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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:41  
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Near Earth Objects » 

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 LY1

Altitude: -25.2°   Azimuth: 285.2°   Direction: West-North-West

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 LY1 is currently in the constellation of Virgo.

The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 LY1 is 13h 51m 47s and the Declination is -10° 39’ 24” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 LY1 is 30.93 (JPL).

13h 51m 47s
-10° 39’ 24”

Today's rise, transit and set times of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 LY1 from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 100.5°
Max altitude: 27.9°
Azimuth: 259.4°
  • 2022 LY1 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2022 LY1 is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2022 LY1 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2022 LY1 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 LY1 in Virgo on December,01 2023
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2022 LY1 in Virgo on December, 01 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Finder chart of 2022 LY1
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2022 LY1 in Virgo on December, 01 2023
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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Also check out Where is Asteroid (NEO) 2022 LY1?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2022 LY1 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 LY1 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 LY1 from Earth is currently 319,198,726 kilometers, equivalent to 2.133712 Astronomical Units. Light takes 17 minutes and 44.7323 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2022 LY1 and arrive to us.

17 minutes and 44.7323 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 LY1 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 LY1 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 LY1 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 LY1 to Earth happens on Tue Jun 12 2029 at a distance of 0.009003 Astronomical Units, or 1,346,883 kilometers:

Tue Jun 12 2029

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 LY1 Brightness and Light Curve

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 LY1, 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 LY1 as a function of time

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 LY1 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 LY1 at epoch 24 February 2023 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.34207395
Orbit inclination i 1.34347227°
Perihelion distance q 0.95537972 AU
142,922,773 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.94883643 AU
291,541,781 km
Semi-major axis a 1.45210808 AU
217,232,277 km
Orbital period period 1.7499 years
639.1412 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2022-Jul-16 09:44:36
2,459,776.9060 JD
Next perihelion transit 2024-Apr-15 13:07
2,460,416.0472 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 240.54696275377°
Longitude of the ascending node node 60.282133736724°
Mean anomaly M 125.94062783038°
Mean motion n 0.56325579°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 LY1 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 LY1 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 LY1 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 LY1
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Asteroid (NEO) 2022 LY1 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 LY1 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 LY1 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2023 Nov 24 13h 30m 54s -08° 38’ 49” 31.00 Virgo
2023 Nov 25 13h 33m 33s -08° 54’ 30” 30.99 Virgo
2023 Nov 26 13h 36m 14s -09° 10’ 10” 30.98 Virgo
2023 Nov 27 13h 38m 54s -09° 25’ 50” 30.98 Virgo
2023 Nov 28 13h 41m 36s -09° 41’ 30” 30.97 Virgo
2023 Nov 29 13h 44m 21s -09° 57’ 07” 30.96 Virgo
2023 Nov 30 13h 47m 04s -10° 12’ 45” 30.95 Virgo
2023 Dec 01 13h 49m 50s -10° 28’ 21” 30.94 Virgo
2023 Dec 02 13h 52m 36s -10° 43’ 54” 30.93 Virgo
2023 Dec 03 13h 55m 23s -10° 59’ 27” 30.92 Virgo
2023 Dec 04 13h 58m 12s -11° 14’ 58” 30.91 Virgo
2023 Dec 05 14h 01m 00s -11° 30’ 28” 30.90 Virgo
2023 Dec 06 14h 03m 51s -11° 45’ 55” 30.89 Virgo
2023 Dec 07 14h 06m 42s -12° 01’ 18” 30.88 Virgo