Asteroid (NEO) 2017 WJ16
Asteroid (NEO) 2017 WJ16 Position
Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid (NEO) 2017 WJ16 is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see full screen Online Planetarium)
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Asteroid (NEO) 2017 WJ16 Distance
The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 WJ16 from Earth is currently 204,995,193 kilometers, equivalent to 1.370308 Astronomical Units. Light takes 11 minutes and 23.7904 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2017 WJ16 and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 WJ16 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 WJ16 to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 WJ16 to Earth happens on Sun Nov 21 2055 at a distance of 0.00873503 Astronomical Units, or 1,306,741 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Asteroid (NEO) 2017 WJ16 brightness
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 WJ16, 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 WJ16 rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 WJ16 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 WJ16 Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.64948362 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2019-Jan-15 13:49:29
|Next perihelion transit||2019-Oct-15 19:07
|Argument of perihelion||peri||187.18367201141°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||59.22784487608°|
Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 WJ16 Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 WJ16 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 WJ16 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 WJ16 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 WJ16 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 WJ16 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2020 Jan 17||22h 49m 45s||-09° 46’ 46”||26.59||Aquarius|
|2020 Jan 18||22h 53m 43s||-09° 19’ 00”||26.60||Aquarius|
|2020 Jan 19||22h 57m 39s||-08° 51’ 10”||26.60||Aquarius|
|2020 Jan 20||23h 01m 33s||-08° 23’ 17”||26.61||Aquarius|
|2020 Jan 21||23h 05m 26s||-07° 55’ 23”||26.62||Aquarius|
|2020 Jan 22||23h 09m 19s||-07° 27’ 29”||26.62||Aquarius|
|2020 Jan 23||23h 13m 09s||-06° 59’ 34”||26.63||Aquarius|
|2020 Jan 24||23h 16m 58s||-06° 31’ 38”||26.64||Aquarius|
|2020 Jan 25||23h 20m 44s||-06° 03’ 43”||26.64||Aquarius|
|2020 Jan 26||23h 24m 30s||-05° 35’ 49”||26.65||Aquarius|
|2020 Jan 27||23h 28m 14s||-05° 07’ 58”||26.65||Aquarius|
|2020 Jan 28||23h 31m 59s||-04° 40’ 06”||26.66||Aquarius|
|2020 Jan 29||23h 35m 40s||-04° 12’ 19”||26.67||Aquarius|
|2020 Jan 30||23h 39m 21s||-03° 44’ 33”||26.67||Aquarius|