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Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OC3

Below the horizon.  Rise: 14:21 | Tran: 19:10 | Set: 0:00
Alt: -38.33°   Az: 58.43°   Direction: East-North-East
Please note: this information pertains to a Near-Earth Object (NEO). During close approaches, our current computational model is not able to provide an accurate position, due to the high speeds of these objects. We plan to refine our algorithms to improve accuracy in the future. JPL Horizons can compute precise positions in these situations.

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OC3 is in the constellation of Virgo, at a distance of 38,402,746.0 kilometers from Earth. The current Right Ascension is 14h 14m 07s and the Declination is -13° 15’ 41” (apparent coordinates). The magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OC3 is 28.04 (data provided by JPL Horizons).

Finder chart of 2022 OC3 in Virgo on July,22 2024
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OC3 in Virgo on July, 22 2024. Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Celestial Coordinates


14h 14m 07s
-13° 15’ 41”
14h 53m 28s
05h 07m 35s


14h 12m 47s
-13° 08’ 50”

Additional Information


Rise and Set Times

Today's rise, transit and set times of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OC3 from Greenwich, UK (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 103.3°
Max altitude: 25.2°
Azimuth: 256.7°

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Finder Charts

Finder chart of 2022 OC3
Sky map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OC3 in Virgo on July, 22 2024. Field of view: 10x6 degrees. View in interactive sky chart

Also check out Where is Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OC3?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OC3 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OC3 from Earth is currently 38,402,746.0 kilometers, equivalent to 0.2567065014 Astronomical Units. Light takes 2m 8.098s to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OC3 and arrive to us.

2m 8.098s

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OC3 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 OC3 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

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OC3 to Earth happens on Sat Jan 31 2026 at a distance of 0.003343 Astronomical Units, or 500,155 kilometers:

Sat Jan 31 2026

Light Curve

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OC3, 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 OC3 as a function of time

Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OC3 at epoch 24 February 2023 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.12793454
Orbit inclination i 0.36692728°
Perihelion distance q 0.88492981 AU
132,383,616 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.14457336 AU
171,225,738 km
Semi-major axis a 1.01475159 AU
151,804,677 km
Orbital period period 1.0222 years
373.3688 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2022-Oct-28 19:49:33
2,459,881.3261 JD
Next perihelion transit 2023-Nov-06 04:40
2,460,254.6949 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 130.85864805037°
Longitude of the ascending node node 278.31259082085°
Mean anomaly M 114.90678741674°
Mean motion n 0.96419409°/day

Orbit Visualization

Orbit Diagram of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OC3
View Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OC3 in the 3D Solar System Simulator

15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OC3 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Apparent celestial coordinates are provided.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2024 Jul 15 14h 01m 48s -12° 21’ 41” 27.89 Virgo
2024 Jul 16 14h 03m 24s -12° 28’ 40” 27.91 Virgo
2024 Jul 17 14h 05m 00s -12° 35’ 47” 27.93 Virgo
2024 Jul 18 14h 06m 39s -12° 43’ 00” 27.95 Virgo
2024 Jul 19 14h 08m 19s -12° 50’ 19” 27.98 Virgo
2024 Jul 20 14h 10m 00s -12° 57’ 44” 28.00 Virgo
2024 Jul 21 14h 11m 43s -13° 05’ 13” 28.02 Virgo
2024 Jul 22 14h 13m 27s -13° 12’ 48” 28.03 Virgo
2024 Jul 23 14h 15m 12s -13° 20’ 27” 28.05 Virgo
2024 Jul 24 14h 16m 59s -13° 28’ 09” 28.07 Virgo
2024 Jul 25 14h 18m 47s -13° 35’ 55” 28.09 Virgo
2024 Jul 26 14h 20m 37s -13° 43’ 45” 28.11 Virgo
2024 Jul 27 14h 22m 28s -13° 51’ 37” 28.12 Virgo
2024 Jul 28 14h 24m 20s -13° 59’ 33” 28.14 Libra

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