Asteroid 2016 WF9
Asteroid 2016 WF9 Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Asteroid 2016 WF9 is now with respect to the brightest stars and constellations. More advanced sky charts are available on TheSkyLive for this object: 1) the Online Planetarium which is interactive and allows to select dates and additional objects to visualize; and 2) the Live Position and Data Tracker which provides the highest precision position data and features deep sky imagery from the Digitized Sky Survey.
Asteroid 2016 WF9 Rise and Set Times
Asteroid 2016 WF9 is circumpolar from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] and transits at 20:00 UTC (altitude: 85.6°)
Asteroid 2016 WF9 Orbit Diagram
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 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.
|2017 Mar 21||20.71||07h 30m 57s||+47° 42’ 25”||Lynx|
|2017 Mar 22||20.75||07h 39m 29s||+47° 43’ 38”||Lynx|
|2017 Mar 23||20.78||07h 47m 48s||+47° 42’ 15”||Lynx|
|2017 Mar 24||20.81||07h 55m 57s||+47° 38’ 26”||Lynx|
|2017 Mar 25||20.84||08h 03m 52s||+47° 32’ 18”||Lynx|
|2017 Mar 26||20.88||08h 11m 35s||+47° 24’ 06”||Lynx|
|2017 Mar 27||20.91||08h 19m 05s||+47° 13’ 59”||Lynx|
|2017 Mar 28||20.95||08h 26m 21s||+47° 02’ 03”||Lynx|
|2017 Mar 29||20.98||08h 33m 23s||+46° 48’ 29”||Lynx|
|2017 Mar 30||21.02||08h 40m 13s||+46° 33’ 28”||Lynx|
|2017 Mar 31||21.06||08h 46m 49s||+46° 17’ 05”||Lynx|
|2017 Apr 01||21.10||08h 53m 12s||+45° 59’ 30”||Lynx|
|2017 Apr 02||21.14||08h 59m 24s||+45° 40’ 50”||Lynx|
|2017 Apr 03||21.18||09h 05m 21s||+45° 21’ 10”||Lynx|
Distance of Asteroid 2016 WF9 from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 2016 WF9 from Earth as a function of time. Distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with a 2 days interval. The reported distances might be inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of 2016 WF9 is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Light Curve of Asteroid 2016 WF9
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 Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 2016 WF9 at epoch 15 February 2017 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457800.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||0.98174256 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2017-Feb-01 04:08:31
|Next perihelion transit||2021-Dec-13 21:19
|Argument of perihelion||peri||342.43374933187°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||125.42647356278°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2017-Feb-25|
|Distance of closest approach*||0.34077509 AU
* NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed for the time interval between 2014-Jan-01 and 2035-Jan-01, with a sampling interval of 1 day.