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Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OB5

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OB5 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 OB5 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OB5 is currently in the constellation of Camelopardalis. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OB5 is 08h 13m 13s and the Declination is +72° 59’ 23” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OB5 is 24.54 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OB5 [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]:

08h 13m 13s
+72° 59’ 23”
  • 2022 OB5 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the North-North-East direction at an altitude of 64° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2022 OB5 is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 2022 OB5 rise and set times.
  • Go to interactive sky chart

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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.

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OB5 in Camelopardalis on August, 17 2022
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OB5 in Camelopardalis on August, 17 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 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 2,217,361 kilometers, equivalent to 0.014822 Astronomical Units. Light takes 7.3963 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OB5 and arrive to us.

7.3963 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.

Distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OB5 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 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 0.004286 Astronomical Units, or 641,225 kilometers:

Wed Jan 14 2026

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OB5 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OB5 is 24.54.


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.

Predicted magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OB5 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OB5 rise and set times

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OB5 is circumpolar and transits at 10:29 UTC (altitude: 68.5°)

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OB5 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 OB5 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OB5 at epoch 08 August 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459800.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.06328600
Orbit inclination i 2.32712812°
Perihelion distance q 0.95082630 AU
142,241,590 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.07930520 AU
161,461,760 km
Semi-major axis a 1.01506575 AU
151,851,675 km
Orbital period period 1.0227 years
373.5422 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2022-Nov-05 23:04:13
2,459,889.4613 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 101.80207482295°
Longitude of the ascending node node 307.55572339715°
Mean anomaly M 274.26389322034°
Mean motion n 0.96374650°/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
View Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OB5 in the 3D Solar System Simulator

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
2022 Aug 10 00h 47m 35s +70° 37’ 51” 21.89 Cassiopeia
2022 Aug 11 01h 44m 08s +75° 35’ 12” 22.32 Cassiopeia
2022 Aug 12 03h 05m 48s +78° 37’ 24” 22.73 Cepheus
2022 Aug 13 04h 41m 52s +79° 34’ 06” 23.13 Camelopardalis
2022 Aug 14 06h 04m 41s +78° 50’ 48” 23.50 Camelopardalis
2022 Aug 15 07h 02m 22s +77° 16’ 15” 23.84 Camelopardalis
2022 Aug 16 07h 40m 27s +75° 25’ 10” 24.16 Camelopardalis
2022 Aug 17 08h 06m 14s +73° 33’ 36” 24.45 Camelopardalis
2022 Aug 18 08h 24m 28s +71° 47’ 39” 24.72 Ursa Major
2022 Aug 19 08h 37m 55s +70° 09’ 15” 25.00 Ursa Major
2022 Aug 20 08h 48m 15s +68° 38’ 39” 25.00 Ursa Major
2022 Aug 21 08h 56m 23s +67° 15’ 20” 25.00 Ursa Major
2022 Aug 22 09h 03m 00s +65° 58’ 40” 26.00 Ursa Major
2022 Aug 23 09h 08m 27s +64° 47’ 53” 26.00 Ursa Major