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Asteroid (NEO) 292220

Asteroid (NEO) 292220 is a Near Earth Object. If you've heard news about a potential impact of this asteroid with the Earth, please check out Will Asteroid Asteroid (NEO) 292220 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 292220 is currently in the constellation of Gemini. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 292220 is 06h 38m 42s and the Declination is +22° 43’ 24” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 292220 is 21.86 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 292220 [tip: you can also create a Quick Access page for this data if you access it frequently and would like to have a simpler view]:

06h 38m 42s
+22° 43’ 24”
  • 292220 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the West direction at an altitude of 30° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 292220 is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 292220 rise and set times.
  • Go to interactive sky chart

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Asteroid (NEO) 292220 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 292220 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) 292220 in Gemini on May, 22 2022
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 292220 in Gemini on May, 22 2022
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) 292220?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 292220 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 292220 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 292220 from Earth is currently 232,449,956 kilometers, equivalent to 1.553832 Astronomical Units. Light takes 12 minutes and 55.3696 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 292220 and arrive to us.

12 minutes and 55.3696 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 292220 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.

Distance of Asteroid (NEO) 292220 from Earth between January 2013 and December 2100

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) 292220 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 292220 to Earth happens on Sun Jan 28 2029 at a distance of 0.008191 Astronomical Units, or 1,225,387 kilometers:

Sun Jan 28 2029

Asteroid (NEO) 292220 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 292220 is 21.86.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 292220, 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.

Predicted magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 292220 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 292220 rise and set times

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's Asteroid (NEO) 292220 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 67.2°
Max altitude: 61.3°
Azimuth: 292.7°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 292220 touches the horizon, considering the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmospheric conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.

Asteroid (NEO) 292220 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 292220 at epoch 16 December 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459200.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.31217270
Orbit inclination i 2.51917416°
Perihelion distance q 0.97148213 AU
145,331,659 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.85330289 AU
277,250,166 km
Semi-major axis a 1.41239251 AU
211,290,912 km
Orbital period period 1.6800 years
613.1003 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Sep-19 17:42:49
2,459,112.2381 JD
Next perihelion transit 2022-May-25 20:07
2,459,725.3384 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 198.97522913736°
Longitude of the ascending node node 303.12110112207°
Mean anomaly M 51.825601185447°
Mean motion n 0.58717961°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 292220 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 292220 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 292220 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) 292220
View Asteroid (NEO) 292220 in the 3D Solar System Simulator

Asteroid (NEO) 292220 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 292220 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid (NEO) 292220 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2022 May 15 06h 03m 23s +23° 16’ 11” 21.87 Gemini
2022 May 16 06h 07m 53s +23° 13’ 41” 21.87 Gemini
2022 May 17 06h 12m 23s +23° 10’ 41” 21.87 Gemini
2022 May 18 06h 16m 54s +23° 07’ 10” 21.87 Gemini
2022 May 19 06h 21m 25s +23° 03’ 11” 21.86 Gemini
2022 May 20 06h 25m 58s +22° 58’ 41” 21.86 Gemini
2022 May 21 06h 30m 29s +22° 53’ 44” 21.86 Gemini
2022 May 22 06h 35m 03s +22° 48’ 15” 21.86 Gemini
2022 May 23 06h 39m 36s +22° 42’ 15” 21.86 Gemini
2022 May 24 06h 44m 08s +22° 35’ 48” 21.86 Gemini
2022 May 25 06h 48m 42s +22° 28’ 50” 21.86 Gemini
2022 May 26 06h 53m 15s +22° 21’ 21” 21.86 Gemini
2022 May 27 06h 57m 48s +22° 13’ 23” 21.86 Gemini
2022 May 28 07h 02m 21s +22° 04’ 56” 21.86 Gemini