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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 Libra. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VL64 is 15h 26m 01s and the Declination is -18° 58’ 04” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VL64 is 29.66 (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]:

15h 26m 01s
-18° 58’ 04”
Libra
29.66

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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 Libra on October, 22 2020
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VL64 in Libra on October, 22 2020
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 210,908,007 kilometers, equivalent to 1.409833 Astronomical Units. Light takes 11 minutes and 43.5134 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VL64 and arrive to us.

210,908,007
1.409833
11 minutes and 43.5134 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 0.006311 Astronomical Units, or 944,158 kilometers:

Thu Nov 2 2028
944,158
0.006311

Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VL64 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VL64 is 29.66.

29.66

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: 108.7°
Max altitude: 19.7°
Azimuth: 251.1°

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 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.28841283
Orbit inclination i 0.71332601°
Perihelion distance q 0.64670607 AU
96,745,851 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.17093792 AU
175,169,819 km
Semi-major axis a 0.90882199 AU
135,957,835 km
Orbital period period 0.8700 years
316.4584 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Oct-24 19:39:22
2,459,147.3190 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 225.40986322779°
Longitude of the ascending node node 51.576814377162°
Mean anomaly M 192.98013034978°
Mean motion n 1.13759017°/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 Oct 15 14h 41m 39s -15° 50’ 11” 29.63 Libra
2020 Oct 16 14h 47m 03s -16° 15’ 20” 29.63 Libra
2020 Oct 17 14h 52m 31s -16° 40’ 05” 29.63 Libra
2020 Oct 18 14h 58m 00s -17° 04’ 23” 29.63 Libra
2020 Oct 19 15h 03m 32s -17° 28’ 14” 29.64 Libra
2020 Oct 20 15h 09m 06s -17° 51’ 34” 29.64 Libra
2020 Oct 21 15h 14m 44s -18° 14’ 25” 29.65 Libra
2020 Oct 22 15h 20m 25s -18° 36’ 42” 29.65 Libra
2020 Oct 23 15h 26m 08s -18° 58’ 23” 29.66 Libra
2020 Oct 24 15h 31m 53s -19° 19’ 31” 29.66 Libra
2020 Oct 25 15h 37m 41s -19° 40’ 00” 29.67 Libra
2020 Oct 26 15h 43m 31s -19° 59’ 49” 29.68 Libra
2020 Oct 27 15h 49m 23s -20° 19’ 00” 29.68 Libra
2020 Oct 28 15h 55m 18s -20° 37’ 27” 29.69 Scorpius