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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:49  
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Asteroid (NEO) 2023 DZ2

Altitude: -59.4°   Azimuth: 339.0°   Direction: North-North-West

Asteroid (NEO) 2023 DZ2 is currently in the constellation of Sagittarius. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 DZ2 is 19h 13m 17s and the Declination is -22° 12’ 35” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 DZ2 is 27.22 (JPL).

19h 13m 17s
-22° 12’ 35”

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

Azimuth: 112.2°
Max altitude: 16.3°
Azimuth: 247.8°
  • 2023 DZ2 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2023 DZ2 is visible only through long exposure photography.
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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.

Finder chart of 2023 DZ2 in Sagittarius on September,25 2023
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2023 DZ2 in Sagittarius on September, 25 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Finder chart of 2023 DZ2
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2023 DZ2 in Sagittarius on September, 25 2023
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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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 228,960,296 kilometers, equivalent to 1.530505 Astronomical Units. Light takes 12 minutes and 43.7293 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2023 DZ2 and arrive to us.

12 minutes and 43.7293 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 Sat Apr 4 2026 at a distance of 0.006767 Astronomical Units, or 1,012,256 kilometers:

Sat Apr 4 2026

Asteroid (NEO) 2023 DZ2 Brightness and 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

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
Next perihelion transit 2026-Jul-04 11:23
2,461,225.9745 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 Sep 18 19h 04m 15s -22° 26’ 27” 26.98 Sagittarius
2023 Sep 19 19h 05m 27s -22° 24’ 43” 27.01 Sagittarius
2023 Sep 20 19h 06m 42s -22° 22’ 55” 27.05 Sagittarius
2023 Sep 21 19h 07m 54s -22° 21’ 05” 27.08 Sagittarius
2023 Sep 22 19h 09m 10s -22° 19’ 09” 27.11 Sagittarius
2023 Sep 23 19h 10m 24s -22° 17’ 12” 27.15 Sagittarius
2023 Sep 24 19h 11m 40s -22° 15’ 11” 27.18 Sagittarius
2023 Sep 25 19h 12m 57s -22° 13’ 05” 27.21 Sagittarius
2023 Sep 26 19h 14m 15s -22° 10’ 57” 27.24 Sagittarius
2023 Sep 27 19h 15m 33s -22° 08’ 44” 27.27 Sagittarius
2023 Sep 28 19h 16m 50s -22° 06’ 29” 27.30 Sagittarius
2023 Sep 29 19h 18m 10s -22° 04’ 09” 27.33 Sagittarius
2023 Sep 30 19h 19m 28s -22° 01’ 45” 27.36 Sagittarius
2023 Oct 01 19h 20m 48s -21° 59’ 20” 27.39 Sagittarius