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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 03h 02m 29s and the Declination is +12° 26’ 29”.

03h 02m 29s
+12° 26’ 29”

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

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2016 DV1 in Aries 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 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 319,529,201 kilometers, equivalent to 2.135921 Astronomical Units. Light takes 17 minutes and 45.8347 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2016 DV1 and arrive to us.

17 minutes and 45.8347 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 29.52.


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: 77.5°
Max altitude: 51.0°
Azimuth: 282.5°
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, 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 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
2019 Dec 07 03h 10m 06s +12° 50’ 38” 29.33 Aries
2019 Dec 08 03h 09m 03s +12° 47’ 12” 29.35 Aries
2019 Dec 09 03h 08m 03s +12° 43’ 51” 29.38 Aries
2019 Dec 10 03h 07m 03s +12° 40’ 37” 29.40 Aries
2019 Dec 11 03h 06m 03s +12° 37’ 31” 29.43 Aries
2019 Dec 12 03h 05m 05s +12° 34’ 31” 29.45 Aries
2019 Dec 13 03h 04m 10s +12° 31’ 36” 29.47 Aries
2019 Dec 14 03h 03m 15s +12° 28’ 50” 29.50 Aries
2019 Dec 15 03h 02m 22s +12° 26’ 11” 29.52 Aries
2019 Dec 16 03h 01m 32s +12° 23’ 39” 29.54 Aries
2019 Dec 17 03h 00m 42s +12° 21’ 14” 29.57 Aries
2019 Dec 18 02h 59m 53s +12° 18’ 56” 29.59 Aries
2019 Dec 19 02h 59m 07s +12° 16’ 45” 29.61 Aries
2019 Dec 20 02h 58m 22s +12° 14’ 43” 29.63 Aries