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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 August, 16 2018
High Precision Live Sky Chart
03h 17m 06s
+09° 34’ 06”
 = 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: 80.4°
Max altitude: 48.1°
Azimuth: 279.6°

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 Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2018 Aug 09 03h 16m 59s +09° 34’ 15” 23.48 Cetus
2018 Aug 10 03h 17m 00s +09° 34’ 14” 23.48 Cetus
2018 Aug 11 03h 17m 02s +09° 34’ 14” 23.48 Cetus
2018 Aug 12 03h 17m 03s +09° 34’ 14” 23.48 Cetus
2018 Aug 13 03h 17m 03s +09° 34’ 13” 23.48 Cetus
2018 Aug 14 03h 17m 04s +09° 34’ 10” 23.48 Cetus
2018 Aug 15 03h 17m 04s +09° 34’ 09” 23.48 Cetus
2018 Aug 16 03h 17m 06s +09° 34’ 06” 23.48 Cetus
2018 Aug 17 03h 17m 07s +09° 34’ 05” 23.47 Cetus
2018 Aug 18 03h 17m 07s +09° 34’ 01” 23.47 Cetus
2018 Aug 19 03h 17m 08s +09° 33’ 59” 23.47 Cetus
2018 Aug 20 03h 17m 08s +09° 33’ 56” 23.47 Cetus
2018 Aug 21 03h 17m 08s +09° 33’ 51” 23.47 Cetus
2018 Aug 22 03h 17m 08s +09° 33’ 47” 23.47 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.