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Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AG2

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AG2 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) 2022 AG2 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AG2 is currently in the constellation of Serpens. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AG2 is 15h 40m 45s and the Declination is +11° 00’ 03” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AG2 is 23.97 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AG2 [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]:

15h 40m 45s
+11° 00’ 03”
Serpens
23.97

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Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AG2 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AG2 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) 2022 AG2 in Serpens on January, 19 2022
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AG2 in Serpens on January, 19 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) 2022 AG2?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AG2 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AG2 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AG2 from Earth is currently 5,432,974 kilometers, equivalent to 0.036317 Astronomical Units. Light takes 18.1225 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AG2 and arrive to us.

5,432,974
0.036317
18.1225 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AG2 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) 2022 AG2 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) 2022 AG2 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AG2 to Earth happens on Thu Jan 13 2022 at a distance of 0.008104 Astronomical Units, or 1,212,343 kilometers:

Thu Jan 13 2022
1,212,343
0.008104

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AG2 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AG2 is 23.97.

23.97

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AG2, 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) 2022 AG2 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AG2 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) 2022 AG2 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 77.0°
Max altitude: 50.8°
Azimuth: 281.7°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AG2 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) 2022 AG2 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AG2 at epoch 06 January 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459586.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.61137993
Orbit inclination i 4.65388516°
Perihelion distance q 0.96776166 AU
144,775,084 km
Aphelion distance Q 4.01274101 AU
600,297,512 km
Semi-major axis a 2.49025134 AU
372,536,298 km
Orbital period period 3.9298 years
1,435.3678 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2022-Jan-27 21:30:43
2,459,607.3963 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 23.705763828643°
Longitude of the ascending node node 108.00987053522°
Mean anomaly M 354.75905636555°
Mean motion n 0.25080680°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AG2 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AG2 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AG2 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) 2022 AG2
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Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AG2 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AG2 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AG2 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2022 Jan 12 05h 06m 30s +47° 57’ 42” 18.98 Auriga
2022 Jan 13 07h 44m 00s +71° 28’ 29” 18.72 Camelopardalis
2022 Jan 14 13h 57m 33s +59° 37’ 04” 19.60 Ursa Major
2022 Jan 15 15h 00m 59s +38° 31’ 01” 20.89 Bootes
2022 Jan 16 15h 20m 08s +26° 50’ 14” 21.91 Corona Borealis
2022 Jan 17 15h 29m 17s +20° 08’ 26” 22.66 Serpens
2022 Jan 18 15h 34m 39s +15° 55’ 11” 23.22 Serpens
2022 Jan 19 15h 38m 12s +13° 02’ 39” 23.65 Serpens
2022 Jan 20 15h 40m 45s +10° 57’ 57” 23.99 Serpens
2022 Jan 21 15h 42m 43s +09° 23’ 40” 24.27 Serpens
2022 Jan 22 15h 44m 17s +08° 09’ 51” 24.51 Serpens
2022 Jan 23 15h 45m 37s +07° 10’ 23” 24.71 Serpens
2022 Jan 24 15h 46m 44s +06° 21’ 23” 24.88 Serpens
2022 Jan 25 15h 47m 43s +05° 40’ 14” 25.03 Serpens