Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VA
Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VA 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 VA Impact Earth?.
Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VA is currently in the constellation of Cygnus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VA is 19h 37m 13s and the Declination is +27° 24’ 31” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VA is 29.46 (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 direction at an altitude of 33° above the horizon.
- Given its current magnitude, 2016 VA is visible only through long exposure photography.
- See also 2016 VA rise and set times.
- Go to interactive sky chart
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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 115,342,460 kilometers, equivalent to 0.771017 Astronomical Units. Light takes 6 minutes and 24.7410 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
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||0.43082914 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2022-May-03 22:03:53
|Next perihelion transit||2023-Mar-24 13:42
|Argument of perihelion||peri||308.81912711272°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||219.71549248455°|
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.
|2022 Sep 26||19h 28m 28s||+32° 37’ 33”||29.33||Cygnus|
|2022 Sep 27||19h 29m 30s||+31° 55’ 03”||29.35||Cygnus|
|2022 Sep 28||19h 30m 36s||+31° 12’ 52”||29.36||Cygnus|
|2022 Sep 29||19h 31m 41s||+30° 31’ 05”||29.38||Cygnus|
|2022 Sep 30||19h 32m 50s||+29° 49’ 41”||29.40||Cygnus|
|2022 Oct 01||19h 34m 00s||+29° 08’ 41”||29.41||Cygnus|
|2022 Oct 02||19h 35m 13s||+28° 28’ 08”||29.43||Cygnus|
|2022 Oct 03||19h 36m 28s||+27° 48’ 00”||29.45||Cygnus|
|2022 Oct 04||19h 37m 44s||+27° 08’ 18”||29.46||Vulpecula|
|2022 Oct 05||19h 39m 02s||+26° 29’ 04”||29.48||Vulpecula|
|2022 Oct 06||19h 40m 22s||+25° 50’ 17”||29.50||Vulpecula|
|2022 Oct 07||19h 41m 43s||+25° 11’ 59”||29.51||Vulpecula|
|2022 Oct 08||19h 43m 05s||+24° 34’ 10”||29.53||Vulpecula|
|2022 Oct 09||19h 44m 30s||+23° 56’ 51”||29.55||Vulpecula|