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Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AT2

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AT2 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 AT2 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AT2 is currently in the constellation of Hercules. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AT2 is 17h 13m 22s and the Declination is +16° 23’ 20” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AT2 is 24.02 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AT2 [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]:

17h 13m 22s
+16° 23’ 20”
Hercules
24.02
  • 2022 AT2 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the East-North-East direction at an altitude of 12° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2022 AT2 is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 2022 AT2 rise and set times.
  • Go to interactive sky chart

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Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AT2 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AT2 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 AT2 in Hercules on January, 23 2022
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AT2 in Hercules on January, 23 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 AT2?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AT2 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AT2 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AT2 from Earth is currently 4,339,119 kilometers, equivalent to 0.029005 Astronomical Units. Light takes 14.4737 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AT2 and arrive to us.

4,339,119
0.029005
14.4737 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AT2 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 AT2 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 AT2 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AT2 to Earth happens on Sat Jan 15 2022 at a distance of 0.004865 Astronomical Units, or 727,754 kilometers:

Sat Jan 15 2022
727,754
0.004865

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AT2 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AT2 is 24.02.

24.02

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AT2, 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 AT2 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AT2 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 AT2 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 73.5°
Max altitude: 54.9°
Azimuth: 286.3°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AT2 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 AT2 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AT2 at epoch 06 January 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459586.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.33072427
Orbit inclination i 6.29976492°
Perihelion distance q 0.96212621 AU
143,932,033 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.91300034 AU
286,180,779 km
Semi-major axis a 1.43756328 AU
215,056,406 km
Orbital period period 1.7236 years
629.5625 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2022-Feb-03 12:26:54
2,459,614.0187 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 23.677126873752°
Longitude of the ascending node node 113.74836137974°
Mean anomaly M 344.26411165788°
Mean motion n 0.57182563°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AT2 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AT2 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AT2 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 AT2
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Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AT2 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AT2 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 AT2 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2022 Jan 16 21h 04m 26s +21° 00’ 39” 22.00 Vulpecula
2022 Jan 17 19h 14m 52s +21° 28’ 13” 23.00 Vulpecula
2022 Jan 18 18h 22m 27s +20° 04’ 21” 23.00 Hercules
2022 Jan 19 17h 54m 41s +18° 53’ 45” 23.00 Hercules
2022 Jan 20 17h 37m 59s +18° 01’ 55” 23.00 Hercules
2022 Jan 21 17h 27m 01s +17° 23’ 18” 24.00 Hercules
2022 Jan 22 17h 19m 19s +16° 53’ 30” 24.00 Hercules
2022 Jan 23 17h 13m 41s +16° 29’ 42” 24.00 Hercules
2022 Jan 24 17h 09m 24s +16° 10’ 06” 24.17 Hercules
2022 Jan 25 17h 06m 06s +15° 53’ 34” 24.30 Hercules
2022 Jan 26 17h 03m 29s +15° 39’ 17” 24.42 Hercules
2022 Jan 27 17h 01m 23s +15° 26’ 45” 24.52 Hercules
2022 Jan 28 16h 59m 42s +15° 15’ 33” 24.61 Hercules
2022 Jan 29 16h 58m 19s +15° 05’ 26” 24.70 Hercules