Asteroid (NEO) 2016 LY48
Asteroid (NEO) 2016 LY48 is a Near Earth Object. If you've heard news about a potential impact of this asteroid with the Earth, please check out Will Asteroid Asteroid (NEO) 2016 LY48 Impact Earth?.
Asteroid (NEO) 2016 LY48 is currently in the constellation of Gemini. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 LY48 is 07h 10m 24s and the Declination is +17° 27’ 47” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 LY48 is 27.15 (JPL).
Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2016 LY48 [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]:
- 2016 LY48 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
- It is visible looking in the South-East direction at an altitude of 51° above the horizon.
- Given its current magnitude, 2016 LY48 is visible only through long exposure photography.
- See also 2016 LY48 rise and set times.
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Additional information about Asteroid (NEO) 2016 LY48 available on TheSkyLive:
Asteroid (NEO) 2016 LY48 Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2016 LY48 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.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2016 LY48 Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 LY48 from Earth is currently 315,682,544 kilometers, equivalent to 2.110207 Astronomical Units. Light takes 17 minutes and 33.0036 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2016 LY48 and arrive to us.
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.
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
During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 LY48 to Earth happens on Sun Sep 17 2023 at a distance of 0.011134 Astronomical Units, or 1,665,548 kilometers:
Asteroid (NEO) 2016 LY48 brightness
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.
Asteroid (NEO) 2016 LY48 rise and set times
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
|Perihelion distance||q||0.94087722 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2020-Feb-14 08:11:15
|Next perihelion transit||2023-Aug-22 13:04
|Argument of perihelion||peri||155.27108624908°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||165.86935434475°|
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!
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.
|2021 Jan 12||07h 19m 36s||+17° 03’ 14”||26.91||Gemini|
|2021 Jan 13||07h 18m 24s||+17° 06’ 21”||26.94||Gemini|
|2021 Jan 14||07h 17m 12s||+17° 09’ 30”||26.96||Gemini|
|2021 Jan 15||07h 16m 00s||+17° 12’ 38”||27.00||Gemini|
|2021 Jan 16||07h 14m 50s||+17° 15’ 46”||27.03||Gemini|
|2021 Jan 17||07h 13m 41s||+17° 18’ 52”||27.06||Gemini|
|2021 Jan 18||07h 12m 33s||+17° 21’ 59”||27.09||Gemini|
|2021 Jan 19||07h 11m 25s||+17° 25’ 04”||27.12||Gemini|
|2021 Jan 20||07h 10m 18s||+17° 28’ 08”||27.15||Gemini|
|2021 Jan 21||07h 09m 11s||+17° 31’ 10”||27.18||Gemini|
|2021 Jan 22||07h 08m 05s||+17° 34’ 13”||27.21||Gemini|
|2021 Jan 23||07h 07m 01s||+17° 37’ 14”||27.24||Gemini|
|2021 Jan 24||07h 05m 58s||+17° 40’ 13”||27.27||Gemini|
|2021 Jan 25||07h 04m 56s||+17° 43’ 10”||27.30||Gemini|