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Asteroid 2004 VN112

Altitude: 24.5°   Azimuth: 98.2°   Direction: East

Asteroid 2004 VN112 is currently in the constellation of Taurus, at a distance of 7,364,872,298 kilometers from Earth.

Finder chart of 2004 VN112 in Taurus on March,05 2024
Map showing Asteroid 2004 VN112 in Taurus on March, 05 2024. Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 2004 VN112 is 03h 33m 21s and the Declination is +14° 06’ 19” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt). The current magnitude of Asteroid 2004 VN112 is 23.53 (JPL).

03h 33m 21s
+14° 06’ 19”

Today's rise, transit and set times of Asteroid 2004 VN112 from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 75.9°
Max altitude: 52.6°
Azimuth: 284.1°
  • 2004 VN112 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
  • Right now it is placed in the East direction at an altitude of 25° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2004 VN112 is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Additional Resources

Asteroid 2004 VN112 Position and Finder Charts

Finder chart of 2004 VN112
Map showing Asteroid 2004 VN112 in Taurus on March, 05 2024
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Asteroid 2004 VN112 is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.

2004 VN112
RA: 03h 33m 21s
Dec: +14° 06’ 19”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 2004 VN112
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Also check out Where is Asteroid 2004 VN112?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid 2004 VN112 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid 2004 VN112 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid 2004 VN112 from Earth is currently 7,364,872,298 kilometers, equivalent to 49.231131 Astronomical Units. Light takes 6 hours, 49 minutes and 26.5696 seconds to travel from Asteroid 2004 VN112 and arrive to us.

6 hours, 49 minutes and 26.5696 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.

Chart of the distance of Asteroid 2004 VN112 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 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 1 January 2013 and 30 December 2100, the closest approach of Asteroid 2004 VN112 to Earth happens on Sun Nov 3 2013 at a distance of 46.486192 Astronomical Units, or 6,954,235,310 kilometers:

Sun Nov 3 2013

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

Asteroid 2004 VN112 Brightness and Light Curve

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.

Chart of the magnitude of Asteroid 2004 VN112 as a function of time

Asteroid 2004 VN112 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 2004 VN112 at epoch 24 February 2023 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.86602070
Orbit inclination i 25.50920868°
Perihelion distance q 47.31567929 AU
7,078,324,887 km
Aphelion distance Q 658.99762064 AU
98,584,641,042 km
Semi-major axis a 353.15664997 AU
52,831,482,965 km
Orbital period period 6,636.8085 years
2,424,094.2955 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2009-Aug-21 06:28:11
2,455,064.7696 JD
Next perihelion transit 8646-Aug-01 13:33
4,879,159.0651 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 326.93058585476°
Longitude of the ascending node node 66.033899860239°
Mean anomaly M 0.73300075618941°
Mean motion n 0.00014851°/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
2024 Feb 27 03h 33m 06s +14° 03’ 55” 23.53 Taurus
2024 Feb 28 03h 33m 07s +14° 04’ 13” 23.53 Taurus
2024 Feb 29 03h 33m 09s +14° 04’ 32” 23.53 Taurus
2024 Mar 01 03h 33m 11s +14° 04’ 50” 23.53 Taurus
2024 Mar 02 03h 33m 12s +14° 05’ 09” 23.53 Taurus
2024 Mar 03 03h 33m 15s +14° 05’ 30” 23.53 Taurus
2024 Mar 04 03h 33m 16s +14° 05’ 49” 23.53 Taurus
2024 Mar 05 03h 33m 20s +14° 06’ 10” 23.53 Taurus
2024 Mar 06 03h 33m 21s +14° 06’ 29” 23.53 Taurus
2024 Mar 07 03h 33m 24s +14° 06’ 50” 23.53 Taurus
2024 Mar 08 03h 33m 27s +14° 07’ 10” 23.53 Taurus
2024 Mar 09 03h 33m 29s +14° 07’ 32” 23.53 Taurus
2024 Mar 10 03h 33m 32s +14° 07’ 53” 23.53 Taurus
2024 Mar 11 03h 33m 34s +14° 08’ 13” 23.53 Taurus