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Asteroid (NEO) 2010 VQ

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Asteroid (NEO) 2010 VQ Position

Asteroid (NEO) 2010 VQ is currently in the constellation of Sagittarius. The current Right Ascension is 18h 25m 04s and the Declination is -23° 23’ 12”.

18h 25m 04s
-23° 23’ 12”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid (NEO) 2010 VQ is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see full screen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2010 VQ in Sagittarius on January, 24 2020
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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Asteroid (NEO) 2010 VQ Distance

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2010 VQ from Earth is currently 206,403,509 kilometers, equivalent to 1.379722 Astronomical Units. Light takes 11 minutes and 28.4880 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2010 VQ and arrive to us.

11 minutes and 28.4880 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

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2010 VQ to Earth happens on Sun Dec 13 2026 at a distance of 0.00949506 Astronomical Units, or 1,420,441 kilometers:

Sun Dec 13 2026

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

Asteroid (NEO) 2010 VQ brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2010 VQ is 29.24.


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: 113.4°
Max altitude: 15.1°
Azimuth: 246.6°
Asteroid (NEO) 2010 VQ is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

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 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.19801112
Orbit inclination i 0.35636303°
Perihelion distance q 0.69009296 AU
103,236,438 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.03086099 AU
154,214,609 km
Semi-major axis a 0.86047698 AU
128,725,524 km
Orbital period period 0.8000 years
291.5461 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2019-Apr-04 18:39:43
2,458,578.2776 JD
Next perihelion transit 2020-Jan-21 07:46
2,458,869.8237 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 198.27546196773°
Longitude of the ascending node node 28.914466835622°
Mean anomaly M 27.440138705034°
Mean motion n 1.23479594°/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 Jan 17 17h 40m 10s -23° 23’ 30” 29.27 Ophiucus
2020 Jan 18 17h 46m 01s -23° 26’ 13” 29.26 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 19 17h 51m 52s -23° 28’ 06” 29.26 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 20 17h 57m 43s -23° 29’ 09” 29.25 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 21 18h 03m 33s -23° 29’ 25” 29.25 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 22 18h 09m 23s -23° 28’ 50” 29.25 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 23 18h 15m 11s -23° 27’ 25” 29.24 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 24 18h 21m 00s -23° 25’ 14” 29.24 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 25 18h 26m 47s -23° 22’ 14” 29.24 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 26 18h 32m 33s -23° 18’ 28” 29.24 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 27 18h 38m 17s -23° 13’ 53” 29.23 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 28 18h 44m 00s -23° 08’ 32” 29.23 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 29 18h 49m 42s -23° 02’ 26” 29.23 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 30 18h 55m 23s -22° 55’ 35” 29.23 Sagittarius