Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VP1
Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VP1 is a Near Earth Object. If you've heard news about a potential impact of this asteroid with the Earth, please check out Will Asteroid Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VP1 Impact Earth?.
Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VP1 is currently in the constellation of Scorpius. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VP1 is 16h 16m 06s and the Declination is -32° 37’ 47” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VP1 is 31.00 (JPL).
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Additional information about Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VP1 available on TheSkyLive:
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.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VP1 Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VP1 from Earth is currently 8,758,640 kilometers, equivalent to 0.058548 Astronomical Units. Light takes 29.2157 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
During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VP1 to Earth happens on Mon Nov 2 2020 at a distance of 0.002802 Astronomical Units, or 419,124 kilometers:
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||0.90513266 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2020-Sep-28 08:06:02
|Next perihelion transit||2022-Sep-29 01:43
|Argument of perihelion||peri||315.12421740887°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||39.815589371536°|
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 Oct 16||16h 06m 56s||-32° 09’ 57”||32.00||Lupus|
|2020 Oct 17||16h 08m 06s||-32° 14’ 14”||32.00||Scorpius|
|2020 Oct 18||16h 09m 15s||-32° 18’ 23”||32.00||Scorpius|
|2020 Oct 19||16h 10m 28s||-32° 22’ 21”||31.00||Scorpius|
|2020 Oct 20||16h 11m 44s||-32° 26’ 11”||31.00||Scorpius|
|2020 Oct 21||16h 13m 05s||-32° 29’ 52”||31.00||Scorpius|
|2020 Oct 22||16h 14m 31s||-32° 33’ 24”||31.00||Scorpius|
|2020 Oct 23||16h 16m 06s||-32° 36’ 51”||31.00||Scorpius|
|2020 Oct 24||16h 17m 53s||-32° 40’ 09”||31.00||Scorpius|
|2020 Oct 25||16h 19m 59s||-32° 43’ 23”||31.00||Scorpius|
|2020 Oct 26||16h 22m 27s||-32° 46’ 33”||31.00||Scorpius|
|2020 Oct 27||16h 25m 36s||-32° 49’ 37”||31.00||Scorpius|
|2020 Oct 28||16h 29m 42s||-32° 52’ 35”||30.00||Scorpius|
|2020 Oct 29||16h 35m 30s||-32° 55’ 09”||30.00||Scorpius|