99942 Apophis live position and data

This page shows Asteroid 99942 Apophis location and other relevant astronomical data in real time. The celestial coordinates, magnitude, distances and speed are updated in real time and are computed using high quality data sets provided by the JPL Horizons ephemeris service (see acknowledgements for details). The sky map shown below represents a rectangular portion of the sky 60x40 arcminutes wide. By comparison the diameter of the full Moon is about 30 arcmins, so the full horizontal extent of the map is approximately 2 full Moons wide. Depending on the device you are using, the map can be dragged horizondally or vertically using the mouse or touchscreen. The deep sky image in the background is provided by the Digitized Sky Survey (acknowledgements).

Current close conjunctions

List of bright objects (stars brighter than magnitude 9.0 and galaxies brighter than magmitude 14.0) close to Asteroid 99942 Apophis (less than 1.5 degrees):

StarHIP 547668.422811h 12m 45s+00° 20’ 53”
StarHIP 553697.57211h 20m 15s+00° 16’ 26”
StarHIP 547198.136811h 12m 10s-00° 24’ 34”
StarHIP 549948.305211h 15m 36s+00° 34’ 24”
StarHIP 548495.405411h 13m 45s-00° 04’ 10”
StarHIP 554968.779211h 21m 57s+00° 03’ 08”
StarHIP 548898.05811h 14m 20s+00° 53’ 12”
StarHIP 547368.648611h 12m 24s-00° 47’ 27”
StarHIP 553047.860211h 19m 32s-00° 11’ 16”
StarHIP 552777.253211h 19m 15s+00° 43’ 24”
StarHIP 549428.648611h 15m 04s-00° 58’ 22”
GalaxyUGC 636113.911h 20m 48s+00° 27’ 33”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Asteroid 99942 Apophis

Astronomy databases

This online sky chart is created using the following astronomy databases and services:

  1. The Digitized Sky Survey, a photographic survey of the whole sky created using images from different telescopes, including the Oschin Schmidt Telescope on Palomar Mountain
  2. The Hipparcos Star Catalogue, containing more than 100.000 bright stars
  3. The PGC 2003 Catalogue, containing information about 1 million galaxies
  4. The GSC 2.3 Catalogue, containing information about more than 2 billion stars and galaxies
Please see the acknowledgements section.

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