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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 53m 11s and the Declination is +20° 40’ 25” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VO1 is 25.33 (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]:

06h 53m 11s
+20° 40’ 25”
  • 2016 VO1 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the West-North-West direction at an altitude of 16° 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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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.

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VO1 in Gemini on September, 28 2022
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VO1 in Gemini on September, 28 2022
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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 137,354,066 kilometers, equivalent to 0.918155 Astronomical Units. Light takes 7 minutes and 38.1638 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VO1 and arrive to us.

7 minutes and 38.1638 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

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

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VO1 is 25.33.


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: 69.3°
Max altitude: 59.2°
Azimuth: 290.7°

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 20 January 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.42865954
Orbit inclination i 1.61566310°
Perihelion distance q 0.56139795 AU
83,983,938 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.40379790 AU
210,005,177 km
Semi-major axis a 0.98259792 AU
146,994,557 km
Orbital period period 0.9740 years
355.7642 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2022-Jun-06 23:26:37
2,459,737.4768 JD
Next perihelion transit 2023-May-28 17:47
2,460,093.2410 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 131.96253147°
Longitude of the ascending node node 129.74630638084°
Mean anomaly M 221.39228436447°
Mean motion n 1.01190633°/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
2022 Sep 21 06h 40m 18s +21° 01’ 44” 25.39 Gemini
2022 Sep 22 06h 42m 05s +20° 59’ 05” 25.39 Gemini
2022 Sep 23 06h 43m 50s +20° 56’ 24” 25.38 Gemini
2022 Sep 24 06h 45m 35s +20° 53’ 38” 25.37 Gemini
2022 Sep 25 06h 47m 18s +20° 50’ 49” 25.37 Gemini
2022 Sep 26 06h 49m 00s +20° 47’ 57” 25.36 Gemini
2022 Sep 27 06h 50m 41s +20° 45’ 02” 25.35 Gemini
2022 Sep 28 06h 52m 20s +20° 42’ 05” 25.34 Gemini
2022 Sep 29 06h 53m 58s +20° 39’ 05” 25.33 Gemini
2022 Sep 30 06h 55m 35s +20° 36’ 02” 25.32 Gemini
2022 Oct 01 06h 57m 10s +20° 32’ 57” 25.31 Gemini
2022 Oct 02 06h 58m 44s +20° 29’ 50” 25.30 Gemini
2022 Oct 03 07h 00m 15s +20° 26’ 42” 25.29 Gemini
2022 Oct 04 07h 01m 45s +20° 23’ 31” 25.28 Gemini