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Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OC3

Altitude: -16.1°   Azimuth: 273.3°   Direction: West

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OC3 is currently in the constellation of Libra. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OC3 is 14h 20m 41s and the Declination is -10° 28’ 42” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OC3 is 30.00 (JPL).

14h 20m 41s
-10° 28’ 42”

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

Azimuth: 100.6°
Max altitude: 28.0°
Azimuth: 259.5°
  • 2022 OC3 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2022 OC3 is visible only through long exposure photography.
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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.

Finder chart of 2022 OC3 in Libra on September,25 2023
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OC3 in Libra on September, 25 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Finder chart of 2022 OC3
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OC3 in Libra on September, 25 2023
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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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 14,822,717 kilometers, equivalent to 0.099084 Astronomical Units. Light takes 49.4433 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OC3 and arrive to us.

49.4433 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.

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 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 and 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

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OC3 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

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
2023 Sep 18 14h 41m 04s -12° 24’ 20” 29.00 Libra
2023 Sep 19 14h 39m 00s -12° 12’ 02” 29.00 Libra
2023 Sep 20 14h 36m 47s -11° 59’ 03” 29.00 Libra
2023 Sep 21 14h 34m 24s -11° 45’ 20” 29.00 Libra
2023 Sep 22 14h 31m 54s -11° 30’ 51” 29.00 Libra
2023 Sep 23 14h 29m 13s -11° 15’ 38” 30.00 Libra
2023 Sep 24 14h 26m 26s -10° 59’ 38” 30.00 Libra
2023 Sep 25 14h 23m 27s -10° 42’ 51” 30.00 Libra
2023 Sep 26 14h 20m 21s -10° 25’ 17” 30.00 Virgo
2023 Sep 27 14h 17m 04s -10° 06’ 57” 31.00 Virgo
2023 Sep 28 14h 13m 41s -09° 47’ 53” 31.00 Virgo
2023 Sep 29 14h 10m 09s -09° 28’ 05” 31.00 Virgo
2023 Sep 30 14h 06m 29s -09° 07’ 36” 32.00 Virgo
2023 Oct 01 14h 02m 43s -08° 46’ 31” 32.00 Virgo