Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1
Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1 is currently in the constellation of Scorpius. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1 is 17h 13m 59s and the Declination is -34° 09’ 06” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1 is 25.30 (JPL).
Today's rise, transit and set times of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1 from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
- 2016 VY1 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
- Given its current magnitude, 2016 VY1 is visible only through long exposure photography.
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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.
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
Also check out Where is Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.
Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1 Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1 from Earth is currently 67,231,540 kilometers, equivalent to 0.449415 Astronomical Units. Light takes 3 minutes and 44.2603 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 current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1 is 25.30.
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 Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1 at epoch 08 August 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459800.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||0.97443633 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2022-Nov-01 03:26:26
|Next perihelion transit||2024-Jan-06 20:09
|Argument of perihelion||peri||202.75984693598°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||230.49670923176°|
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!
View Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1 in the 3D Solar System Simulator
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.
|2023 Mar 21||16h 58m 23s||-35° 19’ 46”||25.49||Scorpius|
|2023 Mar 22||17h 00m 32s||-35° 12’ 07”||25.47||Scorpius|
|2023 Mar 23||17h 02m 38s||-35° 04’ 04”||25.45||Scorpius|
|2023 Mar 24||17h 04m 41s||-34° 55’ 35”||25.42||Scorpius|
|2023 Mar 25||17h 06m 42s||-34° 46’ 41”||25.40||Scorpius|
|2023 Mar 26||17h 08m 41s||-34° 37’ 22”||25.37||Scorpius|
|2023 Mar 27||17h 10m 37s||-34° 27’ 37”||25.35||Scorpius|
|2023 Mar 28||17h 12m 30s||-34° 17’ 25”||25.32||Scorpius|
|2023 Mar 29||17h 14m 21s||-34° 06’ 47”||25.29||Scorpius|
|2023 Mar 30||17h 16m 08s||-33° 55’ 45”||25.27||Scorpius|
|2023 Mar 31||17h 17m 52s||-33° 44’ 13”||25.24||Scorpius|
|2023 Apr 01||17h 19m 33s||-33° 32’ 17”||25.21||Scorpius|
|2023 Apr 02||17h 21m 11s||-33° 19’ 53”||25.18||Scorpius|
|2023 Apr 03||17h 22m 46s||-33° 07’ 00”||25.15||Scorpius|