Asteroid 101955 Bennu (1999 RQ36)
Asteroid 101955 Bennu (1999 RQ36) is currently in the constellation of Aquarius. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 101955 Bennu (1999 RQ36) is 23h 34m 03s and the Declination is -12° 00’ 12” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom ).
Today's rise, transit and set times of Asteroid 101955 Bennu (1999 RQ36) from Greenwich, United Kingdom (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
- 101955 Bennu (1999 RQ36) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom .
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Asteroid 101955 Bennu (1999 RQ36) Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid 101955 Bennu (1999 RQ36) 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.
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Asteroid 101955 Bennu (1999 RQ36) is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.
RA: 23h 34m 03s
Dec: -12° 00’ 12”
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Asteroid 101955 Bennu (1999 RQ36) Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid 101955 Bennu (1999 RQ36) from Earth is currently 123,629,179 kilometers, equivalent to 0.826410 Astronomical Units. Light takes 6 minutes and 52.3826 seconds to travel from Asteroid 101955 Bennu (1999 RQ36) and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 101955 Bennu (1999 RQ36) 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.
The value of the reported distance might be somewhat inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of 101955 Bennu (1999 RQ36) from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest Approach of Asteroid 101955 Bennu (1999 RQ36) to Earth
Between 1 January 2013 and 30 December 2100, the closest approach of Asteroid 101955 Bennu (1999 RQ36) to Earth happens on Thu Sep 23 2060 at a distance of 0.005008 Astronomical Units, or 749,209 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Asteroid 101955 Bennu (1999 RQ36) Brightness and Light Curve
Asteroid 101955 Bennu (1999 RQ36) Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 101955 Bennu (1999 RQ36) at epoch 31 December 2010 00:00 UTC (JD: 2455562.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||0.89689440 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2010-Aug-30 15:24:23
|Next perihelion transit||2011-Nov-10 06:58
|Argument of perihelion||peri||66.223060840843°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||2.0608661956964°|
Visualization of Asteroid 101955 Bennu (1999 RQ36) Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 101955 Bennu (1999 RQ36) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 101955 Bennu (1999 RQ36) 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!
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Asteroid 101955 Bennu (1999 RQ36) 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 101955 Bennu (1999 RQ36) computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 101955 Bennu (1999 RQ36) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2023 May 29||23h 10m 23s||-14° 20’ 32”||N.A.||Aquarius|
|2023 May 30||23h 13m 27s||-14° 03’ 01”||N.A.||Aquarius|
|2023 May 31||23h 16m 28s||-13° 45’ 16”||N.A.||Aquarius|
|2023 Jun 01||23h 19m 32s||-13° 27’ 21”||N.A.||Aquarius|
|2023 Jun 02||23h 22m 36s||-13° 09’ 12”||N.A.||Aquarius|
|2023 Jun 03||23h 25m 41s||-12° 50’ 53”||N.A.||Aquarius|
|2023 Jun 04||23h 28m 45s||-12° 32’ 20”||N.A.||Aquarius|
|2023 Jun 05||23h 31m 50s||-12° 13’ 33”||N.A.||Aquarius|
|2023 Jun 06||23h 34m 56s||-11° 54’ 34”||N.A.||Aquarius|
|2023 Jun 07||23h 38m 03s||-11° 35’ 23”||N.A.||Aquarius|
|2023 Jun 08||23h 41m 09s||-11° 16’ 00”||N.A.||Aquarius|
|2023 Jun 09||23h 44m 17s||-10° 56’ 21”||N.A.||Aquarius|
|2023 Jun 10||23h 47m 26s||-10° 36’ 32”||N.A.||Aquarius|
|2023 Jun 11||23h 50m 35s||-10° 16’ 28”||N.A.||Aquarius|