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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 Sagittarius. The current Right Ascension is 17h 57m 14s and the Declination is -23° 39’ 03”.

17h 57m 14s
-23° 39’ 03”

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

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VL64 in Sagittarius on December, 14 2019
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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 241,174,521 kilometers, equivalent to 1.612152 Astronomical Units. Light takes 13 minutes and 24.4716 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VL64 and arrive to us.

241,174,521
1.612152
13 minutes and 24.4716 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 29.07.

29.07

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: 113.6°
Max altitude: 14.9°
Azimuth: 246.4°
Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VL64 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) 2015 VL64 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) 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
2019 Dec 07 17h 07m 18s -23° 02’ 08” 28.87 Ophiucus
2019 Dec 08 17h 13m 35s -23° 10’ 05” 28.90 Ophiucus
2019 Dec 09 17h 19m 54s -23° 17’ 08” 28.92 Ophiucus
2019 Dec 10 17h 26m 14s -23° 23’ 13” 28.95 Ophiucus
2019 Dec 11 17h 32m 35s -23° 28’ 22” 28.98 Ophiucus
2019 Dec 12 17h 38m 57s -23° 32’ 31” 29.00 Ophiucus
2019 Dec 13 17h 45m 20s -23° 35’ 44” 29.02 Sagittarius
2019 Dec 14 17h 51m 43s -23° 37’ 55” 29.05 Sagittarius
2019 Dec 15 17h 58m 08s -23° 39’ 10” 29.07 Sagittarius
2019 Dec 16 18h 04m 32s -23° 39’ 24” 29.10 Sagittarius
2019 Dec 17 18h 10m 57s -23° 38’ 38” 29.12 Sagittarius
2019 Dec 18 18h 17m 21s -23° 36’ 52” 29.15 Sagittarius
2019 Dec 19 18h 23m 44s -23° 34’ 09” 29.17 Sagittarius
2019 Dec 20 18h 30m 07s -23° 30’ 25” 29.20 Sagittarius