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Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OB5

Altitude: -21.4°   Azimuth: 32.0°   Direction: North-North-East

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OB5 is currently in the constellation of Virgo.

The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OB5 is 12h 55m 43s and the Declination is +11° 54’ 44” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OB5 is 27.55 (JPL).

12h 55m 43s
+11° 54’ 44”

Today's rise, transit and set times of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OB5 from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 77.6°
Max altitude: 50.8°
Azimuth: 282.1°
  • 2022 OB5 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2022 OB5 is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OB5 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OB5 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 OB5 in Virgo on December,06 2023
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OB5 in Virgo on December, 06 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Finder chart of 2022 OB5
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OB5 in Virgo on December, 06 2023
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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Also check out Where is Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OB5?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OB5 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OB5 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OB5 from Earth is currently 12,806,865 kilometers, equivalent to 0.085609 Astronomical Units. Light takes 42.7191 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OB5 and arrive to us.

42.7191 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OB5 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 OB5 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 OB5 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OB5 to Earth happens on Wed Jan 14 2026 at a distance of 0.004340 Astronomical Units, or 649,221 kilometers:

Wed Jan 14 2026

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OB5 Brightness and Light Curve

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OB5, 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 OB5 as a function of time

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OB5 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OB5 at epoch 24 February 2023 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.05982194
Orbit inclination i 2.06148657°
Perihelion distance q 0.94701231 AU
141,671,026 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.06752590 AU
159,699,601 km
Semi-major axis a 1.00726910 AU
150,685,313 km
Orbital period period 1.0109 years
369.2468 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2022-Nov-10 22:42:23
2,459,894.4461 JD
Next perihelion transit 2023-Nov-15 04:37
2,460,263.6929 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 109.62675428648°
Longitude of the ascending node node 305.09502408615°
Mean anomaly M 103.39807088913°
Mean motion n 0.97495777°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OB5 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OB5 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OB5 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 OB5
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Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OB5 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OB5 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 OB5 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2023 Nov 29 12h 53m 34s +16° 13’ 10” 27.71 Coma
2023 Nov 30 12h 53m 35s +15° 41’ 08” 27.69 Coma
2023 Dec 01 12h 53m 41s +15° 08’ 54” 27.67 Coma
2023 Dec 02 12h 53m 53s +14° 36’ 33” 27.64 Coma
2023 Dec 03 12h 54m 06s +14° 04’ 05” 27.62 Coma
2023 Dec 04 12h 54m 25s +13° 31’ 30” 27.60 Coma
2023 Dec 05 12h 54m 47s +12° 58’ 50” 27.58 Virgo
2023 Dec 06 12h 55m 14s +12° 26’ 08” 27.57 Virgo
2023 Dec 07 12h 55m 44s +11° 53’ 21” 27.55 Virgo
2023 Dec 08 12h 56m 16s +11° 20’ 35” 27.53 Virgo
2023 Dec 09 12h 56m 52s +10° 47’ 47” 27.51 Virgo
2023 Dec 10 12h 57m 30s +10° 14’ 58” 27.50 Virgo
2023 Dec 11 12h 58m 12s +09° 42’ 11” 27.48 Virgo
2023 Dec 12 12h 58m 55s +09° 09’ 24” 27.46 Virgo