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Asteroid 2004 VN112

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Asteroid 2004 VN112 Position

Asteroid 2004 VN112 is currently in the constellation of Aries. The current Right Ascension is 03h 16m 30s and the Declination is +10° 40’ 09”.

03h 16m 30s
+10° 40’ 09”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid 2004 VN112 is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see full screen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid 2004 VN112 in Aries on March, 28 2020
Field of view: 60x30 degrees
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Higher precision deep sky finder chart showing where Asteroid 2004 VN112 is right now (view fullscreen)

2004 VN112
RA: 03h 16m 30s
Dec: +10° 40’ 09”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 2004 VN112
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Asteroid 2004 VN112 Distance

The distance of Asteroid 2004 VN112 from Earth is currently 7,313,988,803 kilometers, equivalent to 48.890995 Astronomical Units. Light takes 6 hours, 46 minutes and 36.8406 seconds to travel from Asteroid 2004 VN112 and arrive to us.

6 hours, 46 minutes and 36.8406 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 2004 VN112 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 2004 VN112 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. The value of the distance of 2004 VN112 from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Asteroid 2004 VN112 to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid 2004 VN112 to Earth happens on Sun Nov 3 2013 at a distance of 46.48191975 Astronomical Units, or 6,953,596,235 kilometers:

Sun Nov 3 2013

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

Asteroid 2004 VN112 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid 2004 VN112 is 23.49.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 2004 VN112, 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 2004 VN112 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid 2004 VN112 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 2004 VN112 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 79.3°
Max altitude: 49.2°
Azimuth: 280.7°
Asteroid 2004 VN112 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid 2004 VN112 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 2004 VN112 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 2004 VN112 at epoch 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.85524281
Orbit inclination i 25.58514158°
Perihelion distance q 47.28753501 AU
7,074,114,563 km
Aphelion distance Q 606.04835792 AU
90,663,544,069 km
Semi-major axis a 326.66794647 AU
48,868,829,316 km
Orbital period period 5,904.2900 years
2,156,543.4390 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2009-Jun-11 06:22:30
2,454,993.7656 JD
Next perihelion transit 7913-Nov-10 16:54
4,611,537.2047 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 326.72597075448°
Longitude of the ascending node node 65.986779420017°
Mean anomaly M 0.66885940935885°
Mean motion n 0.00016693°/day

Visualization of Asteroid 2004 VN112 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 2004 VN112 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 2004 VN112 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 2004 VN112
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Asteroid 2004 VN112 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 2004 VN112 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 2004 VN112 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Mar 21 03h 16m 01s +10° 36’ 38” 23.50 Aries
2020 Mar 22 03h 16m 05s +10° 37’ 05” 23.50 Aries
2020 Mar 23 03h 16m 09s +10° 37’ 33” 23.50 Aries
2020 Mar 24 03h 16m 13s +10° 38’ 03” 23.50 Aries
2020 Mar 25 03h 16m 17s +10° 38’ 31” 23.50 Aries
2020 Mar 26 03h 16m 20s +10° 39’ 00” 23.50 Aries
2020 Mar 27 03h 16m 24s +10° 39’ 29” 23.49 Aries
2020 Mar 28 03h 16m 28s +10° 39’ 57” 23.49 Aries
2020 Mar 29 03h 16m 32s +10° 40’ 27” 23.49 Aries
2020 Mar 30 03h 16m 37s +10° 40’ 55” 23.49 Aries
2020 Mar 31 03h 16m 41s +10° 41’ 25” 23.49 Aries
2020 Apr 01 03h 16m 45s +10° 41’ 54” 23.49 Aries
2020 Apr 02 03h 16m 50s +10° 42’ 24” 23.49 Aries
2020 Apr 03 03h 16m 54s +10° 42’ 52” 23.49 Aries