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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:38  
clear_day Transit: 11:46  
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Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VL64

Altitude: 11.2°   Azimuth: 95.4°   Direction: East

Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VL64 is currently in the constellation of Leo.

The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VL64 is 11h 18m 00s and the Declination is +05° 25’ 48” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VL64 is 30.29 (JPL).

11h 18m 00s
+05° 25’ 48”

Today's rise, transit and set times of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VL64 from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 84.6°
Max altitude: 43.9°
Azimuth: 275.3°
  • 2015 VL64 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
  • Right now it is placed in the East direction at an altitude of 11° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2015 VL64 is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VL64 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VL64 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.

Finder chart of 2015 VL64 in Leo on November,29 2023
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VL64 in Leo on November, 29 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Finder chart of 2015 VL64
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VL64 in Leo on November, 29 2023
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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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 from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VL64 from Earth is currently 125,896,440 kilometers, equivalent to 0.841566 Astronomical Units. Light takes 6 minutes and 59.9453 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VL64 and arrive to us.

6 minutes and 59.9453 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.

Chart of the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VL64 from Earth in Astronomical Units (au)

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

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VL64 to Earth happens on Thu Nov 2 2028 at a distance of 0.006691 Astronomical Units, or 1,000,968 kilometers:

Thu Nov 2 2028

Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VL64 Brightness and Light Curve

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.

Chart of the magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VL64 as a function of time

Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VL64 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VL64 at epoch 24 February 2023 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.28855046
Orbit inclination i 0.70697115°
Perihelion distance q 0.64677520 AU
96,756,193 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.17141474 AU
175,241,151 km
Semi-major axis a 0.90909497 AU
135,998,672 km
Orbital period period 0.8668 years
316.6010 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2023-Jun-01 09:02:04
2,460,096.8764 JD
Next perihelion transit 2024-Apr-12 23:27
2,460,413.4775 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 225.15491733081°
Longitude of the ascending node node 51.691550385063°
Mean anomaly M 250.41248926837°
Mean motion n 1.13707783°/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
View Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VL64 in the 3D Solar System Simulator

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
2023 Nov 22 10h 56m 44s +07° 33’ 57” 30.39 Leo
2023 Nov 23 10h 59m 43s +07° 16’ 18” 30.38 Leo
2023 Nov 24 11h 02m 41s +06° 58’ 32” 30.36 Leo
2023 Nov 25 11h 05m 42s +06° 40’ 33” 30.35 Leo
2023 Nov 26 11h 08m 41s +06° 22’ 27” 30.33 Leo
2023 Nov 27 11h 11m 44s +06° 04’ 10” 30.32 Leo
2023 Nov 28 11h 14m 45s +05° 45’ 43” 30.31 Leo
2023 Nov 29 11h 17m 48s +05° 27’ 06” 30.29 Leo
2023 Nov 30 11h 20m 53s +05° 08’ 20” 30.28 Leo
2023 Dec 01 11h 23m 58s +04° 49’ 23” 30.26 Leo
2023 Dec 02 11h 27m 05s +04° 30’ 15” 30.24 Leo
2023 Dec 03 11h 30m 12s +04° 10’ 57” 30.23 Leo
2023 Dec 04 11h 33m 20s +03° 51’ 29” 30.21 Leo
2023 Dec 05 11h 36m 30s +03° 31’ 50” 30.20 Leo