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Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VO142

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Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VO142 Position

Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VO142 is currently in the constellation of Capricornus. The current Right Ascension is 21h 23m 23s and the Declination is -15° 26’ 42”.

21h 23m 23s
-15° 26’ 42”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VO142 is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see full screen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VO142 in Capricornus on January, 24 2020
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VO142 Distance

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VO142 from Earth is currently 315,205,988 kilometers, equivalent to 2.107022 Astronomical Units. Light takes 17 minutes and 31.4140 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VO142 and arrive to us.

17 minutes and 31.4140 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VO142 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 VO142 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 VO142 to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VO142 to Earth happens on Tue Nov 24 2015 at a distance of 0.00263024 Astronomical Units, or 393,478 kilometers:

Tue Nov 24 2015

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VO142 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VO142 is 31.70.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VO142, 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 VO142 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VO142 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 VO142 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 105.5°
Max altitude: 23.0°
Azimuth: 254.6°
Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VO142 is above 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 VO142 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 VO142 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VO142 at epoch 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.12590668
Orbit inclination i 0.28438278°
Perihelion distance q 0.93939592 AU
140,531,630 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.21002200 AU
181,016,716 km
Semi-major axis a 1.07470896 AU
160,774,173 km
Orbital period period 1.1100 years
406.9441 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2019-May-16 23:04:03
2,458,620.4612 JD
Next perihelion transit 2020-Jun-26 21:43
2,459,027.4052 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 20.448902100119°
Longitude of the ascending node node 95.255795751209°
Mean anomaly M 342.34151681626°
Mean motion n 0.88464244°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VO142 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VO142 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VO142 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 VO142
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Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VO142 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VO142 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 VO142 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Jan 17 20h 57m 15s -17° 21’ 37” 31.75 Capricornus
2020 Jan 18 21h 00m 38s -17° 07’ 27” 31.75 Capricornus
2020 Jan 19 21h 04m 02s -16° 53’ 04” 31.74 Capricornus
2020 Jan 20 21h 07m 27s -16° 38’ 30” 31.73 Capricornus
2020 Jan 21 21h 10m 50s -16° 23’ 40” 31.73 Capricornus
2020 Jan 22 21h 14m 12s -16° 08’ 39” 31.72 Capricornus
2020 Jan 23 21h 17m 35s -15° 53’ 24” 31.71 Capricornus
2020 Jan 24 21h 20m 57s -15° 37’ 57” 31.71 Capricornus
2020 Jan 25 21h 24m 20s -15° 22’ 18” 31.70 Capricornus
2020 Jan 26 21h 27m 41s -15° 06’ 25” 31.69 Capricornus
2020 Jan 27 21h 31m 01s -14° 50’ 22” 31.69 Capricornus
2020 Jan 28 21h 34m 23s -14° 34’ 08” 31.68 Capricornus
2020 Jan 29 21h 37m 44s -14° 17’ 40” 31.67 Capricornus
2020 Jan 30 21h 41m 03s -14° 01’ 03” 31.67 Capricornus