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Asteroid 2004 VN112

Asteroid 2004 VN112 is currently in the constellation of Taurus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 2004 VN112 is 03h 25m 45s and the Declination is +12° 05’ 28” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid 2004 VN112 is 23.41 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid 2004 VN112 [tip: you can also create a Quick Access page for this data if you access it frequently and would like to have a simpler view]:

03h 25m 45s
+12° 05’ 28”
  • 2004 VN112 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the West direction at an altitude of 8° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2004 VN112 is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 2004 VN112 rise and set times.
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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 December, 08 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid 2004 VN112 in Taurus on December, 08 2021
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 25m 45s
Dec: +12° 05’ 28”
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 7,113,683,804 kilometers, equivalent to 47.552039 Astronomical Units. Light takes 6 hours, 35 minutes and 28.6950 seconds to travel from Asteroid 2004 VN112 and arrive to us.

6 hours, 35 minutes and 28.6950 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 46.484650 Astronomical Units, or 6,954,004,656 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 23.41.


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: 77.9°
Max altitude: 50.6°
Azimuth: 282.1°

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 20 January 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.86248772
Orbit inclination i 25.53991029°
Perihelion distance q 47.29608600 AU
7,075,393,773 km
Aphelion distance Q 640.58557381 AU
95,830,238,035 km
Semi-major axis a 343.94082990 AU
51,452,815,904 km
Orbital period period 6,378.7239 years
2,329,828.9056 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2009-Jul-09 21:08:03
2,455,022.3806 JD
Next perihelion transit 8388-May-17 18:52
4,784,851.2862 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 326.78527927407°
Longitude of the ascending node node 66.016326938931°
Mean anomaly M 0.70740086626073°
Mean motion n 0.00015452°/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
View Asteroid 2004 VN112 in the 3D Solar System Simulator

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
2021 Dec 01 03h 26m 12s +12° 06’ 08” 23.39 Taurus
2021 Dec 02 03h 26m 08s +12° 06’ 02” 23.39 Taurus
2021 Dec 03 03h 26m 04s +12° 05’ 57” 23.40 Taurus
2021 Dec 04 03h 26m 00s +12° 05’ 51” 23.40 Taurus
2021 Dec 05 03h 25m 57s +12° 05’ 44” 23.40 Taurus
2021 Dec 06 03h 25m 53s +12° 05’ 39” 23.40 Taurus
2021 Dec 07 03h 25m 49s +12° 05’ 35” 23.41 Taurus
2021 Dec 08 03h 25m 45s +12° 05’ 30” 23.41 Taurus
2021 Dec 09 03h 25m 41s +12° 05’ 25” 23.41 Taurus
2021 Dec 10 03h 25m 37s +12° 05’ 21” 23.42 Taurus
2021 Dec 11 03h 25m 33s +12° 05’ 17” 23.42 Taurus
2021 Dec 12 03h 25m 29s +12° 05’ 12” 23.42 Taurus
2021 Dec 13 03h 25m 27s +12° 05’ 08” 23.42 Taurus
2021 Dec 14 03h 25m 23s +12° 05’ 06” 23.43 Taurus