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Asteroid (NEO) 2022 BP4

Altitude: -40.5°   Azimuth: 301.0°   Direction: West-North-West

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 BP4 is currently in the constellation of Capricornus, at a distance of 244,553,841 kilometers from Earth.

Finder chart of 2022 BP4 in Capricornus on March,03 2024
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2022 BP4 in Capricornus on March, 03 2024. Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 BP4 is 21h 43m 39s and the Declination is -15° 18’ 58” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 BP4 is 29.48 (JPL).

21h 43m 39s
-15° 18’ 58”

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

Azimuth: 105.6°
Max altitude: 23.0°
Azimuth: 254.6°
  • 2022 BP4 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
  • 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

Finder chart of 2022 BP4
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2022 BP4 in Capricornus on March, 03 2024
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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Asteroid (NEO) 2022 BP4 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 BP4 from Earth is currently 244,553,841 kilometers, equivalent to 1.634741 Astronomical Units. Light takes 13 minutes and 35.7438 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2022 BP4 and arrive to us.

13 minutes and 35.7438 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 and Light Curve

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 12 September 2023 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460200.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.16672518
Orbit inclination i 13.77562502°
Perihelion distance q 0.76222821 AU
114,027,718 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.06724796 AU
159,658,023 km
Semi-major axis a 0.91473809 AU
136,842,870 km
Orbital period period 0.8749 years
319.5535 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2024-Feb-08 18:00:07
2,460,349.2501 JD
Next perihelion transit 2024-Dec-24 07:17
2,460,668.8036 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 308.42575367428°
Longitude of the ascending node node 310.411592966°
Mean anomaly M 192.42232704753°
Mean motion n 1.12657194°/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
2024 Feb 25 21h 08m 22s -19° 27’ 12” 29.47 Capricornus
2024 Feb 26 21h 13m 00s -18° 56’ 35” 29.47 Capricornus
2024 Feb 27 21h 17m 35s -18° 25’ 36” 29.47 Capricornus
2024 Feb 28 21h 22m 09s -17° 54’ 18” 29.47 Capricornus
2024 Feb 29 21h 26m 40s -17° 22’ 41” 29.47 Capricornus
2024 Mar 01 21h 31m 09s -16° 50’ 47” 29.47 Capricornus
2024 Mar 02 21h 35m 35s -16° 18’ 37” 29.48 Capricornus
2024 Mar 03 21h 40m 00s -15° 46’ 11” 29.48 Capricornus
2024 Mar 04 21h 44m 22s -15° 13’ 32” 29.48 Capricornus
2024 Mar 05 21h 48m 42s -14° 40’ 41” 29.48 Capricornus
2024 Mar 06 21h 53m 00s -14° 07’ 38” 29.49 Capricornus
2024 Mar 07 21h 57m 17s -13° 34’ 26” 29.49 Capricornus
2024 Mar 08 22h 01m 32s -13° 01’ 03” 29.49 Aquarius
2024 Mar 09 22h 05m 44s -12° 27’ 30” 29.50 Aquarius