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Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SS2

Altitude: 4.0°   Azimuth: 267.3°   Direction: West

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SS2 is currently in the constellation of Virgo.

The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SS2 is 11h 54m 30s and the Declination is +01° 27’ 23” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SS2 is 33.09 (JPL).

11h 54m 30s
+01° 27’ 23”

Today's rise, transit and set times of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SS2 from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 88.5°
Max altitude: 40.0°
Azimuth: 271.5°
  • 2022 SS2 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
  • Right now it is placed in the West direction at an altitude of 4° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2022 SS2 is visible only through long exposure photography.
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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.

Finder chart of 2022 SS2 in Virgo on December,01 2023
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SS2 in Virgo on December, 01 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Finder chart of 2022 SS2
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SS2 in Virgo on December, 01 2023
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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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 485,027,881 kilometers, equivalent to 3.242211 Astronomical Units. Light takes 26 minutes and 57.8789 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SS2 and arrive to us.

26 minutes and 57.8789 seconds

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.

Chart of the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SS2 from Earth in Astronomical Units (au)

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 Sat Sep 13 2025 at a distance of 0.006100 Astronomical Units, or 912,593 kilometers:

Sat Sep 13 2025

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SS2 Brightness and Light Curve

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.

Chart of the magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SS2 as a function of time

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SS2 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SS2 at epoch 12 September 2023 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460200.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.51431236
Orbit inclination i 3.67913163°
Perihelion distance q 1.00953365 AU
151,024,084 km
Aphelion distance Q 3.14759763 AU
470,873,905 km
Semi-major axis a 2.07856564 AU
310,948,994 km
Orbital period period 2.9968 years
1,094.5713 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2022-Sep-17 09:45:29
2,459,839.9066 JD
Next perihelion transit 2025-Sep-15 23:28
2,460,934.4779 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 0.26463102380834°
Longitude of the ascending node node 353.60655788493°
Mean anomaly M 118.59769208576°
Mean motion n 0.32889590°/day

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!

Orbit Diagram of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SS2
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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.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2023 Nov 24 11h 48m 29s +02° 08’ 34” 33.12 Virgo
2023 Nov 25 11h 49m 18s +02° 02’ 53” 33.11 Virgo
2023 Nov 26 11h 50m 08s +01° 57’ 15” 33.11 Virgo
2023 Nov 27 11h 50m 57s +01° 51’ 42” 33.11 Virgo
2023 Nov 28 11h 51m 45s +01° 46’ 14” 33.10 Virgo
2023 Nov 29 11h 52m 32s +01° 40’ 49” 33.10 Virgo
2023 Nov 30 11h 53m 20s +01° 35’ 29” 33.09 Virgo
2023 Dec 01 11h 54m 06s +01° 30’ 12” 33.09 Virgo
2023 Dec 02 11h 54m 51s +01° 25’ 01” 33.09 Virgo
2023 Dec 03 11h 55m 36s +01° 19’ 54” 33.08 Virgo
2023 Dec 04 11h 56m 20s +01° 14’ 53” 33.08 Virgo
2023 Dec 05 11h 57m 02s +01° 09’ 56” 33.07 Virgo
2023 Dec 06 11h 57m 45s +01° 05’ 03” 33.06 Virgo
2023 Dec 07 11h 58m 27s +01° 00’ 15” 33.06 Virgo