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Asteroid (NEO) 2016 BQ Position

Asteroid (NEO) 2016 BQ is currently in the constellation of Aries. The current Right Ascension is 01h 52m 44s and the Declination is +15° 07’ 08”.

01h 52m 44s
+15° 07’ 08”

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 Aries on January, 19 2020
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 61,085,449 kilometers, equivalent to 0.408331 Astronomical Units. Light takes 3 minutes and 23.7591 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2016 BQ and arrive to us.

3 minutes and 23.7591 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 27.33.


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: 74.9°
Max altitude: 53.7°
Azimuth: 285.1°
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, 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 Jan 12 01h 35m 53s +14° 26’ 11” 27.19 Pisces
2020 Jan 13 01h 38m 06s +14° 31’ 21” 27.21 Pisces
2020 Jan 14 01h 40m 18s +14° 36’ 35” 27.23 Pisces
2020 Jan 15 01h 42m 32s +14° 41’ 58” 27.25 Pisces
2020 Jan 16 01h 44m 45s +14° 47’ 26” 27.27 Pisces
2020 Jan 17 01h 47m 02s +14° 52’ 59” 27.29 Aries
2020 Jan 18 01h 49m 18s +14° 58’ 38” 27.30 Aries
2020 Jan 19 01h 51m 37s +15° 04’ 22” 27.32 Aries
2020 Jan 20 01h 53m 57s +15° 10’ 10” 27.34 Aries
2020 Jan 21 01h 56m 17s +15° 16’ 03” 27.35 Aries
2020 Jan 22 01h 58m 37s +15° 21’ 59” 27.37 Aries
2020 Jan 23 02h 01m 00s +15° 27’ 59” 27.39 Aries
2020 Jan 24 02h 03m 24s +15° 34’ 01” 27.40 Aries
2020 Jan 25 02h 05m 48s +15° 40’ 06” 27.42 Aries