Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1
Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1 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 VY1 Impact Earth?.
Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1 is currently in the constellation of Pegasus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1 is 22h 36m 22s and the Declination is +04° 00’ 38” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1 is 26.95 (JPL).
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Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1 Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1 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 VY1 Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1 from Earth is currently 138,872,903 kilometers, equivalent to 0.928308 Astronomical Units. Light takes 7 minutes and 43.2301 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1 and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1 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 VY1 to Earth
During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1 to Earth happens on Mon Nov 12 2029 at a distance of 0.006718 Astronomical Units, or 1,005,052 kilometers:
Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1 brightness
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1, 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 VY1 rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1 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 VY1 Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.97441462 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2021-Aug-26 12:00:19
|Next perihelion transit||2022-Nov-01 04:25
|Argument of perihelion||peri||202.7883111851°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||230.49954332907°|
Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1 Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1 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 VY1 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1 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 VY1 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2022 May 14||22h 14m 27s||+00° 34’ 41”||27.04||Aquarius|
|2022 May 15||22h 17m 15s||+01° 00’ 37”||27.03||Aquarius|
|2022 May 16||22h 20m 03s||+01° 26’ 39”||27.02||Aquarius|
|2022 May 17||22h 22m 50s||+01° 52’ 49”||27.01||Aquarius|
|2022 May 18||22h 25m 37s||+02° 19’ 05”||26.99||Aquarius|
|2022 May 19||22h 28m 26s||+02° 45’ 29”||26.98||Pegasus|
|2022 May 20||22h 31m 14s||+03° 12’ 01”||26.97||Pegasus|
|2022 May 21||22h 34m 01s||+03° 38’ 39”||26.96||Pegasus|
|2022 May 22||22h 36m 51s||+04° 05’ 22”||26.95||Pegasus|
|2022 May 23||22h 39m 39s||+04° 32’ 12”||26.94||Pegasus|
|2022 May 24||22h 42m 29s||+04° 59’ 08”||26.93||Pegasus|
|2022 May 25||22h 45m 19s||+05° 26’ 11”||26.92||Pegasus|
|2022 May 26||22h 48m 08s||+05° 53’ 18”||26.91||Pegasus|
|2022 May 27||22h 50m 58s||+06° 20’ 31”||26.90||Pegasus|