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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 Virgo. The current Right Ascension is 14h 15m 30s and the Declination is -11° 19’ 19”.

14h 15m 30s
-11° 19’ 19”

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 Virgo on October, 21 2019
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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 398,473,606 kilometers, equivalent to 2.663632 Astronomical Units. Light takes 22 minutes and 9.1649 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2016 LY48 and arrive to us.

22 minutes and 9.1649 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 26.39.


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: 101.4°
Max altitude: 27.1°
Azimuth: 258.6°
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 Oct 14 13h 58m 46s -09° 53’ 47” 26.56 Virgo
2019 Oct 15 14h 01m 04s -10° 05’ 42” 26.54 Virgo
2019 Oct 16 14h 03m 21s -10° 17’ 39” 26.51 Virgo
2019 Oct 17 14h 05m 40s -10° 29’ 35” 26.49 Virgo
2019 Oct 18 14h 08m 00s -10° 41’ 31” 26.46 Virgo
2019 Oct 19 14h 10m 22s -10° 53’ 29” 26.44 Virgo
2019 Oct 20 14h 12m 43s -11° 05’ 26” 26.41 Virgo
2019 Oct 21 14h 15m 06s -11° 17’ 22” 26.39 Virgo
2019 Oct 22 14h 17m 30s -11° 29’ 20” 26.36 Virgo
2019 Oct 23 14h 19m 56s -11° 41’ 16” 26.33 Virgo
2019 Oct 24 14h 22m 23s -11° 53’ 12” 26.31 Libra
2019 Oct 25 14h 24m 51s -12° 05’ 06” 26.28 Libra
2019 Oct 26 14h 27m 20s -12° 16’ 59” 26.25 Libra
2019 Oct 27 14h 29m 51s -12° 28’ 53” 26.23 Libra