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Asteroid 2016 HO3

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Asteroid 2016 HO3 Sky Charts and Coordinates

This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Asteroid 2016 HO3 is now with respect to the brightest stars and constellations.

More advanced sky charts are available on TheSkyLive for this object: 1) the Online Planetarium which is interactive and allows to select dates and additional objects to visualize; and 2) the Live Position and Data Tracker which provides the highest precision position data and features deep sky imagery from the Digitized Sky Survey.

Asteroid 2016 HO3 in Virgo on December, 10 2018
High Precision Live Sky Chart
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
12h 18m 38s
+13° 26’ 35”
24.07

Asteroid 2016 HO3 Rise and Set Times

Today's Asteroid 2016 HO3 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the Europe/London timezone.

Azimuth: 76.5°
Max altitude: 51.9°
Azimuth: 283.4°

Asteroid 2016 HO3 Orbit Diagram

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 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
2018 Dec 03 11h 56m 07s +11° 17’ 03” 24.13 Leo
2018 Dec 04 11h 59m 05s +11° 35’ 31” 24.13 Virgo
2018 Dec 05 12h 02m 03s +11° 53’ 31” 24.12 Virgo
2018 Dec 06 12h 05m 02s +12° 11’ 04” 24.11 Virgo
2018 Dec 07 12h 07m 59s +12° 28’ 13” 24.10 Virgo
2018 Dec 08 12h 10m 58s +12° 44’ 56” 24.09 Virgo
2018 Dec 09 12h 13m 55s +13° 01’ 17” 24.09 Virgo
2018 Dec 10 12h 16m 53s +13° 17’ 14” 24.08 Virgo
2018 Dec 11 12h 19m 50s +13° 32’ 52” 24.07 Coma
2018 Dec 12 12h 22m 46s +13° 48’ 10” 24.06 Coma
2018 Dec 13 12h 25m 42s +14° 03’ 07” 24.06 Coma
2018 Dec 14 12h 28m 38s +14° 17’ 48” 24.05 Coma
2018 Dec 15 12h 31m 35s +14° 32’ 12” 24.04 Coma
2018 Dec 16 12h 34m 28s +14° 46’ 18” 24.03 Coma

Distance of Asteroid 2016 HO3 from Earth

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 2016 HO3 from Earth as a function of time. Distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with a 2 days interval.

The reported distances might be inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of 2016 HO3 is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Distance of Asteroid 2016 HO3 from Earth between January 2013 and December 2075

Light Curve of Asteroid 2016 HO3

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 2075

Asteroid 2016 HO3 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 2016 HO3 at epoch 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.10355778
Orbit inclination i 7.78162777°
Perihelion distance q 0.89744435 AU
134,255,764 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.10479144 AU
165,274,447 km
Semi-major axis a 1.00111789 AU
149,765,106 km
Orbital period period 1.0000 years
365.8695 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2019-Oct-04 05:19:02
2,458,760.7216 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 306.5261093854°
Longitude of the ascending node node 66.249402915443°
Mean anomaly M 202.34884014824°
Mean motion n 0.98395727°/day
Closest approach to Earth* 2030-Nov-09
Distance of closest approach* 0.10728787 AU
16,050,037 km

* NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed for the time interval between 2013-Jan-01 and 2075-Dec-31, with a sampling interval of 1 day.