Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VA
The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VA is 21h 55m 35s and the Declination is -05° 55’ 15” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom ). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VA is 29.14 (JPL).
- 2016 VA is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom .
- Right now it is placed in the South-East direction at an altitude of 24° above the horizon.
- Given its current magnitude, 2016 VA is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VA Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VA 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 VA Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VA from Earth is currently 99,198,170 kilometers, equivalent to 0.663099 Astronomical Units. Light takes 5 minutes and 30.8895 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VA and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VA 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 VA to Earth
During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VA to Earth happens on Fri Nov 1 2024 at a distance of 0.003780 Astronomical Units, or 565,473 kilometers:
Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VA Brightness and Light Curve
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VA, 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 VA Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.43086016 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2023-Mar-24 13:43:22
|Next perihelion transit||2024-Feb-12 05:00
|Argument of perihelion||peri||308.83488591294°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||219.70740155855°|
Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VA Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VA with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VA 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 VA 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VA 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 VA in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2023 Nov 25||21h 44m 57s||-01° 37’ 09”||29.05||Aquarius|
|2023 Nov 26||21h 46m 18s||-02° 12’ 50”||29.07||Aquarius|
|2023 Nov 27||21h 47m 39s||-02° 47’ 54”||29.08||Aquarius|
|2023 Nov 28||21h 49m 01s||-03° 22’ 27”||29.09||Aquarius|
|2023 Nov 29||21h 50m 26s||-03° 56’ 29”||29.10||Aquarius|
|2023 Nov 30||21h 51m 50s||-04° 29’ 58”||29.11||Aquarius|
|2023 Dec 01||21h 53m 16s||-05° 02’ 59”||29.12||Aquarius|
|2023 Dec 02||21h 54m 42s||-05° 35’ 31”||29.13||Aquarius|
|2023 Dec 03||21h 56m 09s||-06° 07’ 37”||29.14||Aquarius|
|2023 Dec 04||21h 57m 38s||-06° 39’ 18”||29.15||Aquarius|
|2023 Dec 05||21h 59m 07s||-07° 10’ 33”||29.16||Aquarius|
|2023 Dec 06||22h 00m 36s||-07° 41’ 26”||29.16||Aquarius|
|2023 Dec 07||22h 02m 06s||-08° 11’ 57”||29.17||Aquarius|
|2023 Dec 08||22h 03m 35s||-08° 42’ 07”||29.18||Aquarius|