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Asteroid (NEO) 2022 QX4

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 QX4 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 QX4 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 QX4 is currently in the constellation of Scorpius. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 QX4 is 16h 03m 08s and the Declination is -20° 22’ 38” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 QX4 is 24.58 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2022 QX4 [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]:

16h 03m 08s
-20° 22’ 38”

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Asteroid (NEO) 2022 QX4 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2022 QX4 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 QX4 in Scorpius on September, 27 2022
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2022 QX4 in Scorpius on September, 27 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 QX4?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2022 QX4 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 QX4 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 QX4 from Earth is currently 21,152,812 kilometers, equivalent to 0.141398 Astronomical Units. Light takes 1 minutes and 10.5582 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2022 QX4 and arrive to us.

1 minutes and 10.5582 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 QX4 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 QX4 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 QX4 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 QX4 to Earth happens on Sun Sep 7 2031 at a distance of 0.009336 Astronomical Units, or 1,396,589 kilometers:

Sun Sep 7 2031

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 QX4 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 QX4 is 24.58.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 QX4, 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 QX4 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 QX4 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 QX4 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 110.3°
Max altitude: 18.2°
Azimuth: 249.7°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 QX4 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 QX4 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 QX4 at epoch 23 August 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459815.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.50511222
Orbit inclination i 0.14808511°
Perihelion distance q 0.33687729 AU
50,396,126 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.02455172 AU
153,270,756 km
Semi-major axis a 0.68071451 AU
101,833,441 km
Orbital period period 0.5616 years
205.1379 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2022-Dec-04 04:25:20
2,459,917.6843 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 176.17717075035°
Longitude of the ascending node node 335.6055209065°
Mean anomaly M 180.67509614536°
Mean motion n 1.75491694°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 QX4 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 QX4 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 QX4 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 QX4
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Asteroid (NEO) 2022 QX4 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 QX4 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 QX4 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2022 Sep 20 16h 13m 22s -20° 49’ 21” 23.59 Scorpius
2022 Sep 21 16h 11m 48s -20° 45’ 21” 23.74 Scorpius
2022 Sep 22 16h 10m 19s -20° 41’ 30” 23.88 Scorpius
2022 Sep 23 16h 08m 53s -20° 37’ 41” 24.02 Scorpius
2022 Sep 24 16h 07m 28s -20° 33’ 56” 24.16 Scorpius
2022 Sep 25 16h 06m 06s -20° 30’ 12” 24.29 Scorpius
2022 Sep 26 16h 04m 44s -20° 26’ 30” 24.42 Scorpius
2022 Sep 27 16h 03m 21s -20° 22’ 45” 24.56 Scorpius
2022 Sep 28 16h 01m 59s -20° 18’ 57” 24.69 Libra
2022 Sep 29 16h 00m 37s -20° 15’ 06” 24.82 Libra
2022 Sep 30 15h 59m 13s -20° 11’ 11” 24.95 Libra
2022 Oct 01 15h 57m 48s -20° 07’ 09” 25.09 Libra
2022 Oct 02 15h 56m 22s -20° 03’ 00” 25.22 Libra
2022 Oct 03 15h 54m 55s -19° 58’ 41” 25.00 Libra