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Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VP1

Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VP1 is currently in the constellation of Libra. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VP1 is 14h 28m 40s and the Declination is -22° 58’ 39” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VP1 is 31.65 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VP1 [tip: you can also create a Quick Access page for this data if you access it frequently and would like to have a simpler view]:

14h 28m 40s
-22° 58’ 39”
Libra
31.65

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Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VP1 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VP1 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.

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VP1 in Libra on August, 06 2020
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VP1 in Libra on August, 06 2020
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Also check out Where is Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VP1?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VP1 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VP1 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VP1 from Earth is currently 63,741,311 kilometers, equivalent to 0.426084 Astronomical Units. Light takes 3 minutes and 32.6181 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VP1 and arrive to us.

63,741,311
0.426084
3 minutes and 32.6181 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VP1 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) 2018 VP1 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) 2018 VP1 to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VP1 to Earth happens on Sat Nov 3 2018 at a distance of 0.00166423 Astronomical Units, or 248,965 kilometers:

Sat Nov 3 2018
248,965
0.001664

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

Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VP1 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VP1 is 31.65.

31.65

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VP1, 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) 2018 VP1 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VP1 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) 2018 VP1 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 113.0°
Max altitude: 15.5°
Azimuth: 247.0°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VP1 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) 2018 VP1 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VP1 at epoch 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.42991699
Orbit inclination i 3.24188598°
Perihelion distance q 0.90513266 AU
135,405,919 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.27030895 AU
339,633,385 km
Semi-major axis a 1.58772081 AU
237,519,652 km
Orbital period period 2.0000 years
730.7345 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Sep-28 08:06:02
2,459,120.8375 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 315.12421740887°
Longitude of the ascending node node 39.815589371536°
Mean anomaly M 300.71511807395°
Mean motion n 0.49265497°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VP1 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VP1 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VP1 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) 2018 VP1
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Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VP1 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VP1 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VP1 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Jul 30 14h 23m 08s -22° 14’ 50” 31.63 Libra
2020 Jul 31 14h 23m 43s -22° 20’ 00” 31.63 Libra
2020 Aug 01 14h 24m 21s -22° 25’ 23” 31.64 Libra
2020 Aug 02 14h 25m 03s -22° 31’ 00” 31.64 Libra
2020 Aug 03 14h 25m 46s -22° 36’ 47” 31.64 Libra
2020 Aug 04 14h 26m 34s -22° 42’ 46” 31.64 Libra
2020 Aug 05 14h 27m 23s -22° 48’ 56” 31.65 Libra
2020 Aug 06 14h 28m 14s -22° 55’ 18” 31.65 Libra
2020 Aug 07 14h 29m 07s -23° 01’ 51” 31.65 Libra
2020 Aug 08 14h 30m 02s -23° 08’ 35” 31.65 Libra
2020 Aug 09 14h 31m 00s -23° 15’ 28” 31.65 Libra
2020 Aug 10 14h 32m 02s -23° 22’ 31” 31.65 Libra
2020 Aug 11 14h 33m 03s -23° 29’ 43” 31.65 Libra
2020 Aug 12 14h 34m 09s -23° 37’ 04” 31.65 Libra