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Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VL64

Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VL64 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) 2015 VL64 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VL64 is currently in the constellation of Gemini. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VL64 is 07h 54m 21s and the Declination is +20° 19’ 34” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VL64 is 29.27 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VL64 [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 54m 21s
+20° 19’ 34”

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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.

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VL64 in Gemini on October, 01 2022
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VL64 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) 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 63,849,147 kilometers, equivalent to 0.426805 Astronomical Units. Light takes 3 minutes and 32.9778 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VL64 and arrive to us.

3 minutes and 32.9778 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

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

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VL64 is 29.27.


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: 69.7°
Max altitude: 58.9°
Azimuth: 290.3°

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 20 January 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.28853927
Orbit inclination i 0.70715581°
Perihelion distance q 0.64679912 AU
96,759,771 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.17142948 AU
175,243,356 km
Semi-major axis a 0.90911430 AU
136,001,564 km
Orbital period period 0.8668 years
316.6111 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2021-Sep-06 05:04:48
2,459,463.7117 JD
Next perihelion transit 2022-Jul-19 19:44
2,459,780.3228 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 225.17589608542°
Longitude of the ascending node node 51.711643518415°
Mean anomaly M 155.53401612374°
Mean motion n 1.13704157°/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
2022 Sep 24 07h 45m 23s +20° 32’ 07” 29.37 Gemini
2022 Sep 25 07h 46m 26s +20° 30’ 55” 29.36 Gemini
2022 Sep 26 07h 47m 31s +20° 29’ 35” 29.35 Gemini
2022 Sep 27 07h 48m 39s +20° 28’ 09” 29.33 Gemini
2022 Sep 28 07h 49m 50s +20° 26’ 35” 29.32 Gemini
2022 Sep 29 07h 51m 01s +20° 24’ 55” 29.31 Gemini
2022 Sep 30 07h 52m 14s +20° 23’ 08” 29.29 Gemini
2022 Oct 01 07h 53m 27s +20° 21’ 16” 29.28 Gemini
2022 Oct 02 07h 54m 42s +20° 19’ 18” 29.27 Gemini
2022 Oct 03 07h 55m 59s +20° 17’ 16” 29.26 Gemini
2022 Oct 04 07h 57m 16s +20° 15’ 07” 29.25 Gemini
2022 Oct 05 07h 58m 36s +20° 12’ 55” 29.23 Gemini
2022 Oct 06 07h 59m 54s +20° 10’ 37” 29.22 Gemini
2022 Oct 07 08h 01m 14s +20° 08’ 16” 29.21 Cancer