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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:43  ☀️ Transit: 13:03  🌅 Sunset: 19:24

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 BP4

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 BP4 is currently in the constellation of Aquarius. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 BP4 is 22h 04m 06s and the Declination is -19° 10’ 53” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 BP4 is 29.57 (JPL).

22h 04m 06s
-19° 10’ 53”

Today's rise, transit and set times of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 BP4 from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 109.2°
Max altitude: 19.5°
Azimuth: 251.1°
  • 2022 BP4 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • Given its current magnitude, 2022 BP4 is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2022 BP4 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2022 BP4 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 BP4 in Aquarius on March, 29 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2022 BP4 in Aquarius on March, 29 2023
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 BP4?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2022 BP4 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 BP4 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 BP4 from Earth is currently 165,842,572 kilometers, equivalent to 1.108589 Astronomical Units. Light takes 9 minutes and 13.1913 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2022 BP4 and arrive to us.

9 minutes and 13.1913 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 BP4 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.

Chart of the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 BP4 from Earth in Astronomical Units (au)

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 BP4 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 BP4 to Earth happens on Wed Jan 31 2029 at a distance of 0.008577 Astronomical Units, or 1,283,033 kilometers:

Wed Jan 31 2029

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 BP4 Brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 BP4 is 29.57.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 BP4, 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.

Chart of the magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 BP4 as a function of time

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 BP4 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 BP4 at epoch 24 February 2023 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.16670374
Orbit inclination i 13.77575477°
Perihelion distance q 0.76223530 AU
114,028,778 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.06721081 AU
159,652,465 km
Semi-major axis a 0.91472306 AU
136,840,622 km
Orbital period period 0.8749 years
319.5456 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2023-Mar-26 04:24:52
2,460,029.6839 JD
Next perihelion transit 2024-Feb-08 17:30
2,460,349.2296 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 308.40874353697°
Longitude of the ascending node node 310.41553217588°
Mean anomaly M 327.12138494772°
Mean motion n 1.12659971°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 BP4 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 BP4 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 BP4 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 BP4
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Asteroid (NEO) 2022 BP4 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 BP4 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 BP4 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2023 Mar 22 21h 32m 42s -23° 26’ 30” 29.55 Capricornus
2023 Mar 23 21h 37m 13s -22° 51’ 56” 29.55 Capricornus
2023 Mar 24 21h 41m 39s -22° 16’ 59” 29.56 Capricornus
2023 Mar 25 21h 46m 05s -21° 41’ 43” 29.56 Capricornus
2023 Mar 26 21h 50m 27s -21° 06’ 06” 29.56 Capricornus
2023 Mar 27 21h 54m 47s -20° 30’ 10” 29.56 Capricornus
2023 Mar 28 21h 59m 04s -19° 53’ 56” 29.57 Aquarius
2023 Mar 29 22h 03m 20s -19° 17’ 26” 29.57 Aquarius
2023 Mar 30 22h 07m 32s -18° 40’ 42” 29.57 Aquarius
2023 Mar 31 22h 11m 42s -18° 03’ 43” 29.58 Aquarius
2023 Apr 01 22h 15m 50s -17° 26’ 34” 29.58 Aquarius
2023 Apr 02 22h 19m 55s -16° 49’ 12” 29.58 Aquarius
2023 Apr 03 22h 23m 59s -16° 11’ 39” 29.59 Aquarius
2023 Apr 04 22h 28m 01s -15° 33’ 56” 29.59 Aquarius