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Asteroid (NEO) 2016 BQ Position

Asteroid (NEO) 2016 BQ is currently in the constellation of Taurus. The current Right Ascension is 05h 05m 46s and the Declination is +19° 26’ 58”.

05h 05m 46s
+19° 26’ 58”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid (NEO) 2016 BQ is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see full screen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2016 BQ in Taurus on March, 29 2020
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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Asteroid (NEO) 2016 BQ Distance

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 BQ from Earth is currently 61,442,842 kilometers, equivalent to 0.410720 Astronomical Units. Light takes 3 minutes and 24.9513 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2016 BQ and arrive to us.

3 minutes and 24.9513 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 BQ 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) 2016 BQ 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) 2016 BQ to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 BQ to Earth happens on Sun Aug 15 2021 at a distance of 0.01124839 Astronomical Units, or 1,682,735 kilometers:

Sun Aug 15 2021

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

Asteroid (NEO) 2016 BQ brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 BQ is 27.79.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 BQ, 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) 2016 BQ between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2016 BQ 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) 2016 BQ rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 70.5°
Max altitude: 58.0°
Azimuth: 289.5°
Asteroid (NEO) 2016 BQ 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) 2016 BQ 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) 2016 BQ Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 BQ at epoch 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.13945899
Orbit inclination i 2.44155949°
Perihelion distance q 0.87035467 AU
130,203,205 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.15245345 AU
172,404,582 km
Semi-major axis a 1.01140406 AU
151,303,894 km
Orbital period period 1.0200 years
371.5228 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2019-May-11 10:41:58
2,458,614.9458 JD
Next perihelion transit 2020-May-16 23:14
2,458,986.4686 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 277.36285581426°
Longitude of the ascending node node 307.31190515141°
Mean anomaly M 346.00222109845°
Mean motion n 0.96898496°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 BQ Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 BQ with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 BQ 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) 2016 BQ
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Asteroid (NEO) 2016 BQ 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 BQ computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid (NEO) 2016 BQ in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Mar 22 04h 42m 46s +19° 37’ 00” 27.79 Taurus
2020 Mar 23 04h 45m 39s +19° 36’ 32” 27.79 Taurus
2020 Mar 24 04h 48m 34s +19° 35’ 49” 27.79 Taurus
2020 Mar 25 04h 51m 29s +19° 34’ 54” 27.79 Taurus
2020 Mar 26 04h 54m 24s +19° 33’ 46” 27.79 Taurus
2020 Mar 27 04h 57m 18s +19° 32’ 22” 27.79 Taurus
2020 Mar 28 05h 00m 11s +19° 30’ 46” 27.79 Taurus
2020 Mar 29 05h 03m 05s +19° 28’ 54” 27.79 Taurus
2020 Mar 30 05h 05m 57s +19° 26’ 49” 27.79 Taurus
2020 Mar 31 05h 08m 49s +19° 24’ 29” 27.79 Taurus
2020 Apr 01 05h 11m 42s +19° 21’ 56” 27.79 Taurus
2020 Apr 02 05h 14m 32s +19° 19’ 09” 27.79 Taurus
2020 Apr 03 05h 17m 24s +19° 16’ 05” 27.80 Taurus
2020 Apr 04 05h 20m 13s +19° 12’ 48” 27.80 Taurus