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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 Capricornus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VL64 is 21h 52m 03s and the Declination is -13° 14’ 15” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VL64 is 29.05 (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]:

21h 52m 03s
-13° 14’ 15”
Capricornus
29.05

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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 Capricornus on November, 28 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VL64 in Capricornus on November, 28 2021
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 61,917,044 kilometers, equivalent to 0.413890 Astronomical Units. Light takes 3 minutes and 26.5330 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VL64 and arrive to us.

61,917,044
0.413890
3 minutes and 26.5330 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
1,000,968
0.006691

Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VL64 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VL64 is 29.05.

29.05

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: 103.1°
Max altitude: 25.5°
Azimuth: 257.1°

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 16 December 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459200.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.28847172
Orbit inclination i 0.71347356°
Perihelion distance q 0.64663432 AU
96,735,118 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.17095842 AU
175,172,887 km
Semi-major axis a 0.90879637 AU
135,954,003 km
Orbital period period 0.8700 years
316.4450 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Oct-24 19:37:08
2,459,147.3175 JD
Next perihelion transit 2021-Sep-06 06:18
2,459,463.7625 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 225.41196536178°
Longitude of the ascending node node 51.577195979727°
Mean anomaly M 60.502498467958°
Mean motion n 1.13763828°/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
2021 Nov 21 21h 04m 55s -17° 11’ 52” 29.07 Capricornus
2021 Nov 22 21h 11m 40s -16° 40’ 40” 29.06 Capricornus
2021 Nov 23 21h 18m 20s -16° 08’ 57” 29.06 Capricornus
2021 Nov 24 21h 24m 52s -15° 36’ 47” 29.05 Capricornus
2021 Nov 25 21h 31m 19s -15° 04’ 17” 29.05 Capricornus
2021 Nov 26 21h 37m 40s -14° 31’ 27” 29.05 Capricornus
2021 Nov 27 21h 43m 54s -13° 58’ 24” 29.05 Capricornus
2021 Nov 28 21h 50m 02s -13° 25’ 10” 29.05 Capricornus
2021 Nov 29 21h 56m 03s -12° 51’ 51” 29.05 Capricornus
2021 Nov 30 22h 01m 58s -12° 18’ 26” 29.05 Aquarius
2021 Dec 01 22h 07m 45s -11° 45’ 02” 29.06 Aquarius
2021 Dec 02 22h 13m 27s -11° 11’ 40” 29.06 Aquarius
2021 Dec 03 22h 19m 05s -10° 38’ 24” 29.07 Aquarius
2021 Dec 04 22h 24m 34s -10° 05’ 13” 29.08 Aquarius