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SunriseRise: 5:43  
clear_day Transit: 12:56  
SunsetSet: 20:10
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Asteroid (NEO) 2023 KU

Altitude: -57.0°   Azimuth: 33.8°   Direction: North-East

Asteroid (NEO) 2023 KU is currently in the constellation of Libra, at a distance of 36,395,601 kilometers from Earth.

Finder chart of 2023 KU in Libra on April,25 2024
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2023 KU in Libra on April, 25 2024. Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 KU is 15h 16m 27s and the Declination is -21° 59’ 44” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 KU is 20.70 (JPL).

15h 16m 27s
-21° 59’ 44”
Libra
20.70

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

Azimuth: 111.9°
Max altitude: 16.4°
Azimuth: 247.9°
  • 2023 KU is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2023 KU is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2023 KU Position and Finder Charts

Finder chart of 2023 KU
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2023 KU in Libra on April, 25 2024
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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Also check out Where is Asteroid (NEO) 2023 KU?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2023 KU in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2023 KU Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 KU from Earth is currently 36,395,601 kilometers, equivalent to 0.243290 Astronomical Units. Light takes 2 minutes and 1.4027 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2023 KU and arrive to us.

36,395,601
0.243290
2 minutes and 1.4027 seconds

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

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 KU to Earth happens on Fri Apr 11 2025 at a distance of 0.007069 Astronomical Units, or 1,057,451 kilometers:

Fri Apr 11 2025
1,057,451
0.007069

Asteroid (NEO) 2023 KU Brightness and Light Curve

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

Asteroid (NEO) 2023 KU Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 KU at epoch 16 May 2023 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460081.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.58867080
Orbit inclination i 3.76712342°
Perihelion distance q 0.42112497 AU
62,999,399 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.62650485 AU
243,321,663 km
Semi-major axis a 1.02381491 AU
153,160,531 km
Orbital period period 1.0360 years
378.3821 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2023-Jan-19 13:54:56
2,459,964.0798 JD
Next perihelion transit 2024-Feb-01 23:05
2,460,342.4619 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 49.615425574326°
Longitude of the ascending node node 27.720102151887°
Mean anomaly M 111.71581332833°
Mean motion n 0.95141917°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 KU Orbit

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

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

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2024 Apr 18 16h 17m 40s -23° 54’ 06” 20.87 Scorpius
2024 Apr 19 16h 08m 53s -23° 43’ 51” 20.84 Scorpius
2024 Apr 20 16h 00m 15s -23° 31’ 50” 20.82 Scorpius
2024 Apr 21 15h 51m 51s -23° 18’ 10” 20.79 Scorpius
2024 Apr 22 15h 43m 41s -23° 03’ 02” 20.77 Libra
2024 Apr 23 15h 35m 44s -22° 46’ 37” 20.74 Libra
2024 Apr 24 15h 28m 05s -22° 29’ 08” 20.72 Libra
2024 Apr 25 15h 20m 40s -22° 10’ 44” 20.71 Libra
2024 Apr 26 15h 13m 33s -21° 51’ 37” 20.69 Libra
2024 Apr 27 15h 06m 43s -21° 31’ 54” 20.67 Libra
2024 Apr 28 15h 00m 11s -21° 11’ 51” 20.65 Libra
2024 Apr 29 14h 53m 56s -20° 51’ 30” 20.63 Libra
2024 Apr 30 14h 47m 57s -20° 31’ 05” 20.62 Libra
2024 May 01 14h 42m 15s -20° 10’ 41” 20.61 Libra