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Asteroid (NEO) 2010 VQ

Asteroid (NEO) 2010 VQ is a Near Earth Object. If you've heard news about a potential impact of this asteroid with the Earth, please check out Will Asteroid Asteroid (NEO) 2010 VQ Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2010 VQ is currently in the constellation of Gemini. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2010 VQ is 07h 04m 51s and the Declination is +22° 43’ 15” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2010 VQ is 29.42 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2010 VQ [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]:

07h 04m 51s
+22° 43’ 15”
  • 2010 VQ is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the West-South-West direction at an altitude of 40° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2010 VQ is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 2010 VQ rise and set times.
  • Go to interactive sky chart

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Asteroid (NEO) 2010 VQ Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2010 VQ 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 (NEO) 2010 VQ in Gemini on May, 21 2022
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2010 VQ in Gemini on May, 21 2022
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]

Also check out Where is Asteroid (NEO) 2010 VQ?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2010 VQ in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2010 VQ Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2010 VQ from Earth is currently 126,696,641 kilometers, equivalent to 0.846915 Astronomical Units. Light takes 7 minutes and 2.6145 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2010 VQ and arrive to us.

7 minutes and 2.6145 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2010 VQ 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 (NEO) 2010 VQ 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.

Closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2010 VQ to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2010 VQ to Earth happens on Sun Dec 13 2026 at a distance of 0.007974 Astronomical Units, or 1,192,916 kilometers:

Sun Dec 13 2026

Asteroid (NEO) 2010 VQ brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2010 VQ is 29.42.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2010 VQ, 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 (NEO) 2010 VQ between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2010 VQ 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 (NEO) 2010 VQ rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 67.2°
Max altitude: 61.3°
Azimuth: 292.7°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2010 VQ 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 (NEO) 2010 VQ Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2010 VQ at epoch 16 December 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459200.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.19799617
Orbit inclination i 0.35647208°
Perihelion distance q 0.69007117 AU
103,233,177 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.03079634 AU
154,204,938 km
Semi-major axis a 0.86043375 AU
128,719,058 km
Orbital period period 0.8000 years
291.5242 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Nov-07 18:59:10
2,459,161.2911 JD
Next perihelion transit 2021-Aug-26 07:33
2,459,452.8153 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 198.21830586681°
Longitude of the ascending node node 28.877777460606°
Mean anomaly M 48.418639954558°
Mean motion n 1.23488898°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2010 VQ Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2010 VQ with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2010 VQ 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 (NEO) 2010 VQ
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Asteroid (NEO) 2010 VQ 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2010 VQ computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid (NEO) 2010 VQ in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2022 May 14 06h 34m 15s +23° 22’ 35” 29.46 Gemini
2022 May 15 06h 38m 15s +23° 18’ 47” 29.45 Gemini
2022 May 16 06h 42m 14s +23° 14’ 36” 29.45 Gemini
2022 May 17 06h 46m 10s +23° 10’ 05” 29.44 Gemini
2022 May 18 06h 50m 08s +23° 05’ 09” 29.44 Gemini
2022 May 19 06h 54m 02s +22° 59’ 53” 29.43 Gemini
2022 May 20 06h 57m 57s +22° 54’ 14” 29.43 Gemini
2022 May 21 07h 01m 50s +22° 48’ 15” 29.42 Gemini
2022 May 22 07h 05m 44s +22° 41’ 54” 29.42 Gemini
2022 May 23 07h 09m 34s +22° 35’ 14” 29.42 Gemini
2022 May 24 07h 13m 23s +22° 28’ 14” 29.42 Gemini
2022 May 25 07h 17m 12s +22° 20’ 57” 29.42 Gemini
2022 May 26 07h 20m 58s +22° 13’ 18” 29.42 Gemini
2022 May 27 07h 24m 43s +22° 05’ 23” 29.42 Gemini