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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 Ophiucus. The current Right Ascension is 17h 02m 59s and the Declination is -20° 27’ 58”.

17h 02m 59s
-20° 27’ 58”

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

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2016 LY48 in Ophiucus on December, 14 2019
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Also check out Where is Asteroid (NEO) 2016 LY48?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2016 LY48 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2016 LY48 Distance

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 LY48 from Earth is currently 330,653,333 kilometers, equivalent to 2.210281 Astronomical Units. Light takes 18 minutes and 22.9408 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2016 LY48 and arrive to us.

18 minutes and 22.9408 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 25.29.


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: 110.4°
Max altitude: 18.1°
Azimuth: 249.6°
Asteroid (NEO) 2016 LY48 is below 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, consideting the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmoshpere 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
2019 Dec 07 16h 33m 39s -19° 35’ 57” 25.41 Ophiucus
2019 Dec 08 16h 37m 17s -19° 43’ 23” 25.40 Ophiucus
2019 Dec 09 16h 40m 55s -19° 50’ 38” 25.39 Ophiucus
2019 Dec 10 16h 44m 35s -19° 57’ 37” 25.37 Ophiucus
2019 Dec 11 16h 48m 19s -20° 04’ 22” 25.36 Ophiucus
2019 Dec 12 16h 52m 04s -20° 10’ 50” 25.34 Ophiucus
2019 Dec 13 16h 55m 50s -20° 17’ 03” 25.32 Ophiucus
2019 Dec 14 16h 59m 39s -20° 23’ 00” 25.31 Ophiucus
2019 Dec 15 17h 03m 29s -20° 28’ 41” 25.29 Ophiucus
2019 Dec 16 17h 07m 20s -20° 34’ 04” 25.28 Ophiucus
2019 Dec 17 17h 11m 15s -20° 39’ 08” 25.26 Ophiucus
2019 Dec 18 17h 15m 11s -20° 43’ 54” 25.24 Ophiucus
2019 Dec 19 17h 19m 09s -20° 48’ 23” 25.23 Ophiucus
2019 Dec 20 17h 23m 08s -20° 52’ 31” 25.21 Ophiucus