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Asteroid 2004 VN112

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Asteroid 2004 VN112 Sky Charts and Coordinates

This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Asteroid 2004 VN112 is now with respect to the brightest stars and constellations.

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Asteroid 2004 VN112 in Cetus on May, 25 2018
High Precision Live Sky Chart
03h 12m 23s
+09° 17’ 36”
 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Asteroid 2004 VN112 Rise and Set Times

Today's Asteroid 2004 VN112 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.

Azimuth: 80.7°
Max altitude: 47.8°
Azimuth: 279.3°

Asteroid 2004 VN112 Orbit Diagram

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 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 MagnitudeMag Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. Constellation
2018 May 18 23.41 03h 11m 45s +09° 14’ 35” Cetus
2018 May 19 23.41 03h 11m 50s +09° 15’ 02” Cetus
2018 May 20 23.42 03h 11m 57s +09° 15’ 28” Cetus
2018 May 21 23.42 03h 12m 02s +09° 15’ 54” Cetus
2018 May 22 23.42 03h 12m 06s +09° 16’ 21” Cetus
2018 May 23 23.42 03h 12m 12s +09° 16’ 45” Cetus
2018 May 24 23.42 03h 12m 18s +09° 17’ 12” Cetus
2018 May 25 23.43 03h 12m 23s +09° 17’ 36” Cetus
2018 May 26 23.43 03h 12m 29s +09° 18’ 02” Cetus
2018 May 27 23.43 03h 12m 33s +09° 18’ 26” Cetus
2018 May 28 23.43 03h 12m 38s +09° 18’ 51” Cetus
2018 May 29 23.44 03h 12m 43s +09° 19’ 15” Cetus
2018 May 30 23.44 03h 12m 50s +09° 19’ 40” Cetus
2018 May 31 23.44 03h 12m 55s +09° 20’ 03” Cetus

Distance of Asteroid 2004 VN112 from Earth

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 2004 VN112 from Earth as a function of time. Distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with a 2 days interval.

The reported distances might be inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of 2004 VN112 is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Distance of Asteroid 2004 VN112 from Earth between January 2013 and December 2075

Light Curve of Asteroid 2004 VN112

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 2075

Asteroid 2004 VN112 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 2004 VN112 at epoch 22 March 2018 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458200.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.85003852
Orbit inclination i 25.59822482°
Perihelion distance q 47.30821645 AU
7,077,208,462 km
Aphelion distance Q 583.63002202 AU
87,309,808,745 km
Semi-major axis a 315.46911923 AU
47,193,508,603 km
Orbital period period 5,603.2900 years
2,046,603.4730 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2009-Jul-21 12:43:20
2,455,034.0301 JD
Next perihelion transit 7612-Dec-18 00:04
4,501,637.5031 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 326.92529049924°
Longitude of the ascending node node 65.977301197891°
Mean anomaly M 0.55698584571157°
Mean motion n 0.00017590°/day
Closest approach to Earth* 2013-Nov-03
Distance of closest approach* 46.48191970 AU
6,953,596,228 km

* NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed for the time interval between 2013-Jan-01 and 2075-Dec-31, with a sampling interval of 1 day.