Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VO1
Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VO1 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 VO1 Impact Earth?.
Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VO1 is currently in the constellation of Gemini. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VO1 is 06h 45m 53s and the Declination is +19° 25’ 21” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VO1 is 24.09 (JPL).
Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VO1 [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 VO1 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
- It is visible looking in the East direction at an altitude of 27° above the horizon.
- Given its current magnitude, 2016 VO1 is visible only through long exposure photography.
- See also 2016 VO1 rise and set times.
- Go to interactive sky chart
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Additional information about Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VO1 available on TheSkyLive:
Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VO1 Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VO1 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 VO1?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VO1 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.
Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VO1 Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VO1 from Earth is currently 84,482,489 kilometers, equivalent to 0.564731 Astronomical Units. Light takes 4 minutes and 41.8033 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VO1 and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VO1 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 VO1 to Earth
During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VO1 to Earth happens on Sun Feb 14 2027 at a distance of 0.009469 Astronomical Units, or 1,416,487 kilometers:
Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VO1 brightness
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VO1, 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 VO1 rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VO1 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 VO1 Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.56120733 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2020-Jun-25 11:25:48
|Next perihelion transit||2021-Jun-16 00:25
|Argument of perihelion||peri||132.08459919395°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||129.60691889326°|
Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VO1 Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VO1 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VO1 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 VO1 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VO1 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 VO1 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2020 Oct 15||06h 45m 33s||+19° 41’ 31”||24.29||Gemini|
|2020 Oct 16||06h 45m 48s||+19° 39’ 20”||24.27||Gemini|
|2020 Oct 17||06h 46m 00s||+19° 37’ 13”||24.25||Gemini|
|2020 Oct 18||06h 46m 09s||+19° 35’ 08”||24.22||Gemini|
|2020 Oct 19||06h 46m 14s||+19° 33’ 06”||24.20||Gemini|
|2020 Oct 20||06h 46m 14s||+19° 31’ 06”||24.17||Gemini|
|2020 Oct 21||06h 46m 10s||+19° 29’ 11”||24.14||Gemini|
|2020 Oct 22||06h 46m 04s||+19° 27’ 19”||24.11||Gemini|
|2020 Oct 23||06h 45m 52s||+19° 25’ 31”||24.09||Gemini|
|2020 Oct 24||06h 45m 38s||+19° 23’ 45”||24.06||Gemini|
|2020 Oct 25||06h 45m 17s||+19° 22’ 05”||24.03||Gemini|
|2020 Oct 26||06h 44m 53s||+19° 20’ 27”||24.00||Gemini|
|2020 Oct 27||06h 44m 25s||+19° 18’ 55”||23.97||Gemini|
|2020 Oct 28||06h 43m 51s||+19° 17’ 26”||23.93||Gemini|