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Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SW1

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SW1 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 SW1 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SW1 is currently in the constellation of Leo. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SW1 is 09h 40m 59s and the Declination is +32° 39’ 00” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SW1 is 26.00 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SW1 [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]:

09h 40m 59s
+32° 39’ 00”
  • 2022 SW1 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the East direction at an altitude of 47° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2022 SW1 is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 2022 SW1 rise and set times.
  • Go to interactive sky chart

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Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SW1 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SW1 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 SW1 in Leo on September, 27 2022
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SW1 in Leo 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 SW1?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SW1 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SW1 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SW1 from Earth is currently 6,029,509 kilometers, equivalent to 0.040305 Astronomical Units. Light takes 20.1123 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SW1 and arrive to us.

20.1123 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SW1 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 SW1 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 SW1 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SW1 to Earth happens on Tue Sep 20 2022 at a distance of 0.004539 Astronomical Units, or 679,045 kilometers:

Tue Sep 20 2022

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SW1 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SW1 is 26.00.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SW1, 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 SW1 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SW1 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 SW1 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 57.6°
Max altitude: 71.1°
Azimuth: 302.5°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SW1 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 SW1 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SW1 at epoch 08 August 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459800.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.52861701
Orbit inclination i 4.90808772°
Perihelion distance q 0.93066577 AU
139,225,617 km
Aphelion distance Q 3.01799504 AU
451,485,633 km
Semi-major axis a 1.97433040 AU
295,355,625 km
Orbital period period 2.7742 years
1,013.2770 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2022-Oct-20 10:31:30
2,459,872.9385 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 38.886380781809°
Longitude of the ascending node node 357.07720588909°
Mean anomaly M 334.26382327886°
Mean motion n 0.35528291°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SW1 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SW1 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SW1 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 SW1
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Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SW1 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SW1 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 SW1 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2022 Sep 20 01h 48m 20s +07° 28’ 18” 17.46 Pisces
2022 Sep 21 06h 01m 50s +37° 41’ 43” 19.74 Auriga
2022 Sep 22 08h 10m 22s +38° 02’ 26” 22.28 Lynx
2022 Sep 23 08h 54m 25s +36° 04’ 05” 24.00 Lynx
2022 Sep 24 09h 15m 02s +34° 44’ 48” 25.00 Lynx
2022 Sep 25 09h 26m 49s +33° 51’ 56” 25.00 Leo Minor
2022 Sep 26 09h 34m 28s +33° 14’ 27” 26.00 Leo Minor
2022 Sep 27 09h 39m 52s +32° 46’ 18” 26.00 Leo
2022 Sep 28 09h 43m 55s +32° 24’ 10” 26.00 Leo
2022 Sep 29 09h 47m 06s +32° 05’ 58” 27.00 Leo
2022 Sep 30 09h 49m 41s +31° 50’ 34” 27.00 Leo
2022 Oct 01 09h 51m 51s +31° 37’ 05” 27.00 Leo
2022 Oct 02 09h 53m 44s +31° 24’ 59” 27.00 Leo
2022 Oct 03 09h 55m 23s +31° 13’ 54” 27.00 Leo