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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:17
wb_twilight   (Nautical Twilight)   What's Visible Now?

Asteroid 101955 Bennu (1999 RQ36)

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Altitude: -22.6°   Azimuth: 231.4°   Direction: South-West

Asteroid 101955 Bennu (1999 RQ36) is currently in the constellation of Lupus, at a distance of 56,585,291 kilometers from Earth. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 101955 Bennu (1999 RQ36) is 15h 31m 10s and the Declination is -41° 16’ 31” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom).

Finder chart of 101955 Bennu (1999 RQ36) in Lupus on June,18 2024
Map showing Asteroid 101955 Bennu (1999 RQ36) in Lupus on June, 18 2024. Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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15h 31m 10s
-41° 16’ 31”
Lupus
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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):

Today Asteroid 101955 Bennu (1999 RQ36) is not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom

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Asteroid 101955 Bennu (1999 RQ36) Position and Finder Charts

Finder chart of 101955 Bennu (1999 RQ36)
Map showing Asteroid 101955 Bennu (1999 RQ36) in Lupus on June, 18 2024
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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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.

101955 Bennu (1999 RQ36)
RA: 15h 31m 10s
Dec: -41° 16’ 31”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 101955 Bennu (1999 RQ36)
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 56,585,291 kilometers, equivalent to 0.378249 Astronomical Units. Light takes 3 minutes and 8.7482 seconds to travel from Asteroid 101955 Bennu (1999 RQ36) and arrive to us.

56,585,291
0.378249
3 minutes and 8.7482 seconds

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.

Chart of the distance of Asteroid 101955 Bennu (1999 RQ36) from Earth in Astronomical Units (au)

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:

Thu Sep 23 2060
749,209
0.005008

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

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.20374508
Orbit inclination i 6.03494377°
Perihelion distance q 0.89689440 AU
134,173,493 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.35588765 AU
202,837,906 km
Semi-major axis a 1.12639103 AU
168,505,699 km
Orbital period period 1.1955 years
436.6487 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2010-Aug-30 15:24:23
2,455,439.1419 JD
Next perihelion transit 2011-Nov-10 06:58
2,455,875.7907 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 66.223060840843°
Longitude of the ascending node node 2.0608661956964°
Mean anomaly M 101.70395200246°
Mean motion n 0.82446135°/day

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!

Orbit Diagram of Asteroid 101955 Bennu (1999 RQ36)
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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.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2024 Jun 11 15h 49m 14s -42° 35’ 38” N.A. Norma
2024 Jun 12 15h 46m 24s -42° 26’ 03” N.A. Lupus
2024 Jun 13 15h 43m 40s -42° 15’ 51” N.A. Lupus
2024 Jun 14 15h 41m 00s -42° 05’ 07” N.A. Lupus
2024 Jun 15 15h 38m 27s -41° 53’ 53” N.A. Lupus
2024 Jun 16 15h 36m 02s -41° 42’ 11” N.A. Lupus
2024 Jun 17 15h 33m 41s -41° 30’ 05” N.A. Lupus
2024 Jun 18 15h 31m 26s -41° 17’ 38” N.A. Lupus
2024 Jun 19 15h 29m 18s -41° 04’ 51” N.A. Lupus
2024 Jun 20 15h 27m 16s -40° 51’ 50” N.A. Lupus
2024 Jun 21 15h 25m 22s -40° 38’ 35” N.A. Lupus
2024 Jun 22 15h 23m 34s -40° 25’ 09” N.A. Lupus
2024 Jun 23 15h 21m 51s -40° 11’ 35” N.A. Lupus
2024 Jun 24 15h 20m 17s -39° 57’ 56” N.A. Lupus