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Asteroid (NEO) 2016 EP84

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Asteroid (NEO) 2016 EP84 Position

Asteroid (NEO) 2016 EP84 is currently in the constellation of Sagittarius. The current Right Ascension is 18h 34m 02s and the Declination is -24° 42’ 00”.

18h 34m 02s
-24° 42’ 00”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid (NEO) 2016 EP84 is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see full screen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2016 EP84 in Sagittarius on March, 29 2020
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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Asteroid (NEO) 2016 EP84 Distance

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 EP84 from Earth is currently 89,812,286 kilometers, equivalent to 0.600358 Astronomical Units. Light takes 4 minutes and 59.5815 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2016 EP84 and arrive to us.

4 minutes and 59.5815 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 EP84 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 EP84 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 EP84 to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 EP84 to Earth happens on Wed Jan 3 2029 at a distance of 0.01274308 Astronomical Units, or 1,906,338 kilometers:

Wed Jan 3 2029

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

Asteroid (NEO) 2016 EP84 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 EP84 is 28.73.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 EP84, 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 EP84 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2016 EP84 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 EP84 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 114.7°
Max altitude: 13.8°
Azimuth: 245.3°
Asteroid (NEO) 2016 EP84 is below 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 EP84 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 EP84 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 EP84 at epoch 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.17333542
Orbit inclination i 0.81926299°
Perihelion distance q 0.98415710 AU
147,227,807 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.39687417 AU
208,969,402 km
Semi-major axis a 1.19051564 AU
178,098,605 km
Orbital period period 1.3000 years
474.4616 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2019-Dec-19 08:08:08
2,458,836.8390 JD
Next perihelion transit 2021-Apr-06 19:12
2,459,311.3006 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 195.46552055482°
Longitude of the ascending node node 287.47642796954°
Mean anomaly M 180.67666916687°
Mean motion n 0.75875474°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 EP84 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 EP84 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 EP84 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 EP84
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Asteroid (NEO) 2016 EP84 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 EP84 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 EP84 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Mar 22 18h 13m 59s -24° 52’ 23” 28.80 Sagittarius
2020 Mar 23 18h 16m 38s -24° 51’ 34” 28.80 Sagittarius
2020 Mar 24 18h 19m 15s -24° 50’ 36” 28.79 Sagittarius
2020 Mar 25 18h 21m 51s -24° 49’ 29” 28.78 Sagittarius
2020 Mar 26 18h 24m 25s -24° 48’ 12” 28.77 Sagittarius
2020 Mar 27 18h 26m 57s -24° 46’ 48” 28.76 Sagittarius
2020 Mar 28 18h 29m 29s -24° 45’ 14” 28.75 Sagittarius
2020 Mar 29 18h 31m 58s -24° 43’ 32” 28.74 Sagittarius
2020 Mar 30 18h 34m 24s -24° 41’ 43” 28.73 Sagittarius
2020 Mar 31 18h 36m 50s -24° 39’ 46” 28.72 Sagittarius
2020 Apr 01 18h 39m 12s -24° 37’ 41” 28.71 Sagittarius
2020 Apr 02 18h 41m 35s -24° 35’ 30” 28.70 Sagittarius
2020 Apr 03 18h 43m 54s -24° 33’ 14” 28.69 Sagittarius
2020 Apr 04 18h 46m 11s -24° 30’ 51” 28.68 Sagittarius