Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SZ2
Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SZ2 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 SZ2 Impact Earth?.
Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SZ2 is currently in the constellation of Grus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SZ2 is 21h 30m 51s and the Declination is -47° 59’ 21” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SZ2 is 17.98 (JPL).
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Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SZ2 Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SZ2 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.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SZ2 Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SZ2 from Earth is currently 593,438 kilometers, equivalent to 0.003967 Astronomical Units. Light takes 1.9795 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SZ2 and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SZ2 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 SZ2 to Earth
During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SZ2 to Earth happens on Tue Sep 27 2022 at a distance of 0.003781 Astronomical Units, or 565,591 kilometers:
Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SZ2 brightness
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SZ2, 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 SZ2 rise and set times
Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SZ2 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SZ2 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 SZ2 Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.93677184 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2022-Nov-27 20:33:05
|Argument of perihelion||peri||249.19416198618°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||182.0128808691°|
Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SZ2 Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SZ2 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SZ2 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 SZ2 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SZ2 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 SZ2 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2022 Sep 20||22h 19m 31s||+14° 00’ 42”||20.10||Pegasus|
|2022 Sep 21||22h 18m 11s||+12° 05’ 26”||19.81||Pegasus|
|2022 Sep 22||22h 16m 35s||+09° 32’ 40”||19.49||Pegasus|
|2022 Sep 23||22h 14m 29s||+06° 02’ 38”||19.13||Pegasus|
|2022 Sep 24||22h 11m 35s||+00° 59’ 31”||18.73||Aquarius|
|2022 Sep 25||22h 07m 15s||-06° 45’ 12”||18.31||Aquarius|
|2022 Sep 26||21h 59m 54s||-19° 26’ 52”||17.94||Aquarius|
|2022 Sep 27||21h 44m 12s||-40° 41’ 54”||17.86||Grus|
|2022 Sep 28||20h 44m 26s||-69° 57’ 28”||18.51||Pavo|
|2022 Sep 29||12h 53m 39s||-78° 25’ 09”||19.89||Chamaleon|
|2022 Sep 30||11h 11m 02s||-62° 51’ 35”||21.34||Carina|
|2022 Oct 01||10h 51m 08s||-52° 50’ 12”||23.00||Vela|
|2022 Oct 02||10h 42m 52s||-46° 26’ 54”||23.00||Vela|
|2022 Oct 03||10h 38m 21s||-42° 06’ 55”||24.00||Vela|