Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SS2
Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SS2 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 SS2 Impact Earth?.
Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SS2 is currently in the constellation of Perseus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SS2 is 04h 16m 14s and the Declination is +43° 44’ 40” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SS2 is 22.31 (JPL).
Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SS2 [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]:
- 2022 SS2 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
- It is visible looking in the South-South-West direction at an altitude of 81° above the horizon.
- Given its current magnitude, 2022 SS2 is visible only through long exposure photography.
- See also 2022 SS2 rise and set times.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SS2 Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SS2 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.
Also check out Where is Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SS2?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SS2 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.
Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SS2 Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SS2 from Earth is currently 5,325,937 kilometers, equivalent to 0.035602 Astronomical Units. Light takes 17.7654 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SS2 and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SS2 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.
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 SS2 to Earth
During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SS2 to Earth happens on Sun Sep 14 2025 at a distance of 0.005484 Astronomical Units, or 820,364 kilometers:
Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SS2 brightness
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SS2, 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.
Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SS2 rise and set times
Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SS2 is circumpolar and transits at 03:52 UTC (altitude: 82.3°)
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SS2 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 SS2 Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||1.00904745 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2022-Sep-16 22:55:04
|Next perihelion transit||2025-Sep-06 17:51
|Argument of perihelion||peri||359.53431635726°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||353.74367422°|
Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SS2 Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SS2 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SS2 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!
Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SS2 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SS2 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 SS2 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2022 Sep 20||01h 07m 49s||+40° 10’ 40”||18.26||Andromeda|
|2022 Sep 21||02h 27m 46s||+44° 15’ 00”||19.42||Andromeda|
|2022 Sep 22||03h 10m 24s||+44° 52’ 10”||20.24||Perseus|
|2022 Sep 23||03h 35m 12s||+44° 45’ 42”||20.84||Perseus|
|2022 Sep 24||03h 51m 02s||+44° 30’ 24”||21.31||Perseus|
|2022 Sep 25||04h 01m 50s||+44° 14’ 34”||21.69||Perseus|
|2022 Sep 26||04h 09m 38s||+44° 00’ 06”||22.01||Perseus|
|2022 Sep 27||04h 15m 28s||+43° 47’ 17”||22.27||Perseus|
|2022 Sep 28||04h 19m 56s||+43° 36’ 02”||22.51||Perseus|
|2022 Sep 29||04h 23m 27s||+43° 26’ 04”||22.71||Perseus|
|2022 Sep 30||04h 26m 14s||+43° 17’ 11”||22.89||Perseus|
|2022 Oct 01||04h 28m 29s||+43° 09’ 07”||23.05||Perseus|
|2022 Oct 02||04h 30m 20s||+43° 01’ 46”||23.20||Perseus|
|2022 Oct 03||04h 31m 48s||+42° 54’ 59”||23.33||Perseus|