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Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OC3

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OC3 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 OC3 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OC3 is currently in the constellation of Gemini. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OC3 is 08h 08m 23s and the Declination is +29° 01’ 45” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OC3 is 30.00 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OC3 [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 08m 23s
+29° 01’ 45”
  • 2022 OC3 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the South-East direction at an altitude of 59° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2022 OC3 is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 2022 OC3 rise and set times.
  • Go to interactive sky chart

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Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OC3 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OC3 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 OC3 in Gemini on August, 17 2022
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OC3 in Gemini 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 OC3?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OC3 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OC3 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OC3 from Earth is currently 4,503,168 kilometers, equivalent to 0.030102 Astronomical Units. Light takes 15.0210 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OC3 and arrive to us.

15.0210 seconds

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.

Distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OC3 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 OC3 to Earth

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

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OC3 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OC3 is 30.00.


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.

Predicted magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OC3 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OC3 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 OC3 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 60.7°
Max altitude: 67.5°
Azimuth: 298.7°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OC3 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 OC3 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OC3 at epoch 08 August 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459800.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.12976232
Orbit inclination i 0.38023106°
Perihelion distance q 0.88515032 AU
132,416,604 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.14912225 AU
171,906,242 km
Semi-major axis a 1.01713629 AU
152,161,423 km
Orbital period period 1.0258 years
374.6857 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2022-Oct-28 04:43:52
2,459,880.6971 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 128.29103282999°
Longitude of the ascending node node 280.20658271636°
Mean anomaly M 282.9461753857°
Mean motion n 0.96080521°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OC3 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OC3 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OC3 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 OC3
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Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OC3 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. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OC3 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2022 Aug 10 06h 53m 57s +38° 27’ 07” 26.00 Auriga
2022 Aug 11 07h 12m 47s +36° 31’ 06” 27.00 Auriga
2022 Aug 12 07h 27m 11s +34° 50’ 38” 28.00 Gemini
2022 Aug 13 07h 38m 29s +33° 24’ 15” 28.00 Gemini
2022 Aug 14 07h 47m 34s +32° 09’ 51” 29.00 Gemini
2022 Aug 15 07h 55m 03s +31° 05’ 25” 29.00 Gemini
2022 Aug 16 08h 01m 18s +30° 09’ 11” 29.00 Gemini
2022 Aug 17 08h 06m 38s +29° 19’ 44” 30.00 Gemini
2022 Aug 18 08h 11m 16s +28° 35’ 52” 30.00 Cancer
2022 Aug 19 08h 15m 20s +27° 56’ 39” 30.00 Cancer
2022 Aug 20 08h 18m 55s +27° 21’ 23” 30.00 Cancer
2022 Aug 21 08h 22m 09s +26° 49’ 23” 30.00 Cancer
2022 Aug 22 08h 25m 04s +26° 20’ 09” 30.00 Cancer
2022 Aug 23 08h 27m 45s +25° 53’ 20” 30.00 Cancer