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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 02m 01s and the Declination is +22° 05’ 01” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2010 VQ is 26.48 (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]:

07h 02m 01s
+22° 05’ 01”

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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 Gemini on October, 01 2022
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2010 VQ in Gemini on October, 01 2022
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 20,518,598 kilometers, equivalent to 0.137158 Astronomical Units. Light takes 1 minutes and 8.4427 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2010 VQ and arrive to us.

1 minutes and 8.4427 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

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:

Sun Dec 13 2026

Asteroid (NEO) 2010 VQ brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2010 VQ is 26.48.


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: 67.9°
Max altitude: 60.6°
Azimuth: 292.1°

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 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
2022 Sep 24 07h 01m 09s +21° 52’ 51” 26.89 Gemini
2022 Sep 25 07h 01m 11s +21° 54’ 36” 26.83 Gemini
2022 Sep 26 07h 01m 15s +21° 56’ 17” 26.78 Gemini
2022 Sep 27 07h 01m 20s +21° 57’ 59” 26.73 Gemini
2022 Sep 28 07h 01m 27s +21° 59’ 40” 26.68 Gemini
2022 Sep 29 07h 01m 35s +22° 01’ 22” 26.63 Gemini
2022 Sep 30 07h 01m 44s +22° 03’ 02” 26.58 Gemini
2022 Oct 01 07h 01m 54s +22° 04’ 45” 26.52 Gemini
2022 Oct 02 07h 02m 04s +22° 06’ 29” 26.47 Gemini
2022 Oct 03 07h 02m 16s +22° 08’ 14” 26.42 Gemini
2022 Oct 04 07h 02m 27s +22° 10’ 03” 26.37 Gemini
2022 Oct 05 07h 02m 39s +22° 11’ 53” 26.31 Gemini
2022 Oct 06 07h 02m 52s +22° 13’ 45” 26.26 Gemini
2022 Oct 07 07h 03m 03s +22° 15’ 41” 26.21 Gemini