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Asteroid (NEO) 2013 VO11

Asteroid (NEO) 2013 VO11 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) 2013 VO11 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2013 VO11 is currently in the constellation of Libra. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2013 VO11 is 15h 37m 16s and the Declination is -17° 45’ 46” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2013 VO11 is 24.20 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2013 VO11 [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]:

15h 37m 16s
-17° 45’ 46”
  • 2013 VO11 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the South-South-West direction at an altitude of 17° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2013 VO11 is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 2013 VO11 rise and set times.
  • Go to interactive sky chart

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Asteroid (NEO) 2013 VO11 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2013 VO11 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) 2013 VO11 in Libra on May, 08 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2013 VO11 in Libra on May, 08 2021
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) 2013 VO11?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2013 VO11 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2013 VO11 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2013 VO11 from Earth is currently 15,695,129 kilometers, equivalent to 0.104915 Astronomical Units. Light takes 52.3533 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2013 VO11 and arrive to us.

52.3533 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2013 VO11 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) 2013 VO11 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) 2013 VO11 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2013 VO11 to Earth happens on Tue May 25 2021 at a distance of 0.008845 Astronomical Units, or 1,323,123 kilometers:

Tue May 25 2021

Asteroid (NEO) 2013 VO11 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2013 VO11 is 24.20.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2013 VO11, 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) 2013 VO11 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2013 VO11 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) 2013 VO11 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 107.9°
Max altitude: 20.8°
Azimuth: 252.2°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2013 VO11 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) 2013 VO11 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2013 VO11 at epoch 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.34286344
Orbit inclination i 2.21745364°
Perihelion distance q 0.78714061 AU
117,754,560 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.60852768 AU
240,632,317 km
Semi-major axis a 1.19783415 AU
179,193,438 km
Orbital period period 1.3100 years
478.8434 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Apr-02 12:06:59
2,458,942.0049 JD
Next perihelion transit 2021-Jul-25 08:21
2,459,420.8482 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 274.43484034707°
Longitude of the ascending node node 52.260444117592°
Mean anomaly M 43.977330178786°
Mean motion n 0.75181163°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2013 VO11 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2013 VO11 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2013 VO11 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) 2013 VO11
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Asteroid (NEO) 2013 VO11 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2013 VO11 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid (NEO) 2013 VO11 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2021 May 01 15h 41m 02s -16° 43’ 23” 25.32 Libra
2021 May 02 15h 40m 46s -16° 49’ 45” 25.18 Libra
2021 May 03 15h 40m 26s -16° 56’ 42” 25.04 Libra
2021 May 04 15h 40m 01s -17° 04’ 17” 24.89 Libra
2021 May 05 15h 39m 30s -17° 12’ 36” 24.73 Libra
2021 May 06 15h 38m 56s -17° 21’ 47” 24.57 Libra
2021 May 07 15h 38m 12s -17° 31’ 58” 24.40 Libra
2021 May 08 15h 37m 23s -17° 43’ 18” 24.22 Libra
2021 May 09 15h 36m 25s -17° 56’ 03” 24.03 Libra
2021 May 10 15h 35m 18s -18° 10’ 27” 23.83 Libra
2021 May 11 15h 34m 00s -18° 26’ 51” 23.62 Libra
2021 May 12 15h 32m 29s -18° 45’ 38” 23.38 Libra
2021 May 13 15h 30m 41s -19° 07’ 23” 23.13 Libra
2021 May 14 15h 28m 32s -19° 32’ 50” 22.85 Libra