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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 Virgo. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2010 VQ is 13h 31m 52s and the Declination is -09° 34’ 22” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2010 VQ is 28.60 (JPL).

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13h 31m 52s
-09° 34’ 22”

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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 Virgo on October, 23 2020
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2010 VQ in Virgo on October, 23 2020
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]

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Asteroid (NEO) 2010 VQ Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2010 VQ from Earth is currently 252,979,617 kilometers, equivalent to 1.691064 Astronomical Units. Light takes 14 minutes and 3.8492 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2010 VQ and arrive to us.

14 minutes and 3.8492 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 Sat Dec 12 2026 at a distance of 0.009484 Astronomical Units, or 1,418,781 kilometers:

Sat Dec 12 2026

Asteroid (NEO) 2010 VQ brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2010 VQ is 28.60.


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: 99.7°
Max altitude: 28.7°
Azimuth: 260.1°

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 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.19799490
Orbit inclination i 0.35631126°
Perihelion distance q 0.69009714 AU
103,237,064 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.03083242 AU
154,210,335 km
Semi-major axis a 0.86046478 AU
128,723,699 km
Orbital period period 0.8000 years
291.5400 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Jan-21 07:37:24
2,458,869.8176 JD
Next perihelion transit 2020-Nov-07 20:34
2,459,161.3576 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 198.27485023206°
Longitude of the ascending node node 28.912167611924°
Mean anomaly M 161.36947738894°
Mean motion n 1.23482219°/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
2020 Oct 16 12h 57m 14s -06° 02’ 58” 28.79 Virgo
2020 Oct 17 13h 02m 06s -06° 33’ 32” 28.76 Virgo
2020 Oct 18 13h 07m 00s -07° 04’ 00” 28.74 Virgo
2020 Oct 19 13h 11m 56s -07° 34’ 20” 28.71 Virgo
2020 Oct 20 13h 16m 53s -08° 04’ 33” 28.69 Virgo
2020 Oct 21 13h 21m 51s -08° 34’ 39” 28.66 Virgo
2020 Oct 22 13h 26m 50s -09° 04’ 33” 28.63 Virgo
2020 Oct 23 13h 31m 51s -09° 34’ 17” 28.60 Virgo
2020 Oct 24 13h 36m 55s -10° 03’ 47” 28.57 Virgo
2020 Oct 25 13h 41m 59s -10° 33’ 05” 28.54 Virgo
2020 Oct 26 13h 47m 06s -11° 02’ 07” 28.52 Virgo
2020 Oct 27 13h 52m 14s -11° 30’ 54” 28.48 Virgo
2020 Oct 28 13h 57m 23s -11° 59’ 22” 28.45 Virgo
2020 Oct 29 14h 02m 34s -12° 27’ 33” 28.42 Virgo