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]:
- 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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Additional information about Asteroid (NEO) 2010 VQ available on TheSkyLive:
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.
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.
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.
|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|