Asteroid (NEO) 2023 KU
Asteroid (NEO) 2023 KU is currently in the constellation of Virgo.
The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 KU is 14h 16m 47s and the Declination is -19° 20’ 41” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom ). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 KU is 23.26 (JPL).
Today's rise, transit and set times of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 KU from Greenwich, United Kingdom (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
- 2023 KU is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom .
- Right now it is placed in the South-East direction at an altitude of 9° above the horizon.
- 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
Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2023 KU 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.
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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 85,882,178 kilometers, equivalent to 0.574087 Astronomical Units. Light takes 4 minutes and 46.4721 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2023 KU and arrive to us.
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.
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 0.006936 Astronomical Units, or 1,037,586 kilometers:
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.
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
|Perihelion distance||q||0.42112497 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2023-Jan-19 13:54:56
|Next perihelion transit||2024-Feb-01 23:05
|Argument of perihelion||peri||49.615425574326°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||27.720102151887°|
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!
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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.
|2023 May 26||14h 33m 21s||-20° 47’ 53”||22.72||Libra|
|2023 May 27||14h 30m 50s||-20° 35’ 29”||22.80||Libra|
|2023 May 28||14h 28m 24s||-20° 23’ 22”||22.87||Libra|
|2023 May 29||14h 26m 07s||-20° 11’ 36”||22.94||Libra|
|2023 May 30||14h 23m 57s||-20° 00’ 11”||23.01||Libra|
|2023 May 31||14h 21m 52s||-19° 49’ 09”||23.08||Virgo|
|2023 Jun 01||14h 19m 56s||-19° 38’ 27”||23.14||Virgo|
|2023 Jun 02||14h 18m 06s||-19° 28’ 09”||23.21||Virgo|
|2023 Jun 03||14h 16m 23s||-19° 18’ 15”||23.27||Virgo|
|2023 Jun 04||14h 14m 45s||-19° 08’ 43”||23.34||Virgo|
|2023 Jun 05||14h 13m 14s||-18° 59’ 35”||23.40||Virgo|
|2023 Jun 06||14h 11m 48s||-18° 50’ 49”||23.46||Virgo|
|2023 Jun 07||14h 10m 28s||-18° 42’ 29”||23.52||Virgo|
|2023 Jun 08||14h 09m 15s||-18° 34’ 32”||23.58||Virgo|