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Asteroid (NEO) 2017 VN2

Asteroid (NEO) 2017 VN2 is currently in the constellation of Pisces.

The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 VN2 is 00h 28m 48s and the Declination is +04° 19’ 47” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 VN2 is 29.09 (JPL).

00h 28m 48s
+04° 19’ 47”

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

Azimuth: 85.7°
Max altitude: 42.9°
Azimuth: 274.5°
  • 2017 VN2 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
  • Right now it is placed in the East-South-East direction at an altitude of 26° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2017 VN2 is visible only through long exposure photography.
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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.

Finder chart of 2017 VN2 in Pisces on May,30 2023
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2017 VN2 in Pisces on May, 30 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Finder chart of 2017 VN2
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2017 VN2 in Pisces on May, 30 2023
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 102,904,735 kilometers, equivalent to 0.687876 Astronomical Units. Light takes 5 minutes and 43.2532 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2017 VN2 and arrive to us.

5 minutes and 43.2532 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 24 February 2023 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.20550223
Orbit inclination i 1.38949204°
Perihelion distance q 0.71053436 AU
106,294,428 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.07810341 AU
161,281,975 km
Semi-major axis a 0.89431889 AU
133,788,201 km
Orbital period period 0.8458 years
308.9136 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2023-Mar-23 20:06:57
2,460,027.3382 JD
Next perihelion transit 2024-Jan-26 18:02
2,460,336.2518 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 296.4721734806°
Longitude of the ascending node node 251.31629645261°
Mean anomaly M 328.72348293672°
Mean motion n 1.16537439°/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
2023 May 23 00h 10m 29s +02° 08’ 04” 29.05 Pisces
2023 May 24 00h 13m 00s +02° 26’ 23” 29.05 Pisces
2023 May 25 00h 15m 32s +02° 44’ 44” 29.06 Pisces
2023 May 26 00h 18m 03s +03° 03’ 05” 29.06 Pisces
2023 May 27 00h 20m 36s +03° 21’ 26” 29.07 Pisces
2023 May 28 00h 23m 09s +03° 39’ 48” 29.07 Pisces
2023 May 29 00h 25m 44s +03° 58’ 10” 29.08 Pisces
2023 May 30 00h 28m 18s +04° 16’ 32” 29.09 Pisces
2023 May 31 00h 30m 54s +04° 34’ 54” 29.09 Pisces
2023 Jun 01 00h 33m 29s +04° 53’ 16” 29.10 Pisces
2023 Jun 02 00h 36m 06s +05° 11’ 35” 29.10 Pisces
2023 Jun 03 00h 38m 43s +05° 29’ 53” 29.11 Pisces
2023 Jun 04 00h 41m 21s +05° 48’ 11” 29.11 Pisces
2023 Jun 05 00h 43m 59s +06° 06’ 28” 29.12 Pisces