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Asteroid (NEO) 2022 EF1

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 EF1 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 EF1 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 EF1 is currently in the constellation of Taurus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 EF1 is 04h 53m 11s and the Declination is +21° 49’ 12” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 EF1 is 31.02 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2022 EF1 [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]:

04h 53m 11s
+21° 49’ 12”

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Asteroid (NEO) 2022 EF1 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2022 EF1 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 EF1 in Taurus on September, 24 2022
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2022 EF1 in Taurus on September, 24 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 EF1?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2022 EF1 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 EF1 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 EF1 from Earth is currently 112,519,739 kilometers, equivalent to 0.752148 Astronomical Units. Light takes 6 minutes and 15.3254 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2022 EF1 and arrive to us.

6 minutes and 15.3254 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 EF1 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 EF1 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 EF1 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 EF1 to Earth happens on Thu Mar 4 2027 at a distance of 0.009025 Astronomical Units, or 1,350,187 kilometers:

Thu Mar 4 2027

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 EF1 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 EF1 is 31.02.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 EF1, 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 EF1 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 EF1 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 EF1 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 68.2°
Max altitude: 60.3°
Azimuth: 291.8°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 EF1 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 EF1 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 EF1 at epoch 20 January 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.34353519
Orbit inclination i 0.41189410°
Perihelion distance q 0.74682702 AU
111,723,732 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.52847245 AU
228,656,225 km
Semi-major axis a 1.13764974 AU
170,189,978 km
Orbital period period 1.2134 years
443.2118 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2022-May-04 08:50:33
2,459,703.8684 JD
Next perihelion transit 2023-Jul-21 13:55
2,460,147.0802 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 84.136753143826°
Longitude of the ascending node node 166.91281468311°
Mean anomaly M 276.03869146666°
Mean motion n 0.81225280°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 EF1 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 EF1 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 EF1 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 EF1
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Asteroid (NEO) 2022 EF1 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 EF1 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 EF1 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2022 Sep 17 04h 48m 05s +21° 46’ 45” 31.16 Taurus
2022 Sep 18 04h 48m 54s +21° 47’ 26” 31.14 Taurus
2022 Sep 19 04h 49m 41s +21° 48’ 00” 31.12 Taurus
2022 Sep 20 04h 50m 23s +21° 48’ 29” 31.11 Taurus
2022 Sep 21 04h 51m 05s +21° 48’ 51” 31.09 Taurus
2022 Sep 22 04h 51m 42s +21° 49’ 08” 31.07 Taurus
2022 Sep 23 04h 52m 18s +21° 49’ 18” 31.05 Taurus
2022 Sep 24 04h 52m 50s +21° 49’ 23” 31.03 Taurus
2022 Sep 25 04h 53m 18s +21° 49’ 23” 31.01 Taurus
2022 Sep 26 04h 53m 44s +21° 49’ 15” 30.98 Taurus
2022 Sep 27 04h 54m 06s +21° 49’ 02” 30.96 Taurus
2022 Sep 28 04h 54m 25s +21° 48’ 44” 30.94 Taurus
2022 Sep 29 04h 54m 42s +21° 48’ 20” 30.92 Taurus
2022 Sep 30 04h 54m 54s +21° 47’ 48” 30.89 Taurus