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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:48  ☀️ Transit: 13:04  🌅 Sunset: 19:21

Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VO1

Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VO1 is currently in the constellation of Taurus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VO1 is 04h 52m 34s and the Declination is +23° 19’ 57” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VO1 is 24.62 (JPL).

04h 52m 34s
+23° 19’ 57”

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

Azimuth: 66.7°
Max altitude: 61.9°
Azimuth: 293.3°
  • 2016 VO1 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • Right now it is placed in the East-South-East direction at an altitude of 44° above the horizon.
  • 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.

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VO1 in Taurus on March, 27 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VO1 in Taurus on March, 27 2023
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 94,846,503 kilometers, equivalent to 0.634010 Astronomical Units. Light takes 5 minutes and 16.3739 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VO1 and arrive to us.

5 minutes and 16.3739 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

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VO1 is 24.62.


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 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
2023 Mar 20 04h 43m 10s +22° 48’ 38” 24.61 Taurus
2023 Mar 21 04h 44m 24s +22° 52’ 53” 24.61 Taurus
2023 Mar 22 04h 45m 38s +22° 57’ 06” 24.61 Taurus
2023 Mar 23 04h 46m 53s +23° 01’ 18” 24.62 Taurus
2023 Mar 24 04h 48m 07s +23° 05’ 30” 24.62 Taurus
2023 Mar 25 04h 49m 23s +23° 09’ 38” 24.62 Taurus
2023 Mar 26 04h 50m 38s +23° 13’ 45” 24.62 Taurus
2023 Mar 27 04h 51m 51s +23° 17’ 49” 24.62 Taurus
2023 Mar 28 04h 53m 07s +23° 21’ 51” 24.62 Taurus
2023 Mar 29 04h 54m 20s +23° 25’ 51” 24.62 Taurus
2023 Mar 30 04h 55m 35s +23° 29’ 48” 24.62 Taurus
2023 Mar 31 04h 56m 48s +23° 33’ 42” 24.62 Taurus
2023 Apr 01 04h 58m 00s +23° 37’ 35” 24.62 Taurus
2023 Apr 02 04h 59m 11s +23° 41’ 22” 24.62 Taurus