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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 5:57  ☀️ Transit: 12:05  🌅 Sunset: 18:14

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 WB5

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 WB5 is currently in the constellation of Capricornus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 WB5 is 20h 50m 57s and the Declination is -19° 08’ 18” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 WB5 is 27.55 (JPL).

20h 50m 57s
-19° 08’ 18”

Today's rise, transit and set times of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 WB5 from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 109.3°
Max altitude: 19.3°
Azimuth: 250.8°
  • 2022 WB5 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • Given its current magnitude, 2022 WB5 is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2022 WB5 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2022 WB5 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 WB5 in Capricornus on March, 23 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2022 WB5 in Capricornus on March, 23 2023
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 WB5?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2022 WB5 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 WB5 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 WB5 from Earth is currently 144,798,809 kilometers, equivalent to 0.967920 Astronomical Units. Light takes 8 minutes and 2.9968 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2022 WB5 and arrive to us.

8 minutes and 2.9968 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 WB5 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 WB5 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 WB5 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 WB5 to Earth happens on Thu Dec 4 2031 at a distance of 0.011552 Astronomical Units, or 1,728,171 kilometers:

Thu Dec 4 2031

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 WB5 Brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 WB5 is 27.55.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 WB5, 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 WB5 as a function of time

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 WB5 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 WB5 at epoch 24 November 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459908.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.35558309
Orbit inclination i 7.14268320°
Perihelion distance q 0.69605054 AU
104,127,678 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.46419860 AU
219,040,994 km
Semi-major axis a 1.08012457 AU
161,584,336 km
Orbital period period 1.1226 years
410.0239 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2023-Feb-06 10:43:43
2,459,981.9470 JD
Next perihelion transit 2024-Mar-22 11:18
2,460,391.9710 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 271.29991298262°
Longitude of the ascending node node 257.15058246624°
Mean anomaly M 295.51368453691°
Mean motion n 0.87799755°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 WB5 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 WB5 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 WB5 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 WB5
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Asteroid (NEO) 2022 WB5 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 WB5 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 WB5 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2023 Mar 16 20h 27m 14s -21° 44’ 44” 27.44 Capricornus
2023 Mar 17 20h 30m 23s -21° 24’ 39” 27.45 Capricornus
2023 Mar 18 20h 33m 30s -21° 04’ 31” 27.46 Capricornus
2023 Mar 19 20h 36m 37s -20° 44’ 17” 27.48 Capricornus
2023 Mar 20 20h 39m 42s -20° 24’ 01” 27.49 Capricornus
2023 Mar 21 20h 42m 46s -20° 03’ 41” 27.51 Capricornus
2023 Mar 22 20h 45m 47s -19° 43’ 18” 27.52 Capricornus
2023 Mar 23 20h 48m 48s -19° 22’ 54” 27.54 Capricornus
2023 Mar 24 20h 51m 47s -19° 02’ 26” 27.55 Capricornus
2023 Mar 25 20h 54m 46s -18° 41’ 57” 27.57 Capricornus
2023 Mar 26 20h 57m 42s -18° 21’ 25” 27.58 Capricornus
2023 Mar 27 21h 00m 38s -18° 00’ 54” 27.60 Capricornus
2023 Mar 28 21h 03m 32s -17° 40’ 20” 27.61 Capricornus
2023 Mar 29 21h 06m 24s -17° 19’ 45” 27.62 Capricornus