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Asteroid (NEO) 2016 LY48

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Asteroid (NEO) 2016 LY48 Position

Asteroid (NEO) 2016 LY48 is currently in the constellation of Sagittarius. The current Right Ascension is 19h 37m 36s and the Declination is -19° 43’ 23”.

19h 37m 36s
-19° 43’ 23”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid (NEO) 2016 LY48 is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see full screen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2016 LY48 in Sagittarius on January, 19 2020
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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Asteroid (NEO) 2016 LY48 Distance

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 LY48 from Earth is currently 295,858,509 kilometers, equivalent to 1.977692 Astronomical Units. Light takes 16 minutes and 26.8778 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2016 LY48 and arrive to us.

16 minutes and 26.8778 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 LY48 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 LY48 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 LY48 to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 LY48 to Earth happens on Mon Sep 18 2023 at a distance of 0.01121075 Astronomical Units, or 1,677,105 kilometers:

Mon Sep 18 2023

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

Asteroid (NEO) 2016 LY48 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 LY48 is 24.65.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 LY48, 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 LY48 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2016 LY48 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 LY48 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 109.7°
Max altitude: 18.8°
Azimuth: 250.3°
Asteroid (NEO) 2016 LY48 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 LY48 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 LY48 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 LY48 at epoch 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.59327608
Orbit inclination i 4.14934867°
Perihelion distance q 0.94078556 AU
140,739,517 km
Aphelion distance Q 3.68537737 AU
551,324,608 km
Semi-major axis a 2.31308147 AU
346,032,063 km
Orbital period period 3.5200 years
1,284.9458 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Feb-14 08:35:20
2,458,893.8579 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 155.27809986964°
Longitude of the ascending node node 165.87465276633°
Mean anomaly M 277.81067225642°
Mean motion n 0.28016745°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 LY48 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 LY48 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 LY48 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 LY48
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Asteroid (NEO) 2016 LY48 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 LY48 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 LY48 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Jan 12 19h 02m 54s -20° 39’ 38” 24.79 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 13 19h 07m 32s -20° 33’ 39” 24.77 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 14 19h 12m 11s -20° 27’ 11” 24.75 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 15 19h 16m 50s -20° 20’ 13” 24.73 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 16 19h 21m 29s -20° 12’ 46” 24.71 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 17 19h 26m 11s -20° 04’ 47” 24.70 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 18 19h 30m 52s -19° 56’ 20” 24.68 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 19 19h 35m 35s -19° 47’ 21” 24.66 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 20 19h 40m 18s -19° 37’ 53” 24.64 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 21 19h 45m 02s -19° 27’ 53” 24.62 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 22 19h 49m 46s -19° 17’ 25” 24.60 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 23 19h 54m 32s -19° 06’ 25” 24.58 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 24 19h 59m 17s -18° 54’ 56” 24.57 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 25 20h 04m 02s -18° 42’ 57” 24.55 Sagittarius