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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:53 
Transit: 12:55 
Sunset: 20:59
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Asteroid (NEO) 2017 VN2

Altitude: -23.9°   Azimuth: 329.4°   Direction: North-North-West

Asteroid (NEO) 2017 VN2 is currently in the constellation of Pisces, at a distance of 228,193,982 kilometers from Earth. This image accurately depicts the Moon's current appearance, highlighting the key features near its terminator:

Finder chart of 2017 VN2 in Pisces on May,27 2024
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2017 VN2 in Pisces on May, 27 2024. Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 VN2 is 01h 24m 54s and the Declination is +09° 56’ 59” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 VN2 is 30.05 (JPL).

01h 24m 54s
+09° 56’ 59”

Today's rise, transit and set times of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 VN2 from Greenwich, United Kingdom (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 80.3°
Max altitude: 48.3°
Azimuth: 279.9°

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Additional Resources

Asteroid (NEO) 2017 VN2 Position and Finder Charts

Finder chart of 2017 VN2
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2017 VN2 in Pisces on May, 27 2024
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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Also check out Where is Asteroid (NEO) 2017 VN2?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2017 VN2 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2017 VN2 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 VN2 from Earth is currently 228,193,982 kilometers, equivalent to 1.525383 Astronomical Units. Light takes 12 minutes and 41.1732 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2017 VN2 and arrive to us.

12 minutes and 41.1732 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 VN2 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.

Chart of the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 VN2 from Earth in Astronomical Units (au)

The value of the reported distance might be somewhat inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth.

Closest Approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 VN2 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 VN2 to Earth happens on Mon Nov 20 2028 at a distance of 0.010548 Astronomical Units, or 1,578,001 kilometers:

Mon Nov 20 2028

Asteroid (NEO) 2017 VN2 Brightness and Light Curve

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 VN2, 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.

Chart of the magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 VN2 as a function of time

Asteroid (NEO) 2017 VN2 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 VN2 at epoch 30 March 2024 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460400.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.20551265
Orbit inclination i 1.38969706°
Perihelion distance q 0.71052220 AU
106,292,608 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.07810840 AU
161,282,722 km
Semi-major axis a 0.89431530 AU
133,787,665 km
Orbital period period 0.8458 years
308.9117 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2024-Jan-26 17:51:21
2,460,336.2440 JD
Next perihelion transit 2024-Nov-30 15:44
2,460,645.1557 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 296.4831065277°
Longitude of the ascending node node 251.30292383707°
Mean anomaly M 74.882749477684°
Mean motion n 1.16538140°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 VN2 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 VN2 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 VN2 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!

Orbit Diagram of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 VN2
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Asteroid (NEO) 2017 VN2 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 VN2 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid (NEO) 2017 VN2 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2024 May 20 00h 59m 56s +07° 24’ 43” 30.01 Pisces
2024 May 21 01h 03m 07s +07° 44’ 39” 30.02 Pisces
2024 May 22 01h 06m 20s +08° 04’ 27” 30.02 Pisces
2024 May 23 01h 09m 32s +08° 24’ 10” 30.03 Pisces
2024 May 24 01h 12m 43s +08° 43’ 45” 30.03 Pisces
2024 May 25 01h 15m 56s +09° 03’ 12” 30.03 Pisces
2024 May 26 01h 19m 08s +09° 22’ 35” 30.04 Pisces
2024 May 27 01h 22m 21s +09° 41’ 48” 30.04 Pisces
2024 May 28 01h 25m 33s +10° 00’ 56” 30.05 Pisces
2024 May 29 01h 28m 46s +10° 19’ 54” 30.05 Pisces
2024 May 30 01h 32m 00s +10° 38’ 47” 30.05 Pisces
2024 May 31 01h 35m 14s +10° 57’ 30” 30.06 Pisces
2024 Jun 01 01h 38m 29s +11° 16’ 06” 30.06 Pisces
2024 Jun 02 01h 41m 44s +11° 34’ 35” 30.06 Pisces