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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:03  ☀️ Transit: 12:06  🌅 Sunset: 18:09

Asteroid (NEO) 2016 EP84

Asteroid (NEO) 2016 EP84 is currently in the constellation of Capricornus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 EP84 is 21h 54m 29s and the Declination is -12° 33’ 34” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 EP84 is 30.85 (JPL).

21h 54m 29s
-12° 33’ 34”

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

Azimuth: 102.7°
Max altitude: 25.9°
Azimuth: 257.4°
  • 2016 EP84 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • Given its current magnitude, 2016 EP84 is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2016 EP84 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2016 EP84 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 EP84 in Capricornus on March, 20 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2016 EP84 in Capricornus on March, 20 2023
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 EP84?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2016 EP84 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2016 EP84 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 EP84 from Earth is currently 317,545,499 kilometers, equivalent to 2.122661 Astronomical Units. Light takes 17 minutes and 39.2178 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2016 EP84 and arrive to us.

17 minutes and 39.2178 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.

Chart of the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 EP84 from Earth in Astronomical Units (au)

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

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 EP84 to Earth happens on Wed Jan 3 2029 at a distance of 0.012776 Astronomical Units, or 1,911,279 kilometers:

Wed Jan 3 2029

Asteroid (NEO) 2016 EP84 Brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 EP84 is 30.85.


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.

Chart of the magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 EP84 as a function of time

Asteroid (NEO) 2016 EP84 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 EP84 at epoch 20 January 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.17327217
Orbit inclination i 0.81906824°
Perihelion distance q 0.98419127 AU
147,232,919 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.39674049 AU
208,949,403 km
Semi-major axis a 1.19046588 AU
178,091,161 km
Orbital period period 1.2989 years
474.4319 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2022-Jul-25 04:19:18
2,459,785.6801 JD
Next perihelion transit 2023-Nov-11 14:41
2,460,260.1119 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 195.48253130145°
Longitude of the ascending node node 287.46473763343°
Mean anomaly M 219.48492743943°
Mean motion n 0.75880231°/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
2023 Mar 13 21h 33m 05s -14° 25’ 03” 30.83 Capricornus
2023 Mar 14 21h 35m 54s -14° 10’ 49” 30.84 Capricornus
2023 Mar 15 21h 38m 44s -13° 56’ 27” 30.84 Capricornus
2023 Mar 16 21h 41m 34s -13° 41’ 58” 30.84 Capricornus
2023 Mar 17 21h 44m 21s -13° 27’ 23” 30.84 Capricornus
2023 Mar 18 21h 47m 11s -13° 12’ 39” 30.84 Capricornus
2023 Mar 19 21h 49m 59s -12° 57’ 51” 30.85 Capricornus
2023 Mar 20 21h 52m 45s -12° 42’ 53” 30.85 Capricornus
2023 Mar 21 21h 55m 32s -12° 27’ 51” 30.85 Capricornus
2023 Mar 22 21h 58m 19s -12° 12’ 41” 30.85 Capricornus
2023 Mar 23 22h 01m 06s -11° 57’ 24” 30.85 Aquarius
2023 Mar 24 22h 03m 52s -11° 42’ 02” 30.85 Aquarius
2023 Mar 25 22h 06m 38s -11° 26’ 35” 30.85 Aquarius
2023 Mar 26 22h 09m 24s -11° 10’ 59” 30.85 Aquarius