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

Asteroid (NEO) 2023 FA

Asteroid (NEO) 2023 FA is currently in the constellation of Hydra. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 FA is 09h 35m 39s and the Declination is -38° 57’ 39” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 FA is 17.84 (JPL).

09h 35m 39s
-38° 57’ 39”

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

Azimuth: 90.0°
Max altitude: 4.2°
Azimuth: 232.1°
  • 2023 FA is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • Given its current magnitude, 2023 FA is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2023 FA Position and Finder Charts

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

Asteroid (NEO) 2023 FA Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 FA from Earth is currently 1,187,837 kilometers, equivalent to 0.007940 Astronomical Units. Light takes 3.9622 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2023 FA and arrive to us.

3.9622 seconds

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

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 FA to Earth happens on Thu Mar 23 2023 at a distance of 0.007861 Astronomical Units, or 1,175,937 kilometers:

Thu Mar 23 2023

Asteroid (NEO) 2023 FA Brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 FA is 17.84.


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

Asteroid (NEO) 2023 FA Orbital Elements

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

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.28112228
Orbit inclination i 7.97935730°
Perihelion distance q 0.62665826 AU
93,746,742 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.11677665 AU
167,067,410 km
Semi-major axis a 0.87171746 AU
130,407,076 km
Orbital period period 0.8139 years
297.2775 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2023-Jun-21 06:48:57
2,460,116.7840 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 317.39163680545°
Longitude of the ascending node node 0.031365506367912°
Mean anomaly M 219.18127446503°
Mean motion n 1.21098973°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 FA Orbit

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

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

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2023 Mar 16 13h 48m 02s +04° 39’ 47” 20.83 Virgo
2023 Mar 17 13h 43m 46s +03° 36’ 26” 20.49 Virgo
2023 Mar 18 13h 38m 03s +02° 12’ 47” 20.10 Virgo
2023 Mar 19 13h 30m 05s +00° 17’ 43” 19.65 Virgo
2023 Mar 20 13h 18m 24s -02° 29’ 03” 19.09 Virgo
2023 Mar 21 13h 00m 02s -06° 47’ 40” 18.43 Virgo
2023 Mar 22 12h 27m 39s -14° 01’ 38” 17.74 Corvus
2023 Mar 23 11h 21m 15s -26° 31’ 26” 17.46 Hydra
2023 Mar 24 08h 56m 23s -41° 10’ 27” 17.98 Vela
2023 Mar 25 06h 03m 03s -41° 13’ 06” 19.45 Columba
2023 Mar 26 04h 33m 46s -34° 10’ 35” 21.06 Eridanus
2023 Mar 27 03h 52m 23s -28° 51’ 14” 22.36 Eridanus
2023 Mar 28 03h 29m 56s -25° 21’ 07” 23.00 Fornax
2023 Mar 29 03h 16m 00s -22° 58’ 06” 24.00 Eridanus