Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VA
Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VA is currently in the constellation of Leo. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VA is 10h 46m 51s and the Declination is +08° 17’ 47” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VA is 28.61 (JPL).
Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VA [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 VA is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
- It is visible looking in the East-South-East direction at an altitude of 30° above the horizon.
- Given its current magnitude, 2016 VA is visible only through long exposure photography.
- See also 2016 VA rise and set times.
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Additional information about Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VA available on TheSkyLive:
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.
Also check out Where is Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VA?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VA in the sky and additional links to sky charts.
Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VA Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VA from Earth is currently 172,003,419 kilometers, equivalent to 1.149772 Astronomical Units. Light takes 9 minutes and 33.7416 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
Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VA to Earth happens on Wed Nov 2 2016 at a distance of 0.00071879 Astronomical Units, or 107,529 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VA brightness
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 rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VA 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 VA Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.43090610 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2020-Jul-23 15:01:11
|Next perihelion transit||2021-Jun-13 06:35
|Argument of perihelion||peri||308.80193322909°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||219.73308023169°|
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.
|2020 Jul 30||09h 50m 00s||+08° 34’ 59”||28.21||Leo|
|2020 Jul 31||09h 57m 46s||+08° 30’ 21”||28.26||Leo|
|2020 Aug 01||10h 05m 29s||+08° 26’ 33”||28.32||Leo|
|2020 Aug 02||10h 13m 10s||+08° 23’ 30”||28.37||Leo|
|2020 Aug 03||10h 20m 51s||+08° 21’ 11”||28.42||Leo|
|2020 Aug 04||10h 28m 28s||+08° 19’ 31”||28.48||Leo|
|2020 Aug 05||10h 36m 03s||+08° 18’ 28”||28.53||Leo|
|2020 Aug 06||10h 43m 36s||+08° 17’ 57”||28.59||Leo|
|2020 Aug 07||10h 51m 06s||+08° 17’ 53”||28.64||Leo|
|2020 Aug 08||10h 58m 35s||+08° 18’ 16”||28.69||Leo|
|2020 Aug 09||11h 05m 59s||+08° 19’ 00”||28.74||Leo|
|2020 Aug 10||11h 13m 22s||+08° 20’ 03”||28.78||Leo|
|2020 Aug 11||11h 20m 40s||+08° 21’ 20”||28.83||Leo|
|2020 Aug 12||11h 27m 57s||+08° 22’ 45”||28.87||Leo|