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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 Virgo. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1 is 13h 18m 46s and the Declination is -15° 22’ 41” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1 is 27.45 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1 [tip: you can also create a Quick Access page for this data if you access it frequently and would like to have a simpler view]:

13h 18m 46s
-15° 22’ 41”
Virgo
27.45
  • 2016 VY1 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the South direction at an altitude of 23° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2016 VY1 is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 2016 VY1 rise and set times.
  • Go to interactive sky chart

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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.

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1 in Virgo on November, 28 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1 in Virgo on November, 28 2021
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 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 241,022,389 kilometers, equivalent to 1.611135 Astronomical Units. Light takes 13 minutes and 23.9642 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1 and arrive to us.

241,022,389
1.611135
13 minutes and 23.9642 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

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:

Mon Nov 12 2029
1,005,052
0.006718

Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1 is 27.45.

27.45

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: 105.3°
Max altitude: 23.1°
Azimuth: 254.6°

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 20 January 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.12830354
Orbit inclination i 10.62581484°
Perihelion distance q 0.97441462 AU
145,770,353 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.26125954 AU
188,681,741 km
Semi-major axis a 1.11783708 AU
167,226,047 km
Orbital period period 157,672.6687 years
431.6842 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2021-Aug-26 12:00:19
2,459,453.0002 JD
Next perihelion transit 2022-Nov-01 04:25
2,459,884.6845 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 202.7883111851°
Longitude of the ascending node node 230.49954332907°
Mean anomaly M 123.00638302277°
Mean motion n 0.83394288°/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
2021 Nov 21 12h 53m 51s -13° 05’ 48” 27.42 Corvus
2021 Nov 22 12h 57m 12s -13° 24’ 57” 27.43 Virgo
2021 Nov 23 13h 00m 34s -13° 43’ 55” 27.43 Virgo
2021 Nov 24 13h 03m 56s -14° 02’ 41” 27.44 Virgo
2021 Nov 25 13h 07m 19s -14° 21’ 15” 27.44 Virgo
2021 Nov 26 13h 10m 41s -14° 39’ 38” 27.45 Virgo
2021 Nov 27 13h 14m 04s -14° 57’ 47” 27.45 Virgo
2021 Nov 28 13h 17m 27s -15° 15’ 42” 27.45 Virgo
2021 Nov 29 13h 20m 51s -15° 33’ 25” 27.46 Virgo
2021 Nov 30 13h 24m 14s -15° 50’ 56” 27.46 Virgo
2021 Dec 01 13h 27m 37s -16° 08’ 12” 27.47 Virgo
2021 Dec 02 13h 31m 00s -16° 25’ 15” 27.47 Virgo
2021 Dec 03 13h 34m 23s -16° 42’ 06” 27.48 Virgo
2021 Dec 04 13h 37m 46s -16° 58’ 41” 27.48 Virgo