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Asteroid (NEO) 2023 BL1

Asteroid (NEO) 2023 BL1 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) 2023 BL1 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2023 BL1 is currently in the constellation of Pavo. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 BL1 is 19h 44m 33s and the Declination is -57° 07’ 05” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 BL1 is 23.91 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2023 BL1 [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]:

19h 44m 33s
-57° 07’ 05”

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Asteroid (NEO) 2023 BL1 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2023 BL1 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) 2023 BL1 in Pavo on January, 27 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2023 BL1 in Pavo on January, 27 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) 2023 BL1?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2023 BL1 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2023 BL1 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 BL1 from Earth is currently 2,076,511 kilometers, equivalent to 0.013881 Astronomical Units. Light takes 6.9265 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2023 BL1 and arrive to us.

6.9265 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 BL1 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) 2023 BL1 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) 2023 BL1 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 BL1 to Earth happens on Wed Jan 25 2023 at a distance of 0.001502 Astronomical Units, or 224,640 kilometers:

Wed Jan 25 2023

Asteroid (NEO) 2023 BL1 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 BL1 is 23.91.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 BL1, 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) 2023 BL1 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2023 BL1 rise and set times

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

Asteroid (NEO) 2023 BL1 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) 2023 BL1 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) 2023 BL1 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 BL1 at epoch 24 February 2023 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.57399779
Orbit inclination i 11.58323025°
Perihelion distance q 0.83803682 AU
125,368,524 km
Aphelion distance Q 3.09638792 AU
463,213,040 km
Semi-major axis a 1.96721237 AU
294,290,782 km
Orbital period period 2.7592 years
1,007.8022 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2023-Mar-04 04:21:20
2,460,007.6815 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 234.21932924807°
Longitude of the ascending node node 304.85554867374°
Mean anomaly M 357.4346796243°
Mean motion n 0.35721296°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 BL1 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 BL1 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 BL1 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) 2023 BL1
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Asteroid (NEO) 2023 BL1 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 BL1 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid (NEO) 2023 BL1 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2023 Jan 20 07h 41m 39s +49° 28’ 53” 21.01 Lynx
2023 Jan 21 07h 41m 29s +49° 09’ 18” 20.60 Lynx
2023 Jan 22 07h 41m 12s +48° 37’ 48” 20.08 Lynx
2023 Jan 23 07h 40m 50s +47° 42’ 07” 19.40 Lynx
2023 Jan 24 07h 40m 10s +45° 43’ 28” 18.41 Lynx
2023 Jan 25 07h 38m 22s +38° 59’ 26” 16.55 Lynx
2023 Jan 26 06h 03m 24s -84° 38’ 18” 16.74 Mensa
2023 Jan 27 19h 45m 20s -59° 03’ 11” 23.00 Pavo
2023 Jan 28 19h 43m 27s -55° 07’ 04” 25.00 Telescopium
2023 Jan 29 19h 42m 51s -53° 37’ 27” 25.00 Telescopium
2023 Jan 30 19h 42m 37s -52° 49’ 27” 26.00 Telescopium
2023 Jan 31 19h 42m 30s -52° 18’ 46” 26.00 Telescopium
2023 Feb 01 19h 42m 29s -51° 56’ 48” 27.00 Telescopium
2023 Feb 02 19h 42m 33s -51° 39’ 41” 27.00 Telescopium