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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:59  
clear_day Transit: 12:48  
SunsetSet: 18:36 south
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Asteroid (NEO) 2016 EP84

Altitude: 42.4°   Azimuth: 240.2°   Direction: West-South-West

Asteroid (NEO) 2016 EP84 is currently in the constellation of Cancer. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 EP84 is 09h 00m 12s and the Declination is +17° 22’ 33” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 EP84 is 29.78 (JPL).

09h 00m 12s
+17° 22’ 33”

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

Azimuth: 72.5°
Max altitude: 55.9°
Azimuth: 287.3°
  • 2016 EP84 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
  • Right now it is placed in the West-South-West direction at an altitude of 42° above the horizon.
  • 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.

Finder chart of 2016 EP84 in Cancer on October,01 2023
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2016 EP84 in Cancer on October, 01 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Finder chart of 2016 EP84
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2016 EP84 in Cancer on October, 01 2023
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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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 177,352,569 kilometers, equivalent to 1.185529 Astronomical Units. Light takes 9 minutes and 51.5845 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2016 EP84 and arrive to us.

9 minutes and 51.5845 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 and Light Curve

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 24 February 2023 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.17328698
Orbit inclination i 0.81902836°
Perihelion distance q 0.98410063 AU
147,219,360 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.39665452 AU
208,936,542 km
Semi-major axis a 1.19037758 AU
178,077,951 km
Orbital period period 1.2988 years
474.3791 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2022-Jul-25 04:43:02
2,459,785.6966 JD
Next perihelion transit 2023-Nov-11 13:48
2,460,260.0756 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 195.5123325744°
Longitude of the ascending node node 287.44186138715°
Mean anomaly M 163.01148493634°
Mean motion n 0.75888675°/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 Sep 24 08h 28m 18s +19° 30’ 28” 29.81 Cancer
2023 Sep 25 08h 32m 36s +19° 14’ 35” 29.81 Cancer
2023 Sep 26 08h 36m 55s +18° 58’ 18” 29.80 Cancer
2023 Sep 27 08h 41m 12s +18° 41’ 38” 29.80 Cancer
2023 Sep 28 08h 45m 29s +18° 24’ 34” 29.79 Cancer
2023 Sep 29 08h 49m 45s +18° 07’ 09” 29.79 Cancer
2023 Sep 30 08h 54m 00s +17° 49’ 21” 29.79 Cancer
2023 Oct 01 08h 58m 14s +17° 31’ 10” 29.78 Cancer
2023 Oct 02 09h 02m 29s +17° 12’ 39” 29.78 Cancer
2023 Oct 03 09h 06m 42s +16° 53’ 48” 29.77 Cancer
2023 Oct 04 09h 10m 55s +16° 34’ 35” 29.77 Cancer
2023 Oct 05 09h 15m 08s +16° 15’ 02” 29.76 Cancer
2023 Oct 06 09h 19m 19s +15° 55’ 09” 29.76 Cancer
2023 Oct 07 09h 23m 30s +15° 34’ 59” 29.76 Leo