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Asteroid (NEO) 2016 BQ Position

Asteroid (NEO) 2016 BQ is currently in the constellation of Pisces. The current Right Ascension is 01h 22m 32s and the Declination is +28° 10’ 39”.

01h 22m 32s
+28° 10’ 39”

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

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2016 BQ in Pisces on October, 21 2019
Field of view: 60x30 degrees
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Also check out Where is Asteroid (NEO) 2016 BQ?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2016 BQ in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2016 BQ Distance

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 BQ from Earth is currently 23,223,143 kilometers, equivalent to 0.155237 Astronomical Units. Light takes 1 minutes and 17.4641 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2016 BQ and arrive to us.

1 minutes and 17.4641 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 23.91.


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: 62.0°
Max altitude: 66.4°
Azimuth: 298.1°
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, 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) 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
2019 Oct 14 01h 49m 05s +30° 26’ 53” 24.02 Triangulum
2019 Oct 15 01h 45m 19s +30° 11’ 16” 23.99 Triangulum
2019 Oct 16 01h 41m 31s +29° 54’ 28” 23.97 Triangulum
2019 Oct 17 01h 37m 46s +29° 36’ 30” 23.95 Triangulum
2019 Oct 18 01h 34m 02s +29° 17’ 30” 23.93 Triangulum
2019 Oct 19 01h 30m 21s +28° 57’ 26” 23.92 Pisces
2019 Oct 20 01h 26m 43s +28° 36’ 24” 23.91 Pisces
2019 Oct 21 01h 23m 08s +28° 14’ 30” 23.91 Pisces
2019 Oct 22 01h 19m 37s +27° 51’ 45” 23.91 Pisces
2019 Oct 23 01h 16m 12s +27° 28’ 15” 23.92 Pisces
2019 Oct 24 01h 12m 51s +27° 04’ 06” 23.94 Pisces
2019 Oct 25 01h 09m 37s +26° 39’ 24” 23.97 Pisces
2019 Oct 26 01h 06m 28s +26° 14’ 12” 24.00 Pisces
2019 Oct 27 01h 03m 24s +25° 48’ 38” 24.03 Pisces