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Asteroid (NEO) 2016 EP84

Asteroid (NEO) 2016 EP84 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 EP84 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2016 EP84 is currently in the constellation of Sagittarius. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 EP84 is 18h 40m 14s and the Declination is -22° 58’ 47” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 EP84 is 30.84 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2016 EP84 [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]:

18h 40m 14s
-22° 58’ 47”

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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 Sagittarius on November, 28 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2016 EP84 in Sagittarius on November, 28 2021
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 316,036,011 kilometers, equivalent to 2.112570 Astronomical Units. Light takes 17 minutes and 34.1827 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2016 EP84 and arrive to us.

17 minutes and 34.1827 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

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 30.84.


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: 113.0°
Max altitude: 15.6°
Azimuth: 247.0°

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 16 December 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459200.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.17334510
Orbit inclination i 0.81924071°
Perihelion distance q 0.98405849 AU
147,213,055 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.39676208 AU
208,952,634 km
Semi-major axis a 1.19041029 AU
178,082,844 km
Orbital period period 1.3000 years
474.3986 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2021-Apr-06 18:32:41
2,459,311.2727 JD
Next perihelion transit 2022-Jul-25 04:06
2,459,785.6713 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 195.48902677627°
Longitude of the ascending node node 287.47021568507°
Mean anomaly M 275.93953165113°
Mean motion n 0.75885547°/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
2021 Nov 21 18h 17m 02s -23° 16’ 44” 30.84 Sagittarius
2021 Nov 22 18h 20m 12s -23° 15’ 02” 30.84 Sagittarius
2021 Nov 23 18h 23m 22s -23° 13’ 05” 30.84 Sagittarius
2021 Nov 24 18h 26m 32s -23° 10’ 54” 30.84 Sagittarius
2021 Nov 25 18h 29m 43s -23° 08’ 29” 30.84 Sagittarius
2021 Nov 26 18h 32m 53s -23° 05’ 48” 30.84 Sagittarius
2021 Nov 27 18h 36m 02s -23° 02’ 56” 30.84 Sagittarius
2021 Nov 28 18h 39m 12s -22° 59’ 48” 30.84 Sagittarius
2021 Nov 29 18h 42m 21s -22° 56’ 26” 30.84 Sagittarius
2021 Nov 30 18h 45m 30s -22° 52’ 50” 30.83 Sagittarius
2021 Dec 01 18h 48m 41s -22° 49’ 00” 30.83 Sagittarius
2021 Dec 02 18h 51m 50s -22° 44’ 57” 30.83 Sagittarius
2021 Dec 03 18h 54m 57s -22° 40’ 40” 30.83 Sagittarius
2021 Dec 04 18h 58m 06s -22° 36’ 07” 30.83 Sagittarius