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 Taurus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VO1 is 03h 34m 00s and the Declination is +17° 22’ 35” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VO1 is 24.40 (JPL).
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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.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VO1 Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VO1 from Earth is currently 97,962,834 kilometers, equivalent to 0.654841 Astronomical Units. Light takes 5 minutes and 26.7688 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 1,416,497 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.
|2021 Jan 17||03h 34m 55s||+17° 03’ 51”||24.15||Taurus|
|2021 Jan 18||03h 34m 35s||+17° 05’ 48”||24.18||Taurus|
|2021 Jan 19||03h 34m 18s||+17° 07’ 58”||24.22||Taurus|
|2021 Jan 20||03h 34m 05s||+17° 10’ 18”||24.26||Taurus|
|2021 Jan 21||03h 33m 57s||+17° 12’ 51”||24.29||Taurus|
|2021 Jan 22||03h 33m 53s||+17° 15’ 33”||24.32||Taurus|
|2021 Jan 23||03h 33m 52s||+17° 18’ 28”||24.36||Taurus|
|2021 Jan 24||03h 33m 56s||+17° 21’ 32”||24.39||Taurus|
|2021 Jan 25||03h 34m 04s||+17° 24’ 46”||24.42||Taurus|
|2021 Jan 26||03h 34m 14s||+17° 28’ 09”||24.45||Taurus|
|2021 Jan 27||03h 34m 28s||+17° 31’ 41”||24.48||Taurus|
|2021 Jan 28||03h 34m 46s||+17° 35’ 22”||24.51||Taurus|
|2021 Jan 29||03h 35m 08s||+17° 39’ 12”||24.54||Taurus|
|2021 Jan 30||03h 35m 31s||+17° 43’ 10”||24.57||Taurus|