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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 LY1

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 LY1 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 LY1 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 LY1 is currently in the constellation of Aries. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 LY1 is 03h 18m 58s and the Declination is +19° 03’ 07” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 LY1 is 30.63 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2022 LY1 [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]:

03h 18m 58s
+19° 03’ 07”

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Additional information about Asteroid (NEO) 2022 LY1 available on TheSkyLive:

Available Resources

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.

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2022 LY1 in Aries on February, 09 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2022 LY1 in Aries on February, 09 2023
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 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 215,489,269 kilometers, equivalent to 1.440457 Astronomical Units. Light takes 11 minutes and 58.7948 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2022 LY1 and arrive to us.

11 minutes and 58.7948 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.

Distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 LY1 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 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

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 LY1 is 30.63.


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.

Predicted magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 LY1 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 LY1 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 LY1 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 70.9°
Max altitude: 57.6°
Azimuth: 289.0°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 LY1 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 LY1 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 LY1 at epoch 08 August 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459800.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.34212108
Orbit inclination i 1.34336679°
Perihelion distance q 0.95549184 AU
142,939,544 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.94927316 AU
291,607,115 km
Semi-major axis a 1.45238250 AU
217,273,330 km
Orbital period period 1.7504 years
639.3224 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2022-Jul-16 10:20:51
2,459,776.9311 JD
Next perihelion transit 2024-Apr-15 18:05
2,460,416.2536 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 240.56825320288°
Longitude of the ascending node node 60.287993535193°
Mean anomaly M 13.271529577302°
Mean motion n 0.56309616°/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 Feb 02 03h 07m 58s +18° 18’ 42” 30.46 Aries
2023 Feb 03 03h 09m 29s +18° 24’ 57” 30.48 Aries
2023 Feb 04 03h 10m 59s +18° 31’ 14” 30.51 Aries
2023 Feb 05 03h 12m 30s +18° 37’ 28” 30.53 Aries
2023 Feb 06 03h 14m 03s +18° 43’ 44” 30.56 Aries
2023 Feb 07 03h 15m 37s +18° 49’ 59” 30.58 Aries
2023 Feb 08 03h 17m 11s +18° 56’ 12” 30.61 Aries
2023 Feb 09 03h 18m 46s +19° 02’ 25” 30.63 Aries
2023 Feb 10 03h 20m 21s +19° 08’ 36” 30.65 Aries
2023 Feb 11 03h 21m 57s +19° 14’ 47” 30.68 Aries
2023 Feb 12 03h 23m 35s +19° 20’ 57” 30.70 Aries
2023 Feb 13 03h 25m 13s +19° 27’ 05” 30.72 Aries
2023 Feb 14 03h 26m 50s +19° 33’ 11” 30.74 Aries
2023 Feb 15 03h 28m 30s +19° 39’ 16” 30.77 Aries