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Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1

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Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1 Position

Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1 is currently in the constellation of Capricornus. The current Right Ascension is 20h 23m 57s and the Declination is -13° 37’ 25”.

20h 23m 57s
-13° 37’ 25”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1 is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see full screen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1 in Capricornus on January, 29 2020
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1 Distance

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1 from Earth is currently 325,120,453 kilometers, equivalent to 2.173296 Astronomical Units. Light takes 18 minutes and 4.4851 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1 and arrive to us.

18 minutes and 4.4851 seconds

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.

Distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1 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 VY1 to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1 to Earth happens on Tue Nov 13 2029 at a distance of 0.00674723 Astronomical Units, or 1,009,371 kilometers:

Tue Nov 13 2029

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1 is 27.23.


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.

Predicted magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1 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 VY1 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 103.7°
Max altitude: 24.9°
Azimuth: 256.4°
Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

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

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1 at epoch 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.12836882
Orbit inclination i 10.62664132°
Perihelion distance q 0.97430768 AU
145,754,355 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.26128854 AU
188,686,081 km
Semi-major axis a 1.11779811 AU
167,220,218 km
Orbital period period 1.1800 years
431.6617 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2019-Apr-16 03:23:14
2,458,589.6411 JD
Next perihelion transit 2020-Jun-20 19:16
2,459,021.3028 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 202.7492120904°
Longitude of the ascending node node 230.51348442872°
Mean anomaly M 9.0561391474284°
Mean motion n 0.83398649°/day

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!

Orbit Diagram of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1
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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.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Jan 22 19h 57m 50s -15° 12’ 32” 27.23 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 23 20h 01m 15s -15° 00’ 50” 27.23 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 24 20h 04m 41s -14° 48’ 55” 27.23 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 25 20h 08m 06s -14° 36’ 46” 27.23 Capricornus
2020 Jan 26 20h 11m 30s -14° 24’ 24” 27.23 Capricornus
2020 Jan 27 20h 14m 56s -14° 11’ 48” 27.23 Capricornus
2020 Jan 28 20h 18m 20s -13° 58’ 59” 27.23 Capricornus
2020 Jan 29 20h 21m 45s -13° 45’ 57” 27.23 Capricornus
2020 Jan 30 20h 25m 09s -13° 32’ 43” 27.23 Capricornus
2020 Jan 31 20h 28m 33s -13° 19’ 15” 27.23 Capricornus
2020 Feb 01 20h 31m 58s -13° 05’ 35” 27.23 Capricornus
2020 Feb 02 20h 35m 22s -12° 51’ 42” 27.23 Capricornus
2020 Feb 03 20h 38m 47s -12° 37’ 37” 27.23 Capricornus
2020 Feb 04 20h 42m 11s -12° 23’ 21” 27.23 Aquarius