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north SunriseRise: 7:47  
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Asteroid (NEO) 2022 GA2

Altitude: -30.6°   Azimuth: 272.5°   Direction: West

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 GA2 is currently in the constellation of Sagittarius.

The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 GA2 is 18h 35m 31s and the Declination is -22° 02’ 42” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 GA2 is 31.74 (JPL).

18h 35m 31s
-22° 02’ 42”

Today's rise, transit and set times of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 GA2 from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 112.1°
Max altitude: 16.5°
Azimuth: 247.9°
  • 2022 GA2 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2022 GA2 is visible only through long exposure photography.
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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.

Finder chart of 2022 GA2 in Sagittarius on December,05 2023
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2022 GA2 in Sagittarius on December, 05 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Finder chart of 2022 GA2
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2022 GA2 in Sagittarius on December, 05 2023
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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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 263,902,061 kilometers, equivalent to 1.764076 Astronomical Units. Light takes 14 minutes and 40.2825 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2022 GA2 and arrive to us.

14 minutes and 40.2825 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.

Chart of the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 GA2 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 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

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 GA2 Brightness and Light Curve

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.

Chart of the magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 GA2 as a function of time

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 GA2 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 GA2 at epoch 24 February 2023 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.29602116
Orbit inclination i 2.15924916°
Perihelion distance q 0.89289817 AU
133,575,665 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.64382059 AU
245,912,061 km
Semi-major axis a 1.26835938 AU
189,743,863 km
Orbital period period 1.4285 years
521.7493 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2023-Oct-28 11:07:32
2,460,245.9636 JD
Next perihelion transit 2025-Apr-02 05:06
2,460,767.7129 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 57.250375312161°
Longitude of the ascending node node 198.23690060215°
Mean anomaly M 190.63345330909°
Mean motion n 0.68998649°/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
2023 Nov 28 17h 56m 52s -22° 16’ 54” 31.66 Sagittarius
2023 Nov 29 18h 01m 49s -22° 16’ 59” 31.67 Sagittarius
2023 Nov 30 18h 06m 46s -22° 16’ 31” 31.68 Sagittarius
2023 Dec 01 18h 11m 40s -22° 15’ 29” 31.69 Sagittarius
2023 Dec 02 18h 16m 36s -22° 13’ 54” 31.70 Sagittarius
2023 Dec 03 18h 21m 29s -22° 11’ 45” 31.71 Sagittarius
2023 Dec 04 18h 26m 22s -22° 09’ 06” 31.72 Sagittarius
2023 Dec 05 18h 31m 15s -22° 05’ 53” 31.73 Sagittarius
2023 Dec 06 18h 36m 06s -22° 02’ 09” 31.74 Sagittarius
2023 Dec 07 18h 40m 57s -21° 57’ 53” 31.76 Sagittarius
2023 Dec 08 18h 45m 46s -21° 53’ 08” 31.77 Sagittarius
2023 Dec 09 18h 50m 34s -21° 47’ 50” 31.78 Sagittarius
2023 Dec 10 18h 55m 20s -21° 42’ 02” 31.79 Sagittarius
2023 Dec 11 19h 00m 06s -21° 35’ 47” 31.80 Sagittarius