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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).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SZ2 [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]:

21h 30m 51s
-47° 59’ 21”
Grus
17.98

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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.

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SZ2 in Grus on September, 27 2022
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SZ2 in Grus 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 SZ2?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SZ2 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

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.

593,438
0.003967
1.9795 seconds

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.

Distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SZ2 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 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:

Tue Sep 27 2022
565,591
0.003781

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SZ2 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SZ2 is 17.98.

17.98

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.

Predicted magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SZ2 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SZ2 rise and set times

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

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

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SZ2 at epoch 08 August 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459800.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.12328020
Orbit inclination i 3.70632047°
Perihelion distance q 0.93677184 AU
140,139,073 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.20022072 AU
179,550,464 km
Semi-major axis a 1.06849628 AU
159,844,768 km
Orbital period period 1.1045 years
403.4205 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2022-Nov-27 20:33:05
2,459,911.3563 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 249.19416198618°
Longitude of the ascending node node 182.0128808691°
Mean anomaly M 261.0752456174°
Mean motion n 0.89236916°/day

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!

Orbit Diagram of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SZ2
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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.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
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