Asteroid (NEO) 2017 VN2
Asteroid (NEO) 2017 VN2 is a Near Earth Object. If you've heard news about a potential impact of this asteroid with the Earth, please check out Will Asteroid Asteroid (NEO) 2017 VN2 Impact Earth?.
Asteroid (NEO) 2017 VN2 is currently in the constellation of Capricornus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 VN2 is 21h 49m 06s and the Declination is -12° 20’ 39” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 VN2 is 30.02 (JPL).
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Asteroid (NEO) 2017 VN2 Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2017 VN2 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.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2017 VN2 Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 VN2 from Earth is currently 275,668,737 kilometers, equivalent to 1.842732 Astronomical Units. Light takes 15 minutes and 19.5319 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2017 VN2 and arrive to us.
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.
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 0.010718 Astronomical Units, or 1,603,409 kilometers:
Asteroid (NEO) 2017 VN2 brightness
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.
Asteroid (NEO) 2017 VN2 rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 VN2 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 (NEO) 2017 VN2 Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.71046054 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2020-Sep-07 23:12:18
|Next perihelion transit||2021-Jul-14 02:30
|Argument of perihelion||peri||295.81181678973°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||251.90803688727°|
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!
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.
|2021 Jan 11||21h 22m 39s||-14° 31’ 05”||30.00||Capricornus|
|2021 Jan 12||21h 26m 18s||-14° 13’ 46”||30.00||Aquarius|
|2021 Jan 13||21h 29m 57s||-13° 56’ 18”||30.00||Capricornus|
|2021 Jan 14||21h 33m 35s||-13° 38’ 40”||30.01||Capricornus|
|2021 Jan 15||21h 37m 12s||-13° 20’ 53”||30.01||Capricornus|
|2021 Jan 16||21h 40m 47s||-13° 02’ 57”||30.01||Capricornus|
|2021 Jan 17||21h 44m 22s||-12° 44’ 52”||30.01||Capricornus|
|2021 Jan 18||21h 47m 57s||-12° 26’ 38”||30.02||Capricornus|
|2021 Jan 19||21h 51m 29s||-12° 08’ 16”||30.02||Capricornus|
|2021 Jan 20||21h 55m 00s||-11° 49’ 45”||30.02||Capricornus|
|2021 Jan 21||21h 58m 32s||-11° 31’ 08”||30.02||Capricornus|
|2021 Jan 22||22h 02m 02s||-11° 12’ 21”||30.02||Aquarius|
|2021 Jan 23||22h 05m 31s||-10° 53’ 30”||30.03||Aquarius|
|2021 Jan 24||22h 08m 59s||-10° 34’ 31”||30.03||Aquarius|