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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:34  ☀️ Transit: 13:02  🌅 Sunset: 19:31

Asteroid (NEO) 2016 LY48

Asteroid (NEO) 2016 LY48 is currently in the constellation of Libra. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 LY48 is 15h 10m 33s and the Declination is -12° 01’ 57” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 LY48 is 25.05 (JPL) while the latest observed magnitude is n/a (COBS).

15h 10m 33s
-12° 01’ 57”

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

Azimuth: 102.0°
Max altitude: 26.5°
Azimuth: 258.0°
  • 2016 LY48 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • Given its current magnitude, 2016 LY48 is .
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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.

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2016 LY48 in Libra on April, 02 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2016 LY48 in Libra on April, 02 2023
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Asteroid (NEO) 2016 LY48 is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.

2016 LY48
RA: 15h 10m 33s
Dec: -12° 01’ 57”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid (NEO) 2016 LY48
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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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 from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 LY48 from Earth is currently 149,957,239 kilometers, equivalent to 1.002402 Astronomical Units. Light takes 8 minutes and 20.2035 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2016 LY48 and arrive to us.

8 minutes and 20.2035 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.

Chart of the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 LY48 from Earth in Astronomical Units (au)

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 0.011133 Astronomical Units, or 1,665,546 kilometers:

Sun Sep 17 2023

Asteroid (NEO) 2016 LY48 Brightness and Light Curve

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.

Chart of the magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 LY48 as a function of time

Asteroid (NEO) 2016 LY48 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 LY48 at epoch 24 February 2023 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.59307846
Orbit inclination i 4.15078938°
Perihelion distance q 0.94160302 AU
140,861,807 km
Aphelion distance Q 3.68633101 AU
551,467,271 km
Semi-major axis a 2.31396701 AU
346,164,539 km
Orbital period period 3.5200 years
1,285.6838 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2023-Aug-23 11:13:53
2,460,179.9680 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 155.34299999681°
Longitude of the ascending node node 165.8479744249°
Mean anomaly M 309.74777447091°
Mean motion n 0.28000664°/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
2023 Mar 26 15h 10m 04s -12° 38’ 57” 25.42 Libra
2023 Mar 27 15h 10m 14s -12° 34’ 44” 25.37 Libra
2023 Mar 28 15h 10m 23s -12° 30’ 16” 25.32 Libra
2023 Mar 29 15h 10m 30s -12° 25’ 36” 25.27 Libra
2023 Mar 30 15h 10m 33s -12° 20’ 44” 25.22 Libra
2023 Mar 31 15h 10m 36s -12° 15’ 37” 25.17 Libra
2023 Apr 01 15h 10m 36s -12° 10’ 15” 25.12 Libra
2023 Apr 02 15h 10m 36s -12° 04’ 41” 25.07 Libra
2023 Apr 03 15h 10m 32s -11° 58’ 51” 25.02 Libra
2023 Apr 04 15h 10m 26s -11° 52’ 49” 24.97 Libra
2023 Apr 05 15h 10m 17s -11° 46’ 30” 24.91 Libra
2023 Apr 06 15h 10m 06s -11° 39’ 57” 24.86 Libra
2023 Apr 07 15h 09m 53s -11° 33’ 10” 24.81 Libra
2023 Apr 08 15h 09m 38s -11° 26’ 07” 24.75 Libra