Asteroid (NEO) 2016 BQ
Asteroid (NEO) 2016 BQ 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) 2016 BQ Impact Earth?.
Asteroid (NEO) 2016 BQ is currently in the constellation of Gemini. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 BQ is 07h 10m 06s and the Declination is +16° 52’ 28” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 BQ is 28.01 (JPL).
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Asteroid (NEO) 2016 BQ Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2016 BQ 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.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2016 BQ Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 BQ from Earth is currently 56,822,154 kilometers, equivalent to 0.379833 Astronomical Units. Light takes 3 minutes and 9.5383 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2016 BQ and arrive to us.
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.
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
During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 BQ to Earth happens on Sat Aug 14 2021 at a distance of 0.011216 Astronomical Units, or 1,677,856 kilometers:
Asteroid (NEO) 2016 BQ brightness
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.
Asteroid (NEO) 2016 BQ rise and set times
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
|Perihelion distance||q||0.87020833 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2020-May-16 15:23:11
|Next perihelion transit||2021-May-23 02:13
|Argument of perihelion||peri||277.26808900318°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||307.19339057845°|
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!
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.
|2021 May 01||06h 46m 42s||+18° 07’ 05”||28.01||Gemini|
|2021 May 02||06h 49m 41s||+17° 58’ 27”||28.01||Gemini|
|2021 May 03||06h 52m 41s||+17° 49’ 37”||28.01||Gemini|
|2021 May 04||06h 55m 39s||+17° 40’ 36”||28.01||Gemini|
|2021 May 05||06h 58m 35s||+17° 31’ 23”||28.01||Gemini|
|2021 May 06||07h 01m 31s||+17° 21’ 56”||28.01||Gemini|
|2021 May 07||07h 04m 26s||+17° 12’ 20”||28.01||Gemini|
|2021 May 08||07h 07m 18s||+17° 02’ 34”||28.01||Gemini|
|2021 May 09||07h 10m 10s||+16° 52’ 36”||28.01||Gemini|
|2021 May 10||07h 13m 03s||+16° 42’ 28”||28.01||Gemini|
|2021 May 11||07h 15m 52s||+16° 32’ 09”||28.01||Gemini|
|2021 May 12||07h 18m 41s||+16° 21’ 42”||28.01||Gemini|
|2021 May 13||07h 21m 29s||+16° 11’ 05”||28.01||Gemini|
|2021 May 14||07h 24m 15s||+16° 00’ 20”||28.01||Gemini|