Asteroid 2016 WF9
Asteroid 2016 WF9 Position
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Asteroid 2016 WF9 Distance
The distance of Asteroid 2016 WF9 from Earth is currently 742,155,372 kilometers, equivalent to 4.961002 Astronomical Units. Light takes 41 minutes and 15.5639 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 0.14126651 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 Mar 21||20h 57m 51s||-16° 32’ 53”||27.71||Capricornus|
|2020 Mar 22||20h 58m 38s||-16° 30’ 29”||27.71||Capricornus|
|2020 Mar 23||20h 59m 23s||-16° 28’ 06”||27.70||Capricornus|
|2020 Mar 24||21h 00m 10s||-16° 25’ 45”||27.70||Capricornus|
|2020 Mar 25||21h 00m 55s||-16° 23’ 24”||27.70||Capricornus|
|2020 Mar 26||21h 01m 38s||-16° 21’ 05”||27.70||Capricornus|
|2020 Mar 27||21h 02m 23s||-16° 18’ 46”||27.69||Capricornus|
|2020 Mar 28||21h 03m 06s||-16° 16’ 28”||27.69||Capricornus|
|2020 Mar 29||21h 03m 51s||-16° 14’ 13”||27.69||Capricornus|
|2020 Mar 30||21h 04m 33s||-16° 11’ 58”||27.68||Capricornus|
|2020 Mar 31||21h 05m 16s||-16° 09’ 47”||27.68||Capricornus|
|2020 Apr 01||21h 05m 57s||-16° 07’ 35”||27.68||Capricornus|
|2020 Apr 02||21h 06m 39s||-16° 05’ 26”||27.67||Capricornus|
|2020 Apr 03||21h 07m 20s||-16° 03’ 17”||27.67||Capricornus|