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Asteroid 2016 HO3

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Asteroid 2016 HO3 Position

Asteroid 2016 HO3 is currently in the constellation of Canes Venatici. The current Right Ascension is 13h 52m 45s and the Declination is +45° 41’ 37”.

13h 52m 45s
+45° 41’ 37”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid 2016 HO3 is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see full screen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid 2016 HO3 in Canes Venatici on March, 29 2020
Field of view: 60x30 degrees
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= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
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Higher precision deep sky finder chart showing where Asteroid 2016 HO3 is right now (view fullscreen)

2016 HO3
RA: 13h 52m 45s
Dec: +45° 41’ 37”
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

The distance of Asteroid 2016 HO3 from Earth is currently 24,075,253 kilometers, equivalent to 0.160933 Astronomical Units. Light takes 1 minutes and 20.3064 seconds to travel from Asteroid 2016 HO3 and arrive to us.

1 minutes and 20.3064 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 0.10728790 Astronomical Units, or 16,050,041 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 22.29.


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

Asteroid 2016 HO3 is circumpolar and transits at 01:25 UTC (altitude: 84.2°)

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 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.10330085
Orbit inclination i 7.78529087°
Perihelion distance q 0.89781819 AU
134,311,690 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.10467771 AU
165,257,434 km
Semi-major axis a 1.00124795 AU
149,784,562 km
Orbital period period 1.0000 years
365.9408 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Oct-03 17:57:37
2,459,126.2483 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 306.18783870176°
Longitude of the ascending node node 66.155712093306°
Mean anomaly M 236.29310891108°
Mean motion n 0.98376556°/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
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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
2020 Mar 22 14h 20m 12s +44° 27’ 50” 22.40 Bootes
2020 Mar 23 14h 17m 02s +44° 42’ 01” 22.38 Bootes
2020 Mar 24 14h 13m 42s +44° 55’ 00” 22.37 Bootes
2020 Mar 25 14h 10m 15s +45° 06’ 42” 22.35 Bootes
2020 Mar 26 14h 06m 41s +45° 17’ 00” 22.34 Canes Venatici
2020 Mar 27 14h 02m 57s +45° 25’ 53” 22.32 Canes Venatici
2020 Mar 28 13h 59m 08s +45° 33’ 14” 22.31 Canes Venatici
2020 Mar 29 13h 55m 11s +45° 38’ 57” 22.30 Canes Venatici
2020 Mar 30 13h 51m 10s +45° 43’ 01” 22.29 Canes Venatici
2020 Mar 31 13h 47m 03s +45° 45’ 20” 22.28 Canes Venatici
2020 Apr 01 13h 42m 51s +45° 45’ 52” 22.27 Canes Venatici
2020 Apr 02 13h 38m 35s +45° 44’ 35” 22.26 Canes Venatici
2020 Apr 03 13h 34m 15s +45° 41’ 23” 22.25 Canes Venatici
2020 Apr 04 13h 29m 53s +45° 36’ 19” 22.24 Canes Venatici