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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 5:52  ☀️ Transit: 12:04  🌅 Sunset: 18:18

Asteroid 2004 VN112

Asteroid 2004 VN112 is currently in the constellation of Taurus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 2004 VN112 is 03h 29m 47s and the Declination is +13° 20’ 42” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid 2004 VN112 is 23.51 (JPL).

03h 29m 47s
+13° 20’ 42”

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

Azimuth: 76.7°
Max altitude: 51.9°
Azimuth: 283.3°
  • 2004 VN112 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • Right now it is placed in the South direction at an altitude of 52° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2004 VN112 is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Asteroid 2004 VN112 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid 2004 VN112 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.

Map showing Asteroid 2004 VN112 in Taurus on March, 25 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid 2004 VN112 in Taurus on March, 25 2023
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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 29m 47s
Dec: +13° 20’ 42”
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 7,381,537,930 kilometers, equivalent to 49.342533 Astronomical Units. Light takes 6 hours, 50 minutes and 22.1602 seconds to travel from Asteroid 2004 VN112 and arrive to us.

6 hours, 50 minutes and 22.1602 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

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid 2004 VN112 is 23.51.


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
2023 Mar 18 03h 29m 21s +13° 17’ 35” 23.51 Taurus
2023 Mar 19 03h 29m 25s +13° 18’ 00” 23.51 Taurus
2023 Mar 20 03h 29m 27s +13° 18’ 24” 23.51 Taurus
2023 Mar 21 03h 29m 30s +13° 18’ 47” 23.51 Taurus
2023 Mar 22 03h 29m 35s +13° 19’ 13” 23.51 Taurus
2023 Mar 23 03h 29m 38s +13° 19’ 36” 23.51 Taurus
2023 Mar 24 03h 29m 42s +13° 20’ 02” 23.51 Taurus
2023 Mar 25 03h 29m 45s +13° 20’ 26” 23.51 Taurus
2023 Mar 26 03h 29m 48s +13° 20’ 52” 23.51 Taurus
2023 Mar 27 03h 29m 53s +13° 21’ 18” 23.51 Taurus
2023 Mar 28 03h 29m 57s +13° 21’ 42” 23.51 Taurus
2023 Mar 29 03h 30m 01s +13° 22’ 08” 23.50 Taurus
2023 Mar 30 03h 30m 05s +13° 22’ 33” 23.50 Taurus
2023 Mar 31 03h 30m 08s +13° 22’ 59” 23.50 Taurus