Asteroid (NEO) 2021 XE
Asteroid (NEO) 2021 XE is currently in the constellation of Ophiucus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 XE is 16h 58m 31s and the Declination is -19° 43’ 52” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom ). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 XE is 31.20 (JPL).
- 2021 XE is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom .
- Given its current magnitude, 2021 XE is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2021 XE Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2021 XE 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 XE Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 XE from Earth is currently 156,532,230 kilometers, equivalent to 1.046353 Astronomical Units. Light takes 8 minutes and 42.1353 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2021 XE and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 XE 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 XE to Earth
During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 XE to Earth happens on Wed Dec 10 2031 at a distance of 0.009612 Astronomical Units, or 1,437,882 kilometers:
Asteroid (NEO) 2021 XE Brightness and Light Curve
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 XE, 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 XE Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.95620055 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2023-Mar-01 20:34:47
|Next perihelion transit||2024-Apr-10 20:01
|Argument of perihelion||peri||229.46725412559°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||253.60749526469°|
Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 XE Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 XE with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 XE 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 XE 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 XE 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 XE in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2023 Sep 21||16h 33m 33s||-19° 05’ 56”||31.16||Ophiucus|
|2023 Sep 22||16h 36m 56s||-19° 11’ 52”||31.17||Ophiucus|
|2023 Sep 23||16h 40m 20s||-19° 17’ 31”||31.17||Ophiucus|
|2023 Sep 24||16h 43m 45s||-19° 22’ 59”||31.18||Ophiucus|
|2023 Sep 25||16h 47m 08s||-19° 28’ 10”||31.19||Ophiucus|
|2023 Sep 26||16h 50m 34s||-19° 33’ 08”||31.19||Ophiucus|
|2023 Sep 27||16h 53m 57s||-19° 37’ 51”||31.20||Ophiucus|
|2023 Sep 28||16h 57m 23s||-19° 42’ 20”||31.20||Ophiucus|
|2023 Sep 29||17h 00m 47s||-19° 46’ 33”||31.21||Ophiucus|
|2023 Sep 30||17h 04m 12s||-19° 50’ 33”||31.21||Ophiucus|
|2023 Oct 01||17h 07m 36s||-19° 54’ 18”||31.22||Ophiucus|
|2023 Oct 02||17h 11m 02s||-19° 57’ 47”||31.23||Ophiucus|
|2023 Oct 03||17h 14m 26s||-20° 01’ 01”||31.23||Ophiucus|
|2023 Oct 04||17h 17m 52s||-20° 04’ 01”||31.24||Ophiucus|