Asteroid 101955 Bennu (1999 RQ36)
Asteroid 101955 Bennu (1999 RQ36) is currently in the constellation of Capricornus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 101955 Bennu (1999 RQ36) is 20h 24m 41s and the Declination is -22° 16’ 08” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid 101955 Bennu (1999 RQ36) is 22.71 (JPL).
Summary of key facts about Asteroid 101955 Bennu (1999 RQ36) [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]:
- 101955 Bennu (1999 RQ36) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
- It is visible looking in the South-South-East direction at an altitude of 10° above the horizon.
- Given its current magnitude, 101955 Bennu (1999 RQ36) is visible only through long exposure photography.
- See also 101955 Bennu (1999 RQ36) rise and set times.
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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.
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.
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Asteroid 101955 Bennu (1999 RQ36) Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid 101955 Bennu (1999 RQ36) from Earth is currently 330,429,524 kilometers, equivalent to 2.208785 Astronomical Units. Light takes 18 minutes and 22.1943 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 January 2013 and 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 749,230 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Asteroid 101955 Bennu (1999 RQ36) brightness
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 101955 Bennu (1999 RQ36), 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.
Asteroid 101955 Bennu (1999 RQ36) rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid 101955 Bennu (1999 RQ36) 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 101955 Bennu (1999 RQ36) Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.89689436 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2010-Aug-30 15:24:24
|Next perihelion transit||2011-Nov-10 06:58
|Argument of perihelion||peri||66.223068460884°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||2.0608673293736°|
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!
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.
|2021 Jan 17||19h 58m 54s||-23° 44’ 39”||22.75||Sagittarius|
|2021 Jan 18||20h 02m 23s||-23° 33’ 41”||22.75||Sagittarius|
|2021 Jan 19||20h 05m 53s||-23° 22’ 23”||22.74||Sagittarius|
|2021 Jan 20||20h 09m 21s||-23° 10’ 47”||22.73||Capricornus|
|2021 Jan 21||20h 12m 50s||-22° 58’ 54”||22.73||Capricornus|
|2021 Jan 22||20h 16m 18s||-22° 46’ 42”||22.72||Capricornus|
|2021 Jan 23||20h 19m 46s||-22° 34’ 14”||22.72||Capricornus|
|2021 Jan 24||20h 23m 16s||-22° 21’ 25”||22.71||Capricornus|
|2021 Jan 25||20h 26m 44s||-22° 08’ 21”||22.71||Capricornus|
|2021 Jan 26||20h 30m 11s||-21° 54’ 59”||22.71||Capricornus|
|2021 Jan 27||20h 33m 39s||-21° 41’ 18”||22.70||Capricornus|
|2021 Jan 28||20h 37m 08s||-21° 27’ 20”||22.70||Capricornus|
|2021 Jan 29||20h 40m 35s||-21° 13’ 05”||22.70||Capricornus|
|2021 Jan 30||20h 44m 03s||-20° 58’ 32”||22.70||Capricornus|