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Asteroid (NEO) 2016 DV1

Asteroid (NEO) 2016 DV1 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 DV1 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2016 DV1 is currently in the constellation of Cancer. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 DV1 is 08h 50m 26s and the Declination is +14° 30’ 49” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 DV1 is 29.15 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2016 DV1 [tip: you can also create a Quick Access page for this data if you access it frequently and would like to have a simpler view]:

08h 50m 26s
+14° 30’ 49”
  • 2016 DV1 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the West-South-West direction at an altitude of 35° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2016 DV1 is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 2016 DV1 rise and set times.
  • Go to interactive sky chart

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Asteroid (NEO) 2016 DV1 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2016 DV1 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.

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2016 DV1 in Cancer on October, 27 2020
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2016 DV1 in Cancer on October, 27 2020
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
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 from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 DV1 from Earth is currently 296,551,547 kilometers, equivalent to 1.982325 Astronomical Units. Light takes 16 minutes and 29.1895 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2016 DV1 and arrive to us.

16 minutes and 29.1895 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

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 DV1 to Earth happens on Tue Mar 2 2021 at a distance of 0.009903 Astronomical Units, or 1,481,414 kilometers:

Tue Mar 2 2021

Asteroid (NEO) 2016 DV1 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 DV1 is 29.15.


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: 75.5°
Max altitude: 53.1°
Azimuth: 284.5°

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 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.63019977
Orbit inclination i 3.37434303°
Perihelion distance q 0.68099027 AU
101,874,694 km
Aphelion distance Q 3.00202670 AU
449,096,803 km
Semi-major axis a 1.84150848 AU
275,485,749 km
Orbital period period 2.5000 years
912.7651 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2021-Apr-18 05:48:45
2,459,322.7422 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 80.060400865556°
Longitude of the ascending node node 161.69483964716°
Mean anomaly M 232.90575075086°
Mean motion n 0.39440598°/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
View Asteroid (NEO) 2016 DV1 in the 3D Solar System Simulator

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 Oct 20 08h 39m 42s +15° 18’ 30” 29.32 Cancer
2020 Oct 21 08h 41m 11s +15° 12’ 12” 29.29 Cancer
2020 Oct 22 08h 42m 38s +15° 05’ 53” 29.27 Cancer
2020 Oct 23 08h 44m 04s +14° 59’ 30” 29.25 Cancer
2020 Oct 24 08h 45m 32s +14° 53’ 03” 29.23 Cancer
2020 Oct 25 08h 46m 59s +14° 46’ 36” 29.20 Cancer
2020 Oct 26 08h 48m 24s +14° 40’ 05” 29.18 Cancer
2020 Oct 27 08h 49m 50s +14° 33’ 33” 29.16 Cancer
2020 Oct 28 08h 51m 16s +14° 26’ 58” 29.13 Cancer
2020 Oct 29 08h 52m 42s +14° 20’ 21” 29.11 Cancer
2020 Oct 30 08h 54m 07s +14° 13’ 42” 29.08 Cancer
2020 Oct 31 08h 55m 32s +14° 07’ 01” 29.06 Cancer
2020 Nov 01 08h 56m 57s +14° 00’ 18” 29.03 Cancer
2020 Nov 02 08h 58m 22s +13° 53’ 31” 29.00 Cancer