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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 00h 44m 40s and the Declination is +13° 23’ 28”.

00h 44m 40s
+13° 23’ 28”

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 December, 14 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 45,150,961 kilometers, equivalent to 0.301816 Astronomical Units. Light takes 2 minutes and 30.6074 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2016 BQ and arrive to us.

45,150,961
0.301816
2 minutes and 30.6074 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
1,682,735
0.011248

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 26.42.

26.42

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: 76.6°
Max altitude: 51.9°
Azimuth: 283.4°
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 Dec 07 00h 35m 07s +13° 51’ 37” 26.12 Pisces
2019 Dec 08 00h 36m 10s +13° 46’ 28” 26.16 Pisces
2019 Dec 09 00h 37m 14s +13° 41’ 49” 26.20 Pisces
2019 Dec 10 00h 38m 24s +13° 37’ 40” 26.24 Pisces
2019 Dec 11 00h 39m 34s +13° 33’ 56” 26.27 Pisces
2019 Dec 12 00h 40m 49s +13° 30’ 39” 26.31 Pisces
2019 Dec 13 00h 42m 06s +13° 27’ 48” 26.35 Pisces
2019 Dec 14 00h 43m 24s +13° 25’ 23” 26.39 Pisces
2019 Dec 15 00h 44m 45s +13° 23’ 20” 26.42 Pisces
2019 Dec 16 00h 46m 09s +13° 21’ 41” 26.46 Pisces
2019 Dec 17 00h 47m 36s +13° 20’ 23” 26.49 Pisces
2019 Dec 18 00h 49m 05s +13° 19’ 28” 26.53 Pisces
2019 Dec 19 00h 50m 35s +13° 18’ 55” 26.56 Pisces
2019 Dec 20 00h 52m 08s +13° 18’ 41” 26.59 Pisces