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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 Sagittarius. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 292220 is 18h 11m 49s and the Declination is -24° 41’ 43” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 292220 is 22.89 (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]:

18h 11m 49s
-24° 41’ 43”

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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 Sagittarius on January, 23 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 292220 in Sagittarius on January, 23 2021
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]

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Asteroid (NEO) 292220 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 292220 from Earth is currently 325,966,098 kilometers, equivalent to 2.178949 Astronomical Units. Light takes 18 minutes and 7.3059 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 292220 and arrive to us.

18 minutes and 7.3059 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 0.008192 Astronomical Units, or 1,225,448 kilometers:

Sun Jan 28 2029

Asteroid (NEO) 292220 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 292220 is 22.89.


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: 114.7°
Max altitude: 13.8°
Azimuth: 245.3°

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 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.31218407
Orbit inclination i 2.51919527°
Perihelion distance q 0.97143800 AU
145,325,057 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.85326540 AU
277,244,559 km
Semi-major axis a 1.41235170 AU
211,284,808 km
Orbital period period 1.6800 years
613.0737 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Sep-19 17:54:35
2,459,112.2462 JD
Next perihelion transit 2022-May-25 19:40
2,459,725.3200 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 198.98485104322°
Longitude of the ascending node node 303.12120319763°
Mean anomaly M 294.38203964753°
Mean motion n 0.58720506°/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
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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
2021 Jan 16 17h 48m 29s -24° 44’ 17” 22.79 Sagittarius
2021 Jan 17 17h 51m 37s -24° 44’ 44” 22.81 Sagittarius
2021 Jan 18 17h 54m 42s -24° 44’ 53” 22.82 Sagittarius
2021 Jan 19 17h 57m 48s -24° 44’ 50” 22.83 Sagittarius
2021 Jan 20 18h 00m 55s -24° 44’ 34” 22.84 Sagittarius
2021 Jan 21 18h 03m 59s -24° 44’ 02” 22.85 Sagittarius
2021 Jan 22 18h 07m 02s -24° 43’ 18” 22.87 Sagittarius
2021 Jan 23 18h 10m 05s -24° 42’ 20” 22.88 Sagittarius
2021 Jan 24 18h 13m 08s -24° 41’ 08” 22.89 Sagittarius
2021 Jan 25 18h 16m 09s -24° 39’ 43” 22.90 Sagittarius
2021 Jan 26 18h 19m 09s -24° 38’ 07” 22.91 Sagittarius
2021 Jan 27 18h 22m 09s -24° 36’ 16” 22.92 Sagittarius
2021 Jan 28 18h 25m 06s -24° 34’ 14” 22.93 Sagittarius
2021 Jan 29 18h 28m 05s -24° 31’ 59” 22.94 Sagittarius