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 Pisces. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1 is 00h 05m 08s and the Declination is +08° 32’ 28” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1 is 27.57 (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]:
- 2016 VY1 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
- It is visible looking in the East-North-East direction at an altitude of 1° 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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Additional information about Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1 available on TheSkyLive:
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.
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 245,429,141 kilometers, equivalent to 1.640592 Astronomical Units. Light takes 13 minutes and 38.6635 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||0.97433344 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2020-Jun-20 19:58:45
|Next perihelion transit||2021-Aug-26 11:26
|Argument of perihelion||peri||202.78003449146°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||230.50948389335°|
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.
|2021 May 01||23h 41m 07s||+05° 57’ 53”||27.61||Pisces|
|2021 May 02||23h 44m 27s||+06° 19’ 46”||27.60||Pisces|
|2021 May 03||23h 47m 49s||+06° 41’ 38”||27.60||Pisces|
|2021 May 04||23h 51m 11s||+07° 03’ 28”||27.59||Pisces|
|2021 May 05||23h 54m 34s||+07° 25’ 15”||27.59||Pisces|
|2021 May 06||23h 57m 57s||+07° 47’ 00”||27.58||Pisces|
|2021 May 07||00h 01m 23s||+08° 08’ 43”||27.58||Pisces|
|2021 May 08||00h 04m 48s||+08° 30’ 23”||27.57||Pisces|
|2021 May 09||00h 08m 12s||+08° 51’ 57”||27.57||Pisces|
|2021 May 10||00h 11m 39s||+09° 13’ 29”||27.56||Pisces|
|2021 May 11||00h 15m 06s||+09° 34’ 58”||27.56||Pisces|
|2021 May 12||00h 18m 34s||+09° 56’ 21”||27.55||Pisces|
|2021 May 13||00h 22m 04s||+10° 17’ 38”||27.55||Pisces|
|2021 May 14||00h 25m 32s||+10° 38’ 51”||27.54||Pisces|