Asteroid (NEO) 2021 WG
Asteroid (NEO) 2021 WG 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 WG Impact Earth?.
Asteroid (NEO) 2021 WG is currently in the constellation of Aquarius. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 WG is 22h 37m 44s and the Declination is -24° 03’ 24” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 WG is 23.93 (JPL).
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Asteroid (NEO) 2021 WG Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2021 WG 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 WG Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 WG from Earth is currently 3,336,538 kilometers, equivalent to 0.022303 Astronomical Units. Light takes 11.1295 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2021 WG and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 WG 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 WG to Earth
During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 WG to Earth happens on Wed Nov 24 2021 at a distance of 0.005844 Astronomical Units, or 874,191 kilometers:
Asteroid (NEO) 2021 WG brightness
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 WG, 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 WG rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 WG 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 WG Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.50705298 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2022-Mar-12 00:22:39
|Argument of perihelion||peri||350.9040719243°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||241.41911651834°|
Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 WG Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 WG with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 WG 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 WG 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 WG 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 WG in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2021 Nov 23||05h 38m 57s||+29° 22’ 18”||19.36||Auriga|
|2021 Nov 24||03h 47m 18s||+19° 29’ 53”||17.99||Taurus|
|2021 Nov 25||01h 50m 17s||+02° 45’ 03”||19.29||Pisces|
|2021 Nov 26||00h 30m 38s||-09° 46’ 50”||20.56||Cetus|
|2021 Nov 27||23h 43m 38s||-16° 24’ 06”||21.62||Aquarius|
|2021 Nov 28||23h 14m 53s||-19° 57’ 37”||22.45||Aquarius|
|2021 Nov 29||22h 56m 00s||-22° 03’ 46”||23.12||Aquarius|
|2021 Nov 30||22h 42m 51s||-23° 25’ 01”||23.67||Aquarius|
|2021 Dec 01||22h 33m 10s||-24° 21’ 03”||24.13||Aquarius|
|2021 Dec 02||22h 25m 45s||-25° 01’ 46”||24.54||Pisces Austrinus|
|2021 Dec 03||22h 19m 54s||-25° 32’ 38”||24.90||Pisces Austrinus|
|2021 Dec 04||22h 15m 10s||-25° 56’ 49”||25.22||Pisces Austrinus|
|2021 Dec 05||22h 11m 12s||-26° 16’ 22”||25.51||Pisces Austrinus|
|2021 Dec 06||22h 07m 50s||-26° 32’ 31”||25.78||Pisces Austrinus|