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 fuillscreen Online Planetarium)
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Asteroid (NEO) 2017 WJ16 Distance
The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 WJ16 from Earth is currently 196,330,010 kilometers, equivalent to 1.312385 Astronomical Units. Light takes 10 minutes and 54.8864 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, 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 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.
|2019 Dec 07||19h 33m 55s||-25° 09’ 19”||26.21||Sagittarius|
|2019 Dec 08||19h 39m 33s||-24° 56’ 53”||26.23||Sagittarius|
|2019 Dec 09||19h 45m 11s||-24° 43’ 42”||26.24||Sagittarius|
|2019 Dec 10||19h 50m 44s||-24° 29’ 45”||26.25||Sagittarius|
|2019 Dec 11||19h 56m 16s||-24° 15’ 05”||26.26||Sagittarius|
|2019 Dec 12||20h 01m 45s||-23° 59’ 40”||26.27||Sagittarius|
|2019 Dec 13||20h 07m 10s||-23° 43’ 36”||26.28||Sagittarius|
|2019 Dec 14||20h 12m 34s||-23° 26’ 49”||26.29||Capricornus|
|2019 Dec 15||20h 17m 54s||-23° 09’ 25”||26.30||Capricornus|
|2019 Dec 16||20h 23m 12s||-22° 51’ 24”||26.31||Capricornus|
|2019 Dec 17||20h 28m 27s||-22° 32’ 47”||26.32||Capricornus|
|2019 Dec 18||20h 33m 41s||-22° 13’ 33”||26.33||Capricornus|
|2019 Dec 19||20h 38m 49s||-21° 53’ 48”||26.34||Capricornus|
|2019 Dec 20||20h 43m 57s||-21° 33’ 29”||26.35||Capricornus|