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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:57  
clear_day Transit: 12:48  
SunsetSet: 18:39 south
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Asteroid (NEO) 2023 MH4

Altitude: 12.9°   Azimuth: 261.0°   Direction: West

Asteroid (NEO) 2023 MH4 is currently in the constellation of Leo. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 MH4 is 10h 54m 39s and the Declination is +04° 35’ 35” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 MH4 is 27.95 (JPL).

10h 54m 39s
+04° 35’ 35”

Today's rise, transit and set times of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 MH4 from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 85.0°
Max altitude: 43.3°
Azimuth: 274.6°
  • 2023 MH4 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
  • Right now it is placed in the West direction at an altitude of 13° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2023 MH4 is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2023 MH4 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2023 MH4 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.

Finder chart of 2023 MH4 in Leo on September,30 2023
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2023 MH4 in Leo on September, 30 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Finder chart of 2023 MH4
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2023 MH4 in Leo on September, 30 2023
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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Also check out Where is Asteroid (NEO) 2023 MH4?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2023 MH4 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2023 MH4 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 MH4 from Earth is currently 187,647,615 kilometers, equivalent to 1.254347 Astronomical Units. Light takes 10 minutes and 25.9251 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2023 MH4 and arrive to us.

10 minutes and 25.9251 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 MH4 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 MH4 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 MH4 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 MH4 to Earth happens on Thu Jun 26 2031 at a distance of 0.011287 Astronomical Units, or 1,688,514 kilometers:

Thu Jun 26 2031

Asteroid (NEO) 2023 MH4 Brightness and Light Curve

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 MH4, 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 MH4 as a function of time

Asteroid (NEO) 2023 MH4 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 MH4 at epoch 24 February 2023 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.42630599
Orbit inclination i 15.39719685°
Perihelion distance q 0.46409935 AU
69,428,274 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.15383403 AU
172,611,114 km
Semi-major axis a 0.80896669 AU
121,019,694 km
Orbital period period 0.7276 years
265.7629 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2022-Dec-23 09:47:34
2,459,936.9080 JD
Next perihelion transit 2023-Sep-15 04:06
2,460,202.6710 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 146.72142839191°
Longitude of the ascending node node 273.66754336645°
Mean anomaly M 86.141080624715°
Mean motion n 1.35459078°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 MH4 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 MH4 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 MH4 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 MH4
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Asteroid (NEO) 2023 MH4 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 MH4 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 MH4 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2023 Sep 23 10h 23m 34s +10° 33’ 25” 27.91 Leo
2023 Sep 24 10h 27m 33s +09° 45’ 11” 27.90 Leo
2023 Sep 25 10h 31m 36s +08° 57’ 16” 27.90 Leo
2023 Sep 26 10h 35m 39s +08° 09’ 47” 27.90 Leo
2023 Sep 27 10h 39m 43s +07° 22’ 42” 27.91 Leo
2023 Sep 28 10h 43m 49s +06° 36’ 06” 27.91 Leo
2023 Sep 29 10h 47m 54s +05° 50’ 02” 27.93 Sextans
2023 Sep 30 10h 52m 01s +05° 04’ 27” 27.94 Leo
2023 Oct 01 10h 56m 08s +04° 19’ 26” 27.95 Leo
2023 Oct 02 11h 00m 15s +03° 34’ 58” 27.97 Leo
2023 Oct 03 11h 04m 22s +02° 51’ 06” 27.99 Leo
2023 Oct 04 11h 08m 29s +02° 07’ 47” 28.01 Leo
2023 Oct 05 11h 12m 34s +01° 25’ 06” 28.03 Leo
2023 Oct 06 11h 16m 40s +00° 43’ 03” 28.05 Leo