Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VP1
Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VP1 Position
Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VP1 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) 2018 VP1 Distance
The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VP1 from Earth is currently 317,802,119 kilometers, equivalent to 2.124376 Astronomical Units. Light takes 17 minutes and 40.0738 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VP1 and arrive to us.
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.
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 248,966 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VP1 brightness
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.
Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VP1 rise and set times
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
|Perihelion distance||q||0.90524100 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2018-Sep-28 17:34:55
|Next perihelion transit||2020-Sep-28 10:14
|Argument of perihelion||peri||315.14309521271°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||39.819635074603°|
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!
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.
|2020 Jan 17||14h 55m 00s||-15° 36’ 11”||35.46||Libra|
|2020 Jan 18||14h 56m 34s||-15° 43’ 23”||35.45||Libra|
|2020 Jan 19||14h 58m 08s||-15° 50’ 32”||35.44||Libra|
|2020 Jan 20||14h 59m 40s||-15° 57’ 38”||35.42||Libra|
|2020 Jan 21||15h 01m 14s||-16° 04’ 39”||35.41||Libra|
|2020 Jan 22||15h 02m 47s||-16° 11’ 35”||35.40||Libra|
|2020 Jan 23||15h 04m 19s||-16° 18’ 29”||35.38||Libra|
|2020 Jan 24||15h 05m 52s||-16° 25’ 18”||35.37||Libra|
|2020 Jan 25||15h 07m 24s||-16° 32’ 03”||35.35||Libra|
|2020 Jan 26||15h 08m 56s||-16° 38’ 45”||35.34||Libra|
|2020 Jan 27||15h 10m 27s||-16° 45’ 24”||35.32||Libra|
|2020 Jan 28||15h 11m 58s||-16° 51’ 57”||35.31||Libra|
|2020 Jan 29||15h 13m 29s||-16° 58’ 28”||35.29||Libra|
|2020 Jan 30||15h 15m 01s||-17° 04’ 54”||35.28||Libra|