ophiucus
2023 Dec 05 17h 13m 59s -22° 26’ 08” 30.73 Ophiucus
2023 Dec 06 17h 19m 00s -22° 30’ 42” 30.75 Ophiucus
2023 Dec 07 17h 24m 01s -22° 34’ 40” 30.77 Ophiucus
2023 Dec 08 17h 29m 02s -22° 38’ 02” 30.78 Ophiucus
2023 Dec 09 17h 34m 00s -22° 40’ 49” 30.80 Ophiucus
2023 Dec 10 17h 38m 59s -22° 43’ 01” 30.82 Ophiucus
2023 Dec 11 17h 43m 58s -22° 44’ 39” 30.83 Sagittarius