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 Capricornus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2010 VQ is 20h 18m 45s and the Declination is -19° 46’ 31” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2010 VQ is 29.81 (JPL).
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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.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2010 VQ Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2010 VQ from Earth is currently 155,887,439 kilometers, equivalent to 1.042043 Astronomical Units. Light takes 8 minutes and 39.9845 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2010 VQ and arrive to us.
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.
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:
Asteroid (NEO) 2010 VQ brightness
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.
Asteroid (NEO) 2010 VQ rise and set times
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
|Perihelion distance||q||0.69007117 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2020-Nov-07 18:59:10
|Next perihelion transit||2021-Aug-26 07:33
|Argument of perihelion||peri||198.21830586681°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||28.877777460606°|
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!
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.
|2021 Nov 21||19h 43m 24s||-21° 29’ 58”||29.78||Sagittarius|
|2021 Nov 22||19h 48m 20s||-21° 17’ 20”||29.78||Sagittarius|
|2021 Nov 23||19h 53m 12s||-21° 04’ 13”||29.79||Sagittarius|
|2021 Nov 24||19h 58m 04s||-20° 50’ 38”||29.79||Sagittarius|
|2021 Nov 25||20h 02m 52s||-20° 36’ 35”||29.80||Sagittarius|
|2021 Nov 26||20h 07m 37s||-20° 22’ 09”||29.80||Capricornus|
|2021 Nov 27||20h 12m 23s||-20° 07’ 17”||29.81||Capricornus|
|2021 Nov 28||20h 17m 04s||-19° 52’ 00”||29.81||Capricornus|
|2021 Nov 29||20h 21m 43s||-19° 36’ 20”||29.82||Capricornus|
|2021 Nov 30||20h 26m 21s||-19° 20’ 18”||29.82||Capricornus|
|2021 Dec 01||20h 30m 56s||-19° 03’ 55”||29.83||Capricornus|
|2021 Dec 02||20h 35m 30s||-18° 47’ 11”||29.84||Capricornus|
|2021 Dec 03||20h 40m 00s||-18° 30’ 06”||29.84||Capricornus|
|2021 Dec 04||20h 44m 30s||-18° 12’ 42”||29.85||Capricornus|