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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 Libra. The current Right Ascension is 14h 33m 28s and the Declination is -14° 52’ 28”.

14h 33m 28s
-14° 52’ 28”

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

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2010 VQ in Libra on December, 14 2019
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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

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2010 VQ from Earth is currently 168,885,230 kilometers, equivalent to 1.128928 Astronomical Units. Light takes 9 minutes and 23.3405 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2010 VQ and arrive to us.

9 minutes and 23.3405 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 29.50.


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: 104.5°
Max altitude: 23.9°
Azimuth: 255.3°
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, consideting the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmoshpere 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
2019 Dec 07 13h 52m 15s -11° 17’ 33” 29.56 Virgo
2019 Dec 08 13h 57m 19s -11° 45’ 33” 29.55 Virgo
2019 Dec 09 14h 02m 25s -12° 13’ 17” 29.54 Virgo
2019 Dec 10 14h 07m 31s -12° 40’ 41” 29.53 Virgo
2019 Dec 11 14h 12m 39s -13° 07’ 49” 29.53 Virgo
2019 Dec 12 14h 17m 49s -13° 34’ 35” 29.52 Virgo
2019 Dec 13 14h 23m 02s -14° 01’ 00” 29.51 Libra
2019 Dec 14 14h 28m 15s -14° 27’ 03” 29.50 Libra
2019 Dec 15 14h 33m 32s -14° 52’ 42” 29.50 Libra
2019 Dec 16 14h 38m 48s -15° 17’ 57” 29.49 Libra
2019 Dec 17 14h 44m 08s -15° 42’ 46” 29.48 Libra
2019 Dec 18 14h 49m 28s -16° 07’ 08” 29.47 Libra
2019 Dec 19 14h 54m 51s -16° 31’ 00” 29.47 Libra
2019 Dec 20 15h 00m 15s -16° 54’ 24” 29.46 Libra