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Asteroid (NEO) 2017 VN2

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Asteroid (NEO) 2017 VN2 Position

Asteroid (NEO) 2017 VN2 is currently in the constellation of Gemini. The current Right Ascension is 07h 45m 34s and the Declination is +21° 08’ 28”.

07h 45m 34s
+21° 08’ 28”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid (NEO) 2017 VN2 is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see fuillscreen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2017 VN2 in Gemini on August, 21 2019
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 VN2 from Earth is currently 237,063,961 kilometers, equivalent to 1.584675 Astronomical Units. Light takes 13 minutes and 10.7603 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2017 VN2 and arrive to us.

237,063,961
1.584675
13 minutes and 10.7603 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.

Distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 VN2 from Earth between January 2013 and December 2100

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

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 VN2 to Earth happens on Mon Nov 20 2028 at a distance of 0.01073581 Astronomical Units, or 1,606,054 kilometers:

Mon Nov 20 2028
1,606,054
0.010736

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

Asteroid (NEO) 2017 VN2 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 VN2 is 29.72.

29.72

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.

Predicted magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 VN2 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2017 VN2 rise and set times

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

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

Azimuth: 68.8°
Max altitude: 59.6°
Azimuth: 291.0°
Asteroid (NEO) 2017 VN2 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 VN2 touches the horizon, consideting the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmoshpere conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.

Asteroid (NEO) 2017 VN2 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 VN2 at epoch 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.20597854
Orbit inclination i 1.39002562°
Perihelion distance q 0.71045398 AU
106,282,402 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.07905427 AU
161,424,221 km
Semi-major axis a 0.89475412 AU
133,853,312 km
Orbital period period 0.8500 years
309.1391 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2018-Dec-29 16:41:31
2,458,482.1955 JD
Next perihelion transit 2019-Nov-03 20:01
2,458,791.3346 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 295.81759761978°
Longitude of the ascending node node 251.91428021636°
Mean anomaly M 137.76845294864°
Mean motion n 1.16452418°/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
2019 Aug 14 07h 12m 33s +22° 25’ 04” 29.79 Gemini
2019 Aug 15 07h 17m 03s +22° 16’ 05” 29.78 Gemini
2019 Aug 16 07h 21m 37s +22° 06’ 38” 29.77 Gemini
2019 Aug 17 07h 26m 08s +21° 56’ 38” 29.76 Gemini
2019 Aug 18 07h 30m 42s +21° 46’ 09” 29.75 Gemini
2019 Aug 19 07h 35m 16s +21° 35’ 08” 29.74 Gemini
2019 Aug 20 07h 39m 50s +21° 23’ 36” 29.73 Gemini
2019 Aug 21 07h 44m 25s +21° 11’ 35” 29.72 Gemini
2019 Aug 22 07h 49m 00s +20° 59’ 02” 29.71 Gemini
2019 Aug 23 07h 53m 35s +20° 45’ 59” 29.70 Gemini
2019 Aug 24 07h 58m 10s +20° 32’ 25” 29.69 Gemini
2019 Aug 25 08h 02m 47s +20° 18’ 20” 29.68 Cancer
2019 Aug 26 08h 07m 23s +20° 03’ 43” 29.67 Cancer
2019 Aug 27 08h 11m 59s +19° 48’ 38” 29.65 Cancer