Asteroid 2016 WF9
Asteroid 2016 WF9 is currently in the constellation of Libra. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 2016 WF9 is 15h 25m 37s and the Declination is -07° 11’ 24” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid 2016 WF9 is 26.14 (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-West direction at an altitude of 25° 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 541,971,680 kilometers, equivalent to 3.622857 Astronomical Units. Light takes 30 minutes and 7.8229 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 Sun Dec 31 2045 at a distance of 0.139344 Astronomical Units, or 20,845,598 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||0.95747764 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2021-Dec-09 05:03:13
|Next perihelion transit||2026-Oct-02 20:08
|Argument of perihelion||peri||342.88222360227°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||125.19012527533°|
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.
|2022 Sep 17||15h 16m 44s||-06° 13’ 06”||26.07||Libra|
|2022 Sep 18||15h 17m 52s||-06° 20’ 52”||26.08||Libra|
|2022 Sep 19||15h 19m 00s||-06° 28’ 32”||26.09||Libra|
|2022 Sep 20||15h 20m 08s||-06° 36’ 10”||26.10||Libra|
|2022 Sep 21||15h 21m 19s||-06° 43’ 45”||26.11||Libra|
|2022 Sep 22||15h 22m 27s||-06° 51’ 15”||26.11||Libra|
|2022 Sep 23||15h 23m 38s||-06° 58’ 41”||26.12||Libra|
|2022 Sep 24||15h 24m 47s||-07° 06’ 06”||26.13||Libra|
|2022 Sep 25||15h 25m 56s||-07° 13’ 24”||26.14||Libra|
|2022 Sep 26||15h 27m 07s||-07° 20’ 41”||26.15||Libra|
|2022 Sep 27||15h 28m 18s||-07° 27’ 53”||26.16||Libra|
|2022 Sep 28||15h 29m 29s||-07° 35’ 03”||26.16||Libra|
|2022 Sep 29||15h 30m 39s||-07° 42’ 08”||26.17||Libra|
|2022 Sep 30||15h 31m 50s||-07° 49’ 09”||26.18||Libra|