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Asteroid (NEO) 2022 GA2

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 GA2 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 GA2 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 GA2 is currently in the constellation of Aries. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 GA2 is 02h 43m 03s and the Declination is +16° 25’ 34” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 GA2 is 29.47 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2022 GA2 [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]:

02h 43m 03s
+16° 25’ 34”
Aries
29.47

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Asteroid (NEO) 2022 GA2 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2022 GA2 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 GA2 in Aries on September, 24 2022
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2022 GA2 in Aries 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 GA2?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2022 GA2 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 GA2 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 GA2 from Earth is currently 62,587,492 kilometers, equivalent to 0.418372 Astronomical Units. Light takes 3 minutes and 28.7694 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2022 GA2 and arrive to us.

62,587,492
0.418372
3 minutes and 28.7694 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 GA2 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 GA2 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 GA2 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 GA2 to Earth happens on Tue Apr 6 2032 at a distance of 0.003273 Astronomical Units, or 489,662 kilometers:

Tue Apr 6 2032
489,662
0.003273

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 GA2 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 GA2 is 29.47.

29.47

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 GA2, 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 GA2 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 GA2 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 GA2 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 73.6°
Max altitude: 55.1°
Azimuth: 286.5°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 GA2 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 GA2 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 GA2 at epoch 20 January 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.30507058
Orbit inclination i 2.03391443°
Perihelion distance q 0.90022259 AU
134,671,383 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.69060913 AU
252,911,527 km
Semi-major axis a 1.29541586 AU
193,791,455 km
Orbital period period 1.4744 years
538.5329 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2022-May-22 14:35:28
2,459,722.1080 JD
Next perihelion transit 2023-Nov-12 03:22
2,460,260.6409 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 54.390627541965°
Longitude of the ascending node node 198.37397100236°
Mean anomaly M 278.70716186239°
Mean motion n 0.66848283°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 GA2 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 GA2 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 GA2 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 GA2
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Asteroid (NEO) 2022 GA2 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 GA2 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 GA2 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2022 Sep 17 02h 53m 13s +17° 42’ 29” 29.66 Aries
2022 Sep 18 02h 52m 09s +17° 33’ 47” 29.64 Aries
2022 Sep 19 02h 50m 58s +17° 24’ 41” 29.61 Aries
2022 Sep 20 02h 49m 45s +17° 15’ 11” 29.59 Aries
2022 Sep 21 02h 48m 25s +17° 05’ 17” 29.56 Aries
2022 Sep 22 02h 47m 03s +16° 55’ 00” 29.53 Aries
2022 Sep 23 02h 45m 37s +16° 44’ 20” 29.51 Aries
2022 Sep 24 02h 44m 04s +16° 33’ 15” 29.48 Aries
2022 Sep 25 02h 42m 29s +16° 21’ 47” 29.46 Aries
2022 Sep 26 02h 40m 50s +16° 09’ 56” 29.43 Aries
2022 Sep 27 02h 39m 07s +15° 57’ 42” 29.40 Aries
2022 Sep 28 02h 37m 22s +15° 45’ 06” 29.38 Aries
2022 Sep 29 02h 35m 31s +15° 32’ 08” 29.35 Aries
2022 Sep 30 02h 33m 38s +15° 18’ 48” 29.32 Aries