Asteroid 2016 WF9
Asteroid 2016 WF9 Position
Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid 2016 WF9 is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see fuillscreen Online Planetarium)
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Asteroid 2016 WF9 Distance
The distance of Asteroid 2016 WF9 from Earth is currently 598,584,932 kilometers, equivalent to 4.001293 Astronomical Units. Light takes 33 minutes and 16.6644 seconds to travel from Asteroid 2016 WF9 and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 2016 WF9 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. The value of the distance of 2016 WF9 from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Asteroid 2016 WF9 to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid 2016 WF9 to Earth happens on Sat Dec 30 2045 at a distance of 0.14126654 Astronomical Units, or 21,133,174 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Asteroid 2016 WF9 brightness
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 2016 WF9, 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 2016 WF9 rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid 2016 WF9 touches the horizon, consideting the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmoshpere conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.
Asteroid 2016 WF9 Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.97582521 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2017-Feb-01 18:28:11
|Next perihelion transit||2021-Dec-11 10:14
|Argument of perihelion||peri||342.48746158365°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||125.25328998875°|
Visualization of Asteroid 2016 WF9 Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 2016 WF9 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 2016 WF9 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 2016 WF9 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 2016 WF9 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 2016 WF9 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2019 Aug 15||18h 52m 45s||-18° 03’ 56”||27.21||Sagittarius|
|2019 Aug 16||18h 52m 15s||-18° 06’ 21”||27.22||Sagittarius|
|2019 Aug 17||18h 51m 46s||-18° 08’ 47”||27.23||Sagittarius|
|2019 Aug 18||18h 51m 15s||-18° 11’ 11”||27.25||Sagittarius|
|2019 Aug 19||18h 50m 48s||-18° 13’ 33”||27.26||Sagittarius|
|2019 Aug 20||18h 50m 21s||-18° 15’ 56”||27.27||Sagittarius|
|2019 Aug 21||18h 49m 54s||-18° 18’ 16”||27.28||Sagittarius|
|2019 Aug 22||18h 49m 27s||-18° 20’ 36”||27.30||Sagittarius|
|2019 Aug 23||18h 49m 04s||-18° 22’ 55”||27.31||Sagittarius|
|2019 Aug 24||18h 48m 39s||-18° 25’ 14”||27.32||Sagittarius|
|2019 Aug 25||18h 48m 16s||-18° 27’ 29”||27.33||Sagittarius|
|2019 Aug 26||18h 47m 54s||-18° 29’ 45”||27.35||Sagittarius|
|2019 Aug 27||18h 47m 33s||-18° 31’ 59”||27.36||Sagittarius|
|2019 Aug 28||18h 47m 12s||-18° 34’ 13”||27.37||Sagittarius|