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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:54  
clear_day Transit: 11:51  
SunsetSet: 15:49 south
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Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VO1

Altitude: -14.6°   Azimuth: 327.8°   Direction: North-North-West

Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VO1 is currently in the constellation of Gemini.

The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VO1 is 07h 44m 01s and the Declination is +18° 11’ 21” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VO1 is 23.32 (JPL).

07h 44m 01s
+18° 11’ 21”

Today's rise, transit and set times of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VO1 from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 71.8°
Max altitude: 56.7°
Azimuth: 288.2°
  • 2016 VO1 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2016 VO1 is visible only through long exposure photography.
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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.

Finder chart of 2016 VO1 in Gemini on December,11 2023
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VO1 in Gemini on December, 11 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Finder chart of 2016 VO1
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VO1 in Gemini on December, 11 2023
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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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 70,221,773 kilometers, equivalent to 0.469404 Astronomical Units. Light takes 3 minutes and 54.2346 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VO1 and arrive to us.

3 minutes and 54.2346 seconds

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.

Chart of the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VO1 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 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 1,416,497 kilometers:

Sun Feb 14 2027

Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VO1 Brightness and Light Curve

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.

Chart of the magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VO1 as a function of time

Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VO1 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VO1 at epoch 24 February 2023 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.42869653
Orbit inclination i 1.61582328°
Perihelion distance q 0.56135241 AU
83,977,125 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.40381124 AU
210,007,173 km
Semi-major axis a 0.98258182 AU
146,992,149 km
Orbital period period 0.9740 years
355.7554 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2023-May-28 17:12:31
2,460,093.2170 JD
Next perihelion transit 2024-May-18 11:20
2,460,448.9724 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 131.95199360416°
Longitude of the ascending node node 129.74129871507°
Mean anomaly M 266.17674220301°
Mean motion n 1.01193120°/day

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!

Orbit Diagram of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VO1
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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.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2023 Dec 04 07h 55m 00s +17° 48’ 51” 23.74 Gemini
2023 Dec 05 07h 53m 53s +17° 51’ 02” 23.68 Gemini
2023 Dec 06 07h 52m 40s +17° 53’ 27” 23.63 Gemini
2023 Dec 07 07h 51m 20s +17° 56’ 09” 23.58 Gemini
2023 Dec 08 07h 49m 54s +17° 59’ 08” 23.52 Gemini
2023 Dec 09 07h 48m 21s +18° 02’ 21” 23.46 Gemini
2023 Dec 10 07h 46m 44s +18° 05’ 52” 23.41 Gemini
2023 Dec 11 07h 44m 58s +18° 09’ 37” 23.35 Gemini
2023 Dec 12 07h 43m 06s +18° 13’ 38” 23.29 Gemini
2023 Dec 13 07h 41m 08s +18° 17’ 56” 23.23 Gemini
2023 Dec 14 07h 39m 02s +18° 22’ 27” 23.16 Gemini
2023 Dec 15 07h 36m 51s +18° 27’ 12” 23.10 Gemini
2023 Dec 16 07h 34m 31s +18° 32’ 12” 23.04 Gemini
2023 Dec 17 07h 32m 04s +18° 37’ 26” 22.97 Gemini