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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 Libra. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 292220 is 14h 40m 23s and the Declination is -17° 04’ 34” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 292220 is 23.01 (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]:

14h 40m 23s
-17° 04’ 34”

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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 Libra on September, 25 2022
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 292220 in Libra on September, 25 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 301,722,051 kilometers, equivalent to 2.016887 Astronomical Units. Light takes 16 minutes and 46.4364 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 292220 and arrive to us.

16 minutes and 46.4364 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 23.01.


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: 106.9°
Max altitude: 21.5°
Azimuth: 253.0°

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 20 January 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.31213834
Orbit inclination i 2.51812658°
Perihelion distance q 0.97154548 AU
145,341,136 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.85328265 AU
277,247,140 km
Semi-major axis a 1.41241407 AU
211,294,138 km
Orbital period period 1.6786 years
613.1143 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2022-May-26 01:18:04
2,459,725.5542 JD
Next perihelion transit 2024-Jan-29 04:02
2,460,338.6686 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 199.05911829611°
Longitude of the ascending node node 303.10888747945°
Mean anomaly M 286.57239672456°
Mean motion n 0.58716616°/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
2022 Sep 18 14h 15m 16s -15° 09’ 06” 22.93 Virgo
2022 Sep 19 14h 18m 28s -15° 24’ 24” 22.94 Virgo
2022 Sep 20 14h 21m 38s -15° 39’ 27” 22.95 Virgo
2022 Sep 21 14h 24m 47s -15° 54’ 15” 22.96 Libra
2022 Sep 22 14h 27m 56s -16° 08’ 52” 22.97 Libra
2022 Sep 23 14h 31m 05s -16° 23’ 14” 22.98 Libra
2022 Sep 24 14h 34m 14s -16° 37’ 23” 22.99 Libra
2022 Sep 25 14h 37m 23s -16° 51’ 20” 23.00 Libra
2022 Sep 26 14h 40m 31s -17° 05’ 02” 23.01 Libra
2022 Sep 27 14h 43m 37s -17° 18’ 30” 23.02 Libra
2022 Sep 28 14h 46m 45s -17° 31’ 45” 23.03 Libra
2022 Sep 29 14h 49m 53s -17° 44’ 47” 23.04 Libra
2022 Sep 30 14h 52m 59s -17° 57’ 34” 23.05 Libra
2022 Oct 01 14h 56m 06s -18° 10’ 09” 23.06 Libra