Asteroid 2016 WF9
Asteroid 2016 WF9 is currently in the constellation of Capricornus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 2016 WF9 is 20h 23m 42s and the Declination is -23° 03’ 24” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid 2016 WF9 is 26.79 (JPL).
Summary of key facts about Asteroid 2016 WF9 [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 WF9 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
- It is visible looking in the South-South-East direction at an altitude of 13° above the horizon.
- Given its current magnitude, 2016 WF9 is visible only through long exposure photography.
- See also 2016 WF9 rise and set times.
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Additional information about Asteroid 2016 WF9 available on TheSkyLive:
Asteroid 2016 WF9 Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid 2016 WF9 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.
Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Asteroid 2016 WF9 is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.
Also check out Where is Asteroid 2016 WF9?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid 2016 WF9 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.
Asteroid 2016 WF9 Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid 2016 WF9 from Earth is currently 540,581,522 kilometers, equivalent to 3.613564 Astronomical Units. Light takes 30 minutes and 3.1859 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 0.141267 Astronomical Units, or 21,133,169 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, 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 2016 WF9 Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.96465478 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2021-Dec-09 09:13:36
|Argument of perihelion||peri||342.63301864553°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||125.19090684566°|
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.
|2020 Oct 20||20h 21m 37s||-23° 06’ 27”||26.75||Capricornus|
|2020 Oct 21||20h 21m 50s||-23° 06’ 15”||26.76||Capricornus|
|2020 Oct 22||20h 22m 02s||-23° 06’ 01”||26.77||Capricornus|
|2020 Oct 23||20h 22m 18s||-23° 05’ 41”||26.77||Capricornus|
|2020 Oct 24||20h 22m 33s||-23° 05’ 18”||26.78||Capricornus|
|2020 Oct 25||20h 22m 50s||-23° 04’ 53”||26.78||Capricornus|
|2020 Oct 26||20h 23m 08s||-23° 04’ 22”||26.79||Capricornus|
|2020 Oct 27||20h 23m 29s||-23° 03’ 47”||26.79||Capricornus|
|2020 Oct 28||20h 23m 48s||-23° 03’ 08”||26.79||Capricornus|
|2020 Oct 29||20h 24m 10s||-23° 02’ 26”||26.80||Capricornus|
|2020 Oct 30||20h 24m 33s||-23° 01’ 41”||26.80||Capricornus|
|2020 Oct 31||20h 24m 56s||-23° 00’ 51”||26.81||Capricornus|
|2020 Nov 01||20h 25m 19s||-22° 59’ 58”||26.81||Capricornus|
|2020 Nov 02||20h 25m 45s||-22° 59’ 02”||26.81||Capricornus|