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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:15 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:56
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Asteroid (NEO) 2023 DZ2

Above the horizon.  Rise: 23:31 | Tran: 6:26 | Set: 13:17
Alt: 25.49°   Az: 253.91°   Direction: West-South-West
Please note: this information pertains to a Near-Earth Object (NEO). During close approaches, our current computational model is not able to provide an accurate position, due to the high speeds of these objects. We plan to refine our algorithms to improve accuracy in the future. JPL Horizons can compute precise positions in these situations.

Asteroid (NEO) 2023 DZ2 is in the constellation of Pisces, at a distance of 428,379,445.0 kilometers from Earth. The current Right Ascension is 01h 40m 25s and the Declination is +10° 25’ 05” (apparent coordinates). The magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 DZ2 is 30.00 (data provided by JPL Horizons).

Finder chart of 2023 DZ2 in Pisces on July,25 2024
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2023 DZ2 in Pisces on July, 25 2024. Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

01h 40m 25s
+10° 25’ 05”
04h 07m 27s
05h 47m 53s

J2000

01h 39m 07s
+10° 17’ 39”

Additional Information

Pisces
30.00

Rise and Set Times

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

Azimuth: 79.6°
Max altitude: 48.9°
Azimuth: 280.4°
  • 2023 DZ2 is above the horizon from Greenwich, UK.
  • Right now it is placed in the West-South-West direction at an altitude of 25.49° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2023 DZ2 is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Finder Charts

Finder chart of 2023 DZ2
Sky map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2023 DZ2 in Pisces on July, 25 2024. Field of view: 10x6 degrees. View in interactive sky chart

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.

Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 DZ2 from Earth is currently 428,379,445.0 kilometers, equivalent to 2.8635397215 Astronomical Units. Light takes 23m 48.920s to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2023 DZ2 and arrive to us.

428,379,445.0
2.8635397215
23m 48.920s

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

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 DZ2 to Earth happens on Sat Apr 4 2026 at a distance of 0.006767 Astronomical Units, or 1,012,259 kilometers:

Sat Apr 4 2026
1,012,259
0.006767

Light Curve

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

Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 DZ2 at epoch 12 September 2023 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460200.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.52417536
Orbit inclination i 0.14918354°
Perihelion distance q 0.99090256 AU
148,236,913 km
Aphelion distance Q 3.17408801 AU
474,836,809 km
Semi-major axis a 2.08249528 AU
311,536,861 km
Orbital period period 3.0053 years
1,097.6768 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2023-Apr-04 12:08:01
2,460,039.0056 JD
Next perihelion transit 2026-Apr-06 04:22
2,461,136.6823 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 10.169769595083°
Longitude of the ascending node node 186.33929398177°
Mean anomaly M 52.964586039989°
Mean motion n 0.32796540°/day

Orbit Visualization

Orbit Diagram of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 DZ2
View Asteroid (NEO) 2023 DZ2 in the 3D Solar System Simulator

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. Apparent celestial coordinates are provided.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2024 Jul 18 01h 37m 35s +10° 09’ 02” 30.07 Pisces
2024 Jul 19 01h 38m 01s +10° 11’ 32” 30.06 Pisces
2024 Jul 20 01h 38m 26s +10° 13’ 55” 30.05 Pisces
2024 Jul 21 01h 38m 50s +10° 16’ 12” 30.04 Pisces
2024 Jul 22 01h 39m 13s +10° 18’ 23” 30.03 Pisces
2024 Jul 23 01h 39m 36s +10° 20’ 28” 30.02 Pisces
2024 Jul 24 01h 39m 57s +10° 22’ 28” 30.01 Pisces
2024 Jul 25 01h 40m 17s +10° 24’ 22” 30.00 Pisces
2024 Jul 26 01h 40m 36s +10° 26’ 09” 29.99 Pisces
2024 Jul 27 01h 40m 54s +10° 27’ 50” 29.98 Pisces
2024 Jul 28 01h 41m 11s +10° 29’ 25” 29.97 Pisces
2024 Jul 29 01h 41m 27s +10° 30’ 53” 29.96 Pisces
2024 Jul 30 01h 41m 42s +10° 32’ 14” 29.95 Pisces
2024 Jul 31 01h 41m 56s +10° 33’ 30” 29.93 Pisces

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