Asteroid (NEO) 2021 XE
Asteroid (NEO) 2021 XE 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 XE Impact Earth?.
Asteroid (NEO) 2021 XE is currently in the constellation of Lupus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 XE is 15h 01m 42s and the Declination is -49° 46’ 24” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 XE is 27.18 (JPL).
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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 11,847,382 kilometers, equivalent to 0.079195 Astronomical Units. Light takes 39.5186 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
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 rise and set times
Asteroid (NEO) 2021 XE is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 XE 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 XE Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.95614158 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2022-Jan-20 06:24:44
|Next perihelion transit||2023-Mar-02 15:44
|Argument of perihelion||peri||229.64903371393°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||253.76773751821°|
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.
|2022 Jan 14||14h 38m 36s||-49° 31’ 08”||27.02||Lupus|
|2022 Jan 15||14h 41m 44s||-49° 34’ 05”||27.04||Lupus|
|2022 Jan 16||14h 44m 52s||-49° 36’ 38”||27.07||Lupus|
|2022 Jan 17||14h 47m 57s||-49° 38’ 51”||27.09||Lupus|
|2022 Jan 18||14h 51m 03s||-49° 40’ 45”||27.11||Lupus|
|2022 Jan 19||14h 54m 08s||-49° 42’ 20”||27.13||Lupus|
|2022 Jan 20||14h 57m 14s||-49° 43’ 40”||27.15||Lupus|
|2022 Jan 21||15h 00m 19s||-49° 44’ 44”||27.17||Lupus|
|2022 Jan 22||15h 03m 24s||-49° 45’ 35”||27.19||Lupus|
|2022 Jan 23||15h 06m 28s||-49° 46’ 14”||27.21||Lupus|
|2022 Jan 24||15h 09m 33s||-49° 46’ 40”||27.22||Lupus|
|2022 Jan 25||15h 12m 37s||-49° 46’ 54”||27.24||Lupus|
|2022 Jan 26||15h 15m 41s||-49° 46’ 58”||27.25||Lupus|
|2022 Jan 27||15h 18m 45s||-49° 46’ 50”||27.27||Lupus|