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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 Sagittarius. The current Right Ascension is 19h 00m 56s and the Declination is -22° 46’ 21”.

19h 00m 56s
-22° 46’ 21”

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

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VO142 in Sagittarius on December, 14 2019
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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 309,277,591 kilometers, equivalent to 2.067393 Astronomical Units. Light takes 17 minutes and 11.6390 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VO142 and arrive to us.

17 minutes and 11.6390 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 31.91.


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: 112.8°
Max altitude: 15.7°
Azimuth: 247.2°
Asteroid (NEO) 2015 VO142 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 VO142 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 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
2019 Dec 07 18h 32m 22s -23° 17’ 20” 31.93 Sagittarius
2019 Dec 08 18h 36m 01s -23° 14’ 29” 31.93 Sagittarius
2019 Dec 09 18h 39m 38s -23° 11’ 18” 31.93 Sagittarius
2019 Dec 10 18h 43m 15s -23° 07’ 50” 31.92 Sagittarius
2019 Dec 11 18h 46m 54s -23° 04’ 01” 31.92 Sagittarius
2019 Dec 12 18h 50m 30s -22° 59’ 56” 31.92 Sagittarius
2019 Dec 13 18h 54m 07s -22° 55’ 31” 31.91 Sagittarius
2019 Dec 14 18h 57m 44s -22° 50’ 48” 31.91 Sagittarius
2019 Dec 15 19h 01m 21s -22° 45’ 47” 31.91 Sagittarius
2019 Dec 16 19h 04m 56s -22° 40’ 27” 31.91 Sagittarius
2019 Dec 17 19h 08m 32s -22° 34’ 50” 31.90 Sagittarius
2019 Dec 18 19h 12m 09s -22° 28’ 54” 31.90 Sagittarius
2019 Dec 19 19h 15m 43s -22° 22’ 41” 31.89 Sagittarius
2019 Dec 20 19h 19m 18s -22° 16’ 09” 31.89 Sagittarius