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Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SR2

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SR2 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 SR2 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SR2 is currently in the constellation of Crater. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SR2 is 11h 47m 48s and the Declination is -10° 22’ 52” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SR2 is 37.00 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SR2 [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]:

11h 47m 48s
-10° 22’ 52”
Crater
37.00

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Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SR2 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SR2 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 SR2 in Crater on September, 27 2022
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SR2 in Crater 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 SR2?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SR2 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SR2 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SR2 from Earth is currently 10,112,286 kilometers, equivalent to 0.067596 Astronomical Units. Light takes 33.7310 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SR2 and arrive to us.

10,112,286
0.067596
33.7310 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SR2 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 SR2 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 SR2 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SR2 to Earth happens on Wed Sep 21 2022 at a distance of 0.002997 Astronomical Units, or 448,338 kilometers:

Wed Sep 21 2022
448,338
0.002997

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SR2 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SR2 is 37.00.

37.00

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SR2, 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 SR2 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SR2 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 SR2 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 100.3°
Max altitude: 28.3°
Azimuth: 259.8°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SR2 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 SR2 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SR2 at epoch 18 September 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459841.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.73661296
Orbit inclination i 7.35777422°
Perihelion distance q 0.57438248 AU
85,926,396 km
Aphelion distance Q 3.78712662 AU
566,546,080 km
Semi-major axis a 2.18075455 AU
326,236,238 km
Orbital period period 3.2205 years
1,176.2743 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2022-Nov-07 02:44:03
2,459,890.6139 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 270.96287322697°
Longitude of the ascending node node 177.87218254759°
Mean anomaly M 344.96863028698°
Mean motion n 0.30605106°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SR2 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SR2 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SR2 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 SR2
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Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SR2 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SR2 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 SR2 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2022 Sep 20 23h 18m 30s +03° 33’ 42” 20.37 Pisces
2022 Sep 21 22h 52m 14s -02° 44’ 42” 18.89 Pisces
2022 Sep 22 14h 40m 14s -37° 58’ 06” 21.00 Centaurus
2022 Sep 23 12h 14m 09s -16° 14’ 58” 31.00 Corvus
2022 Sep 24 11h 58m 36s -12° 51’ 43” 34.00 Corvus
2022 Sep 25 11h 52m 46s -11° 32’ 57” 36.00 Crater
2022 Sep 26 11h 49m 45s -10° 50’ 57” 37.00 Crater
2022 Sep 27 11h 47m 54s -10° 24’ 36” 37.00 Crater
2022 Sep 28 11h 46m 41s -10° 06’ 19” 37.00 Crater
2022 Sep 29 11h 45m 50s -09° 52’ 41” 37.00 Crater
2022 Sep 30 11h 45m 14s -09° 41’ 58” 37.00 Crater
2022 Oct 01 11h 44m 47s -09° 33’ 12” 37.00 Crater
2022 Oct 02 11h 44m 27s -09° 25’ 47” 36.00 Crater
2022 Oct 03 11h 44m 15s -09° 19’ 20” 36.00 Crater