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

Asteroid (NEO) 2023 FG

Asteroid (NEO) 2023 FG is currently in the constellation of Vela. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 FG is 04h 55m 39s and the Declination is -53° 13’ 36” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 FG is 20.33 (JPL).

04h 55m 39s
-53° 13’ 36”

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

Today Asteroid (NEO) 2023 FG is not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

  • 2023 FG is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • Given its current magnitude, 2023 FG is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2023 FG Position and Finder Charts

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

Asteroid (NEO) 2023 FG Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 FG from Earth is currently 881,324 kilometers, equivalent to 0.005891 Astronomical Units. Light takes 2.9398 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2023 FG and arrive to us.

2.9398 seconds

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

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 FG to Earth happens on Thu Mar 23 2023 at a distance of 0.004565 Astronomical Units, or 682,943 kilometers:

Thu Mar 23 2023

Asteroid (NEO) 2023 FG Brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 FG is 20.33.


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

Asteroid (NEO) 2023 FG Orbital Elements

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

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.31299520
Orbit inclination i 7.70518214°
Perihelion distance q 0.72169258 AU
107,963,674 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.37929008 AU
206,338,859 km
Semi-major axis a 1.05049133 AU
157,151,267 km
Orbital period period 1.0767 years
393.2667 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2023-May-31 04:22:08
2,460,095.6820 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 281.14998929421°
Longitude of the ascending node node 0.17188486707268°
Mean anomaly M 272.8694620375°
Mean motion n 0.91540939°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 FG Orbit

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

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

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2023 Mar 16 12h 53m 35s +10° 39’ 28” 21.84 Virgo
2023 Mar 17 12h 52m 05s +09° 49’ 41” 21.47 Virgo
2023 Mar 18 12h 49m 59s +08° 40’ 30” 21.03 Virgo
2023 Mar 19 12h 46m 49s +06° 58’ 32” 20.50 Virgo
2023 Mar 20 12h 41m 43s +04° 14’ 42” 19.82 Virgo
2023 Mar 21 12h 32m 20s -00° 47’ 45” 18.90 Virgo
2023 Mar 22 12h 09m 47s -12° 38’ 18” 17.97 Corvus
2023 Mar 23 10h 19m 15s -49° 52’ 45” 17.86 Vela
2023 Mar 24 02h 57m 36s -51° 29’ 41” 21.23 Horologium
2023 Mar 25 01h 50m 26s -35° 05’ 22” 24.00 Fornax
2023 Mar 26 01h 32m 43s -28° 34’ 01” 26.00 Sculptor
2023 Mar 27 01h 24m 37s -25° 13’ 51” 27.00 Sculptor
2023 Mar 28 01h 19m 57s -23° 12’ 57” 28.00 Cetus
2023 Mar 29 01h 16m 53s -21° 51’ 47” 29.00 Cetus