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

Asteroid (NEO) 2023 DZ2

Asteroid (NEO) 2023 DZ2 is currently in the constellation of Cancer. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 DZ2 is 08h 19m 54s and the Declination is +18° 39’ 43” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 DZ2 is 15.30 (JPL).

08h 19m 54s
+18° 39’ 43”

Today's rise, transit and set times of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 DZ2 from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 71.1°
Max altitude: 57.1°
Azimuth: 289.2°
  • 2023 DZ2 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • Right now it is placed in the East-South-East direction at an altitude of 45° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2023 DZ2 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 14 inches (350mm) or more.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2023 DZ2 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2023 DZ2 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 DZ2 in Cancer on March, 23 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2023 DZ2 in Cancer 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) 2023 DZ2?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2023 DZ2 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2023 DZ2 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 DZ2 from Earth is currently 1,317,476 kilometers, equivalent to 0.008807 Astronomical Units. Light takes 4.3946 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2023 DZ2 and arrive to us.

4.3946 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 DZ2 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) 2023 DZ2 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) 2023 DZ2 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 DZ2 to Earth happens on Fri Apr 3 2026 at a distance of 0.006581 Astronomical Units, or 984,551 kilometers:

Fri Apr 3 2026

Asteroid (NEO) 2023 DZ2 Brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 DZ2 is 15.30.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 DZ2, 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) 2023 DZ2 as a function of time

Asteroid (NEO) 2023 DZ2 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 DZ2 at epoch 27 February 2023 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460003.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.54766350
Orbit inclination i 0.08237353°
Perihelion distance q 0.99360906 AU
148,641,799 km
Aphelion distance Q 3.39962055 AU
508,575,997 km
Semi-major axis a 2.19661480 AU
328,608,898 km
Orbital period period 3.2557 years
1,189.1299 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2023-Apr-02 08:16:14
2,460,036.8446 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 6.0919056665254°
Longitude of the ascending node node 187.8112080525°
Mean anomaly M 349.90517141022°
Mean motion n 0.30274238°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 DZ2 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 DZ2 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 DZ2 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 DZ2
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Asteroid (NEO) 2023 DZ2 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 DZ2 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 DZ2 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2023 Mar 16 07h 55m 09s +20° 16’ 54” 18.72 Gemini
2023 Mar 17 07h 55m 35s +20° 14’ 47” 18.51 Gemini
2023 Mar 18 07h 56m 13s +20° 11’ 51” 18.27 Gemini
2023 Mar 19 07h 57m 11s +20° 07’ 44” 17.99 Gemini
2023 Mar 20 07h 58m 35s +20° 01’ 53” 17.66 Gemini
2023 Mar 21 08h 00m 42s +19° 53’ 09” 17.26 Cancer
2023 Mar 22 08h 04m 04s +19° 39’ 15” 16.76 Cancer
2023 Mar 23 08h 10m 00s +19° 14’ 13” 16.07 Cancer
2023 Mar 24 08h 22m 50s +18° 17’ 34” 15.03 Cancer
2023 Mar 25 09h 08m 17s +14° 27’ 02” 12.94 Cancer
2023 Mar 26 17h 03m 28s -25° 12’ 24” 12.21 Ophiucus
2023 Mar 27 19h 17m 17s -22° 24’ 02” 16.03 Sagittarius
2023 Mar 28 19h 38m 07s -21° 17’ 09” 17.44 Sagittarius
2023 Mar 29 19h 46m 23s -20° 47’ 39” 18.25 Sagittarius