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Sunrise: 5:15 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:56
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Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1

Below the horizon.  Rise: 11:56 | Tran: 17:39 | Set: 23:22
Alt: -41.42°   Az: 5.45°   Direction: North
Please note: this information pertains to a Near-Earth Object (NEO). During close approaches, our current computational model is not able to provide an accurate position, due to the high speeds of these objects. We plan to refine our algorithms to improve accuracy in the future. JPL Horizons can compute precise positions in these situations.

Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1 is in the constellation of Virgo, at a distance of 171,565,990.0 kilometers from Earth. The current Right Ascension is 12h 54m 04s and the Declination is -03° 01’ 12” (apparent coordinates). The magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1 is 27.47 (data provided by JPL Horizons).

Finder chart of 2016 VY1 in Virgo on July,25 2024
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1 in Virgo on July, 25 2024. Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Celestial Coordinates


12h 54m 04s
-03° 01’ 12”
12h 16m 21s
01h 10m 25s


12h 52m 48s
-02° 53’ 13”

Additional Information


Rise and Set Times

Today's rise, transit and set times of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1 from Greenwich, UK (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 93.1°
Max altitude: 35.4°
Azimuth: 266.8°

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Finder Charts

Finder chart of 2016 VY1
Sky map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1 in Virgo on July, 25 2024. Field of view: 10x6 degrees. View in interactive sky chart

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.

Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1 from Earth is currently 171,565,990.0 kilometers, equivalent to 1.1468478074 Astronomical Units. Light takes 9m 32.283s to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1 and arrive to us.

9m 32.283s

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.

Chart of the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1 from Earth in Astronomical Units (au)

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

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 0.006710 Astronomical Units, or 1,003,845 kilometers:

Mon Nov 12 2029

Light Curve

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.

Chart of the magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1 as a function of time

Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1 at epoch 12 September 2023 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460200.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.12830092
Orbit inclination i 10.62597810°
Perihelion distance q 0.97435087 AU
145,760,816 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.26117031 AU
188,668,393 km
Semi-major axis a 1.11776059 AU
167,214,605 km
Orbital period period 1.1818 years
431.6399 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2024-Jan-06 17:39:45
2,460,316.2359 JD
Next perihelion transit 2025-Mar-13 09:01
2,460,747.8759 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 202.73897084698°
Longitude of the ascending node node 230.48896515625°
Mean anomaly M 263.47292390966°
Mean motion n 0.83402849°/day

Orbit Visualization

Orbit Diagram of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1
View Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1 in the 3D Solar System Simulator

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. Apparent celestial coordinates are provided.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2024 Jul 18 12h 32m 46s -01° 43’ 25” 27.41 Virgo
2024 Jul 19 12h 35m 45s -01° 54’ 09” 27.42 Virgo
2024 Jul 20 12h 38m 42s -02° 04’ 54” 27.43 Virgo
2024 Jul 21 12h 41m 40s -02° 15’ 41” 27.43 Virgo
2024 Jul 22 12h 44m 37s -02° 26’ 29” 27.44 Virgo
2024 Jul 23 12h 47m 34s -02° 37’ 17” 27.45 Virgo
2024 Jul 24 12h 50m 31s -02° 48’ 07” 27.46 Virgo
2024 Jul 25 12h 53m 27s -02° 58’ 58” 27.47 Virgo
2024 Jul 26 12h 56m 24s -03° 09’ 48” 27.48 Virgo
2024 Jul 27 12h 59m 21s -03° 20’ 39” 27.48 Virgo
2024 Jul 28 13h 02m 17s -03° 31’ 31” 27.49 Virgo
2024 Jul 29 13h 05m 12s -03° 42’ 23” 27.50 Virgo
2024 Jul 30 13h 08m 08s -03° 53’ 15” 27.51 Virgo
2024 Jul 31 13h 11m 04s -04° 04’ 07” 27.51 Virgo

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