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Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VL64

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Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VL64 Position

Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VL64 is currently in the constellation of Capricornus. The current Right Ascension is 21h 56m 23s and the Declination is -12° 51’ 39”.

21h 56m 23s
-12° 51’ 39”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VL64 is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see full screen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VL64 in Capricornus on January, 24 2020
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Also check out Where is Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VL64?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VL64 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VL64 Distance

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VL64 from Earth is currently 238,840,019 kilometers, equivalent to 1.596547 Astronomical Units. Light takes 13 minutes and 16.6845 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VL64 and arrive to us.

238,840,019
1.596547
13 minutes and 16.6845 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VL64 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) 2015 VL64 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) 2015 VL64 to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VL64 to Earth happens on Wed Nov 4 2015 at a distance of 0.00577269 Astronomical Units, or 863,582 kilometers:

Wed Nov 4 2015
863,582
0.005773

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

Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VL64 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VL64 is 30.07.

30.07

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VL64, 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) 2015 VL64 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VL64 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) 2015 VL64 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 103.0°
Max altitude: 25.6°
Azimuth: 257.2°
Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VL64 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VL64 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) 2015 VL64 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VL64 at epoch 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.28840302
Orbit inclination i 0.71336727°
Perihelion distance q 0.64671490 AU
96,747,173 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.17092886 AU
175,168,464 km
Semi-major axis a 0.90882188 AU
135,957,818 km
Orbital period period 0.8700 years
316.4584 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2019-Jan-30 21:31:19
2,458,514.3967 JD
Next perihelion transit 2019-Dec-13 08:31
2,458,830.8551 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 225.40345306116°
Longitude of the ascending node node 51.578360799108°
Mean anomaly M 97.950230221603°
Mean motion n 1.13759038°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VL64 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VL64 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VL64 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) 2015 VL64
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Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VL64 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VL64 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VL64 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Jan 17 21h 16m 44s -16° 08’ 47” 29.90 Capricornus
2020 Jan 18 21h 22m 02s -15° 44’ 11” 29.92 Capricornus
2020 Jan 19 21h 27m 19s -15° 19’ 13” 29.95 Capricornus
2020 Jan 20 21h 32m 33s -14° 53’ 56” 29.97 Capricornus
2020 Jan 21 21h 37m 42s -14° 28’ 18” 29.99 Capricornus
2020 Jan 22 21h 42m 51s -14° 02’ 25” 30.02 Capricornus
2020 Jan 23 21h 47m 56s -13° 36’ 15” 30.04 Capricornus
2020 Jan 24 21h 52m 58s -13° 09’ 50” 30.06 Capricornus
2020 Jan 25 21h 57m 57s -12° 43’ 12” 30.08 Capricornus
2020 Jan 26 22h 02m 54s -12° 16’ 21” 30.10 Aquarius
2020 Jan 27 22h 07m 49s -11° 49’ 19” 30.12 Aquarius
2020 Jan 28 22h 12m 39s -11° 22’ 08” 30.14 Aquarius
2020 Jan 29 22h 17m 29s -10° 54’ 47” 30.17 Aquarius
2020 Jan 30 22h 22m 15s -10° 27’ 20” 30.19 Aquarius