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Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VO1 Position

Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VO1 is currently in the constellation of Aries. The current Right Ascension is 03h 11m 29s and the Declination is +15° 57’ 48”.

03h 11m 29s
+15° 57’ 48”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VO1 is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see full screen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VO1 in Aries on January, 24 2020
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VO1 Distance

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VO1 from Earth is currently 110,430,483 kilometers, equivalent to 0.738182 Astronomical Units. Light takes 6 minutes and 8.3564 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VO1 and arrive to us.

6 minutes and 8.3564 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.

Distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VO1 from Earth between January 2013 and December 2100

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

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VO1 to Earth happens on Tue Feb 15 2061 at a distance of 0.00904705 Astronomical Units, or 1,353,419 kilometers:

Tue Feb 15 2061

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VO1 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VO1 is 24.71.


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.

Predicted magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VO1 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VO1 rise and set times

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

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

Azimuth: 74.1°
Max altitude: 54.5°
Azimuth: 285.9°
Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VO1 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

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

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VO1 at epoch 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.42863454
Orbit inclination i 1.60749256°
Perihelion distance q 0.56119041 AU
83,952,890 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.40319298 AU
209,914,683 km
Semi-major axis a 0.98219169 AU
146,933,786 km
Orbital period period 0.9700 years
355.5436 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2019-Jul-05 22:36:11
2,458,670.4418 JD
Next perihelion transit 2020-Jun-25 11:38
2,459,025.9854 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 132.07929121963°
Longitude of the ascending node node 129.61490030375°
Mean anomaly M 289.18154110327°
Mean motion n 1.01253417°/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
2020 Jan 17 03h 08m 12s +15° 23’ 36” 24.47 Aries
2020 Jan 18 03h 08m 27s +15° 27’ 32” 24.50 Aries
2020 Jan 19 03h 08m 45s +15° 31’ 37” 24.54 Aries
2020 Jan 20 03h 09m 07s +15° 35’ 53” 24.57 Aries
2020 Jan 21 03h 09m 32s +15° 40’ 17” 24.60 Aries
2020 Jan 22 03h 10m 00s +15° 44’ 49” 24.63 Aries
2020 Jan 23 03h 10m 29s +15° 49’ 32” 24.66 Aries
2020 Jan 24 03h 11m 03s +15° 54’ 21” 24.69 Aries
2020 Jan 25 03h 11m 39s +15° 59’ 20” 24.72 Aries
2020 Jan 26 03h 12m 19s +16° 04’ 24” 24.75 Aries
2020 Jan 27 03h 13m 00s +16° 09’ 38” 24.78 Aries
2020 Jan 28 03h 13m 45s +16° 14’ 57” 24.81 Aries
2020 Jan 29 03h 14m 30s +16° 20’ 25” 24.83 Aries
2020 Jan 30 03h 15m 20s +16° 25’ 58” 24.86 Aries