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Asteroid (NEO) 2016 DV1

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Asteroid (NEO) 2016 DV1 Position

Asteroid (NEO) 2016 DV1 is currently in the constellation of Aries. The current Right Ascension is 02h 49m 17s and the Declination is +12° 21’ 44”.

02h 49m 17s
+12° 21’ 44”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid (NEO) 2016 DV1 is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see full screen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2016 DV1 in Aries on January, 24 2020
Field of view: 60x30 degrees
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Also check out Where is Asteroid (NEO) 2016 DV1?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2016 DV1 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2016 DV1 Distance

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 DV1 from Earth is currently 400,067,367 kilometers, equivalent to 2.674285 Astronomical Units. Light takes 22 minutes and 14.4811 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2016 DV1 and arrive to us.

22 minutes and 14.4811 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 DV1 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 DV1 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 DV1 to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 DV1 to Earth happens on Thu Mar 3 2016 at a distance of 0.00349668 Astronomical Units, or 523,096 kilometers:

Thu Mar 3 2016

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

Asteroid (NEO) 2016 DV1 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 DV1 is 30.29.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 DV1, 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 DV1 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2016 DV1 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 DV1 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 77.6°
Max altitude: 50.9°
Azimuth: 282.3°
Asteroid (NEO) 2016 DV1 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 DV1 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 DV1 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 DV1 at epoch 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.63038229
Orbit inclination i 3.37470471°
Perihelion distance q 0.68055317 AU
101,809,306 km
Aphelion distance Q 3.00191737 AU
449,080,448 km
Semi-major axis a 1.84123527 AU
275,444,877 km
Orbital period period 2.5000 years
912.5619 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2018-Oct-18 11:31:38
2,458,409.9803 JD
Next perihelion transit 2021-Apr-18 01:00
2,459,322.5423 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 80.027219100903°
Longitude of the ascending node node 161.71508766241°
Mean anomaly M 75.158832065728°
Mean motion n 0.39449377°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 DV1 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 DV1 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 DV1 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 DV1
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Asteroid (NEO) 2016 DV1 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 DV1 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 DV1 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Jan 17 02h 48m 29s +12° 08’ 03” 30.17 Aries
2020 Jan 18 02h 48m 30s +12° 09’ 29” 30.19 Aries
2020 Jan 19 02h 48m 33s +12° 11’ 03” 30.20 Aries
2020 Jan 20 02h 48m 38s +12° 12’ 41” 30.22 Aries
2020 Jan 21 02h 48m 43s +12° 14’ 26” 30.23 Aries
2020 Jan 22 02h 48m 51s +12° 16’ 15” 30.25 Aries
2020 Jan 23 02h 49m 00s +12° 18’ 11” 30.26 Aries
2020 Jan 24 02h 49m 09s +12° 20’ 13” 30.28 Aries
2020 Jan 25 02h 49m 20s +12° 22’ 21” 30.29 Aries
2020 Jan 26 02h 49m 33s +12° 24’ 33” 30.30 Aries
2020 Jan 27 02h 49m 48s +12° 26’ 50” 30.32 Aries
2020 Jan 28 02h 50m 03s +12° 29’ 13” 30.33 Aries
2020 Jan 29 02h 50m 20s +12° 31’ 41” 30.34 Aries
2020 Jan 30 02h 50m 38s +12° 34’ 14” 30.36 Aries