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

Asteroid (NEO) 2010 VQ

Asteroid (NEO) 2010 VQ is currently in the constellation of Capricornus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2010 VQ is 21h 41m 49s and the Declination is -13° 52’ 24” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2010 VQ is 29.61 (JPL).

21h 41m 49s
-13° 52’ 24”

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

Azimuth: 104.0°
Max altitude: 24.6°
Azimuth: 256.1°
  • 2010 VQ is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • Right now it is placed in the West-South-West direction at an altitude of 3° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2010 VQ is visible only through long exposure photography.
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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 Capricornus on March, 25 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2010 VQ in Capricornus 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]

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 79,164,968 kilometers, equivalent to 0.529185 Astronomical Units. Light takes 4 minutes and 24.0659 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2010 VQ and arrive to us.

4 minutes and 24.0659 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.

Chart of the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2010 VQ 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.

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 0.011715 Astronomical Units, or 1,752,573 kilometers:

Sat Dec 12 2026

Asteroid (NEO) 2010 VQ Brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2010 VQ is 29.61.


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.

Chart of the magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2010 VQ as a function of time

Asteroid (NEO) 2010 VQ Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2010 VQ at epoch 20 January 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.19808626
Orbit inclination i 0.35639243°
Perihelion distance q 0.69005765 AU
103,231,155 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.03096948 AU
154,230,839 km
Semi-major axis a 0.86051356 AU
128,730,997 km
Orbital period period 0.7983 years
291.5647 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2022-Jun-13 20:48:29
2,459,744.3670 JD
Next perihelion transit 2023-Apr-01 10:21
2,460,035.9317 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 198.16298845033°
Longitude of the ascending node node 28.923303582563°
Mean anomaly M 182.36493880044°
Mean motion n 1.23471719°/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
2023 Mar 18 21h 21m 42s -15° 22’ 19” 29.86 Capricornus
2023 Mar 19 21h 24m 10s -15° 11’ 53” 29.82 Capricornus
2023 Mar 20 21h 26m 42s -15° 00’ 59” 29.78 Capricornus
2023 Mar 21 21h 29m 17s -14° 49’ 39” 29.75 Capricornus
2023 Mar 22 21h 31m 56s -14° 37’ 51” 29.71 Capricornus
2023 Mar 23 21h 34m 39s -14° 25’ 39” 29.68 Capricornus
2023 Mar 24 21h 37m 23s -14° 13’ 00” 29.65 Capricornus
2023 Mar 25 21h 40m 12s -13° 59’ 57” 29.62 Capricornus
2023 Mar 26 21h 43m 01s -13° 46’ 27” 29.60 Capricornus
2023 Mar 27 21h 45m 55s -13° 32’ 35” 29.57 Capricornus
2023 Mar 28 21h 48m 51s -13° 18’ 16” 29.55 Capricornus
2023 Mar 29 21h 51m 48s -13° 03’ 36” 29.53 Capricornus
2023 Mar 30 21h 54m 48s -12° 48’ 30” 29.51 Capricornus
2023 Mar 31 21h 57m 51s -12° 33’ 03” 29.49 Capricornus