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Asteroid (NEO) 2022 PF

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 PF 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 PF Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 PF is currently in the constellation of Perseus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 PF is 04h 03m 08s and the Declination is +55° 00’ 26” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 PF is 22.07 (JPL).

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

04h 03m 08s
+55° 00’ 26”
Perseus
22.07
  • 2022 PF is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the West-North-West direction at an altitude of 73° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2022 PF is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 2022 PF rise and set times.
  • Go to interactive sky chart

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Asteroid (NEO) 2022 PF Position and Finder Charts

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

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 PF Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 PF from Earth is currently 2,377,619 kilometers, equivalent to 0.015893 Astronomical Units. Light takes 7.9309 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2022 PF and arrive to us.

2,377,619
0.015893
7.9309 seconds

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

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 PF to Earth happens on Tue Aug 9 2022 at a distance of 0.011472 Astronomical Units, or 1,716,134 kilometers:

Tue Aug 9 2022
1,716,134
0.011472

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 PF brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 PF is 22.07.

22.07

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

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 PF 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 PF is circumpolar and transits at 06:49 UTC (altitude: 86.0°)

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

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

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.39286617
Orbit inclination i 4.28454596°
Perihelion distance q 0.88668710 AU
132,646,502 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.03420796 AU
304,313,180 km
Semi-major axis a 1.46044753 AU
218,479,841 km
Orbital period period 1.7650 years
644.6550 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2022-Sep-23 14:46:38
2,459,846.1157 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 61.846414712207°
Longitude of the ascending node node 312.35016263284°
Mean anomaly M 334.52643847637°
Mean motion n 0.55843822°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 PF Orbit

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

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 PF 15 Days Ephemeris

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

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2022 Aug 04 21h 13m 48s -18° 26’ 39” 20.04 Capricornus
2022 Aug 05 21h 24m 19s -15° 02’ 30” 19.74 Capricornus
2022 Aug 06 21h 39m 02s -10° 01’ 45” 19.49 Capricornus
2022 Aug 07 22h 00m 59s -02° 13’ 54” 19.28 Aquarius
2022 Aug 08 22h 36m 05s +10° 18’ 30” 19.17 Pegasus
2022 Aug 09 23h 36m 42s +28° 49’ 23” 19.42 Pegasus
2022 Aug 10 01h 20m 16s +47° 09’ 38” 20.31 Andromeda
2022 Aug 11 03h 29m 24s +54° 56’ 42” 21.62 Perseus
2022 Aug 12 05h 04m 49s +54° 26’ 50” 22.89 Camelopardalis
2022 Aug 13 05h 59m 44s +51° 52’ 00” 24.00 Auriga
2022 Aug 14 06h 31m 59s +49° 22’ 31” 25.00 Auriga
2022 Aug 15 06h 52m 31s +47° 19’ 46” 25.00 Auriga
2022 Aug 16 07h 06m 34s +45° 41’ 30” 26.00 Lynx
2022 Aug 17 07h 16m 48s +44° 22’ 13” 26.00 Lynx