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

Asteroid (NEO) 2023 FS

Asteroid (NEO) 2023 FS is currently in the constellation of Virgo. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 FS is 12h 32m 52s and the Declination is -03° 53’ 49” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 FS is 21.00 (JPL).

12h 32m 52s
-03° 53’ 49”

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

Azimuth: 93.9°
Max altitude: 34.7°
Azimuth: 266.1°
  • 2023 FS is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • Given its current magnitude, 2023 FS is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2023 FS Position and Finder Charts

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

Asteroid (NEO) 2023 FS Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 FS from Earth is currently 9,201,379 kilometers, equivalent to 0.061507 Astronomical Units. Light takes 30.6925 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2023 FS and arrive to us.

30.6925 seconds

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

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 FS to Earth happens on Thu Mar 16 2023 at a distance of 0.004699 Astronomical Units, or 702,944 kilometers:

Thu Mar 16 2023

Asteroid (NEO) 2023 FS Brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 FS is 21.00.


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

Asteroid (NEO) 2023 FS Orbital Elements

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

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.66751822
Orbit inclination i 0.59505853°
Perihelion distance q 0.80044490 AU
119,744,854 km
Aphelion distance Q 4.01452510 AU
600,564,408 km
Semi-major axis a 2.40748500 AU
360,154,631 km
Orbital period period 3.7355 years
1,364.4066 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2023-Feb-05 19:29:06
2,459,981.3119 JD
Next perihelion transit 2026-Nov-01 05:14
2,461,345.7185 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 290.89226145426°
Longitude of the ascending node node 185.06671399163°
Mean anomaly M 5.0628023873739°
Mean motion n 0.26385097°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 FS Orbit

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

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

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2023 Mar 16 03h 10m 54s +03° 50’ 58” 21.00 Cetus
2023 Mar 17 08h 26m 38s -00° 42’ 56” 16.85 Hydra
2023 Mar 18 11h 16m 57s -03° 16’ 10” 17.44 Leo
2023 Mar 19 11h 56m 44s -03° 38’ 48” 18.41 Virgo
2023 Mar 20 12h 13m 00s -03° 45’ 57” 19.27 Virgo
2023 Mar 21 12h 21m 46s -03° 49’ 08” 19.90 Virgo
2023 Mar 22 12h 27m 11s -03° 50’ 45” 20.38 Virgo
2023 Mar 23 12h 30m 51s -03° 51’ 38” 20.76 Virgo
2023 Mar 24 12h 33m 30s -03° 52’ 06” 21.09 Virgo
2023 Mar 25 12h 35m 30s -03° 52’ 21” 21.36 Virgo
2023 Mar 26 12h 37m 01s -03° 52’ 26” 21.60 Virgo
2023 Mar 27 12h 38m 16s -03° 52’ 27” 21.81 Virgo
2023 Mar 28 12h 39m 15s -03° 52’ 23” 21.99 Virgo
2023 Mar 29 12h 40m 05s -03° 52’ 19” 22.15 Virgo