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Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OJ3

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OJ3 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 OJ3 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OJ3 is currently in the constellation of Gemini. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OJ3 is 06h 13m 13s and the Declination is +22° 25’ 16” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OJ3 is 24.00 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OJ3 [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]:

06h 13m 13s
+22° 25’ 16”
  • 2022 OJ3 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the South-South-East direction at an altitude of 58° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2022 OJ3 is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 2022 OJ3 rise and set times.
  • Go to interactive sky chart

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Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OJ3 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OJ3 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 OJ3 in Gemini on August, 11 2022
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OJ3 in Gemini on August, 11 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 OJ3?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OJ3 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OJ3 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OJ3 from Earth is currently 7,353,435 kilometers, equivalent to 0.049155 Astronomical Units. Light takes 24.5284 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OJ3 and arrive to us.

24.5284 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OJ3 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 OJ3 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 OJ3 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OJ3 to Earth happens on Thu Aug 4 2022 at a distance of 0.012707 Astronomical Units, or 1,900,922 kilometers:

Thu Aug 4 2022

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OJ3 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OJ3 is 24.00.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OJ3, 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 OJ3 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OJ3 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 OJ3 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 67.2°
Max altitude: 60.9°
Azimuth: 292.0°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OJ3 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 OJ3 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OJ3 at epoch 28 July 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459789.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.60359102
Orbit inclination i 3.21062396°
Perihelion distance q 0.89704251 AU
134,195,649 km
Aphelion distance Q 3.62880096 AU
542,860,898 km
Semi-major axis a 2.26292173 AU
338,528,274 km
Orbital period period 3.4042 years
1,243.3767 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2022-Sep-08 13:57:00
2,459,831.0813 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 219.85048939203°
Longitude of the ascending node node 139.62948938022°
Mean anomaly M 347.960806991°
Mean motion n 0.28953414°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OJ3 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OJ3 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OJ3 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 OJ3
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Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OJ3 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 OJ3 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 OJ3 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2022 Aug 04 22h 36m 56s +28° 50’ 25” 17.46 Pegasus
2022 Aug 05 00h 59m 02s +40° 28’ 23” 18.15 Andromeda
2022 Aug 06 03h 23m 17s +39° 52’ 14” 19.60 Perseus
2022 Aug 07 04h 42m 19s +34° 22’ 05” 21.05 Auriga
2022 Aug 08 05h 22m 37s +29° 52’ 06” 22.00 Auriga
2022 Aug 09 05h 45m 46s +26° 43’ 17” 23.00 Taurus
2022 Aug 10 06h 00m 32s +24° 29’ 52” 24.00 Taurus
2022 Aug 11 06h 10m 45s +22° 52’ 14” 24.00 Gemini
2022 Aug 12 06h 18m 17s +21° 38’ 17” 24.00 Gemini
2022 Aug 13 06h 24m 06s +20° 40’ 33” 25.00 Gemini
2022 Aug 14 06h 28m 45s +19° 54’ 24” 25.00 Gemini
2022 Aug 15 06h 32m 35s +19° 16’ 40” 25.00 Gemini
2022 Aug 16 06h 35m 49s +18° 45’ 19” 25.00 Gemini
2022 Aug 17 06h 38m 39s +18° 18’ 51” 25.00 Gemini