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Asteroid 2016 HO3

Asteroid 2016 HO3 is currently in the constellation of Coma. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 2016 HO3 is 12h 15m 22s and the Declination is +13° 51’ 35” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid 2016 HO3 is 23.84 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid 2016 HO3 [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]:

12h 15m 22s
+13° 51’ 35”
  • 2016 HO3 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the East-South-East direction at an altitude of 29° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2016 HO3 is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 2016 HO3 rise and set times.
  • Go to interactive sky chart

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Asteroid 2016 HO3 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid 2016 HO3 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 2016 HO3 in Coma on December, 08 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid 2016 HO3 in Coma on December, 08 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]

Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Asteroid 2016 HO3 is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.

2016 HO3
RA: 12h 15m 22s
Dec: +13° 51’ 35”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 2016 HO3
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Also check out Where is Asteroid 2016 HO3?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid 2016 HO3 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid 2016 HO3 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid 2016 HO3 from Earth is currently 28,336,419 kilometers, equivalent to 0.189417 Astronomical Units. Light takes 1 minutes and 34.5201 seconds to travel from Asteroid 2016 HO3 and arrive to us.

1 minutes and 34.5201 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 2016 HO3 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 2016 HO3 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. The value of the distance of 2016 HO3 from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Asteroid 2016 HO3 to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100, the closest approach of Asteroid 2016 HO3 to Earth happens on Sat Nov 9 2030 at a distance of 0.107288 Astronomical Units, or 16,050,030 kilometers:

Sat Nov 9 2030

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

Asteroid 2016 HO3 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid 2016 HO3 is 23.84.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 2016 HO3, 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 2016 HO3 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid 2016 HO3 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 2016 HO3 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 75.8°
Max altitude: 52.5°
Azimuth: 284.1°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid 2016 HO3 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 2016 HO3 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 2016 HO3 at epoch 20 January 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.10298438
Orbit inclination i 7.78892864°
Perihelion distance q 0.89803584 AU
134,344,249 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.10423885 AU
165,191,781 km
Semi-major axis a 1.00113734 AU
149,768,015 km
Orbital period period 1.0017 years
365.8802 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2021-Oct-04 01:51:02
2,459,491.5771 JD
Next perihelion transit 2022-Oct-04 22:58
2,459,857.4573 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 305.66467200909°
Longitude of the ascending node node 66.014295968246°
Mean anomaly M 107.1723386056°
Mean motion n 0.98392859°/day

Visualization of Asteroid 2016 HO3 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 2016 HO3 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 2016 HO3 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 2016 HO3
View Asteroid 2016 HO3 in the 3D Solar System Simulator

Asteroid 2016 HO3 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 2016 HO3 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 2016 HO3 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2021 Dec 01 11h 55m 26s +10° 43’ 14” 23.92 Leo
2021 Dec 02 11h 58m 12s +11° 11’ 39” 23.91 Leo
2021 Dec 03 12h 01m 00s +11° 39’ 27” 23.90 Virgo
2021 Dec 04 12h 03m 47s +12° 06’ 33” 23.89 Virgo
2021 Dec 05 12h 06m 34s +12° 33’ 02” 23.87 Virgo
2021 Dec 06 12h 09m 23s +12° 58’ 56” 23.86 Virgo
2021 Dec 07 12h 12m 11s +13° 24’ 15” 23.85 Coma
2021 Dec 08 12h 15m 00s +13° 49’ 01” 23.84 Coma
2021 Dec 09 12h 17m 48s +14° 13’ 15” 23.83 Coma
2021 Dec 10 12h 20m 35s +14° 37’ 00” 23.82 Coma
2021 Dec 11 12h 23m 24s +15° 00’ 14” 23.81 Coma
2021 Dec 12 12h 26m 12s +15° 22’ 59” 23.80 Coma
2021 Dec 13 12h 28m 59s +15° 45’ 19” 23.79 Coma
2021 Dec 14 12h 31m 46s +16° 07’ 13” 23.78 Coma