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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:59  
clear_day Transit: 12:48  
SunsetSet: 18:36 south
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Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1

Altitude: -16.5°   Azimuth: 74.9°   Direction: East-North-East

Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1 is currently in the constellation of Serpens. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1 is 18h 08m 26s and the Declination is -03° 48’ 05” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1 is 26.03 (JPL).

18h 08m 26s
-03° 48’ 05”

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

Azimuth: 93.8°
Max altitude: 34.7°
Azimuth: 266.1°
  • 2016 VY1 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
  • 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.

Finder chart of 2016 VY1 in Serpens on October,01 2023
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1 in Serpens on October, 01 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Finder chart of 2016 VY1
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1 in Serpens on October, 01 2023
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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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 87,586,131 kilometers, equivalent to 0.585477 Astronomical Units. Light takes 4 minutes and 52.1559 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1 and arrive to us.

4 minutes and 52.1559 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.

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

Mon Nov 12 2029

Asteroid (NEO) 2016 VY1 Brightness and 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

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

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.12830087
Orbit inclination i 10.62587986°
Perihelion distance q 0.97443633 AU
145,773,601 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.26128078 AU
188,684,920 km
Semi-major axis a 1.11785856 AU
167,229,260 km
Orbital period period 1.1819 years
431.6967 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2022-Nov-01 03:26:26
2,459,884.6434 JD
Next perihelion transit 2024-Jan-06 20:09
2,460,316.3400 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 202.75984693598°
Longitude of the ascending node node 230.49670923176°
Mean anomaly M 289.83126746324°
Mean motion n 0.83391885°/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
2023 Sep 24 17h 48m 51s -02° 36’ 39” 25.99 Ophiucus
2023 Sep 25 17h 51m 25s -02° 46’ 32” 26.00 Ophiucus
2023 Sep 26 17h 54m 01s -02° 56’ 17” 26.00 Ophiucus
2023 Sep 27 17h 56m 38s -03° 06’ 01” 26.01 Serpens
2023 Sep 28 17h 59m 16s -03° 15’ 38” 26.01 Serpens
2023 Sep 29 18h 01m 54s -03° 25’ 10” 26.02 Serpens
2023 Sep 30 18h 04m 36s -03° 34’ 37” 26.02 Serpens
2023 Oct 01 18h 07m 18s -03° 44’ 00” 26.03 Serpens
2023 Oct 02 18h 10m 00s -03° 53’ 17” 26.03 Serpens
2023 Oct 03 18h 12m 46s -04° 02’ 30” 26.03 Serpens
2023 Oct 04 18h 15m 30s -04° 11’ 36” 26.04 Serpens
2023 Oct 05 18h 18m 19s -04° 20’ 39” 26.04 Serpens
2023 Oct 06 18h 21m 06s -04° 29’ 34” 26.04 Serpens
2023 Oct 07 18h 23m 57s -04° 38’ 23” 26.05 Scutum