Asteroid (NEO) 2019 VL5
Asteroid (NEO) 2019 VL5 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) 2019 VL5 Impact Earth?.
Asteroid (NEO) 2019 VL5 is currently in the constellation of Perseus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 VL5 is 03h 38m 26s and the Declination is +33° 37’ 41” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 VL5 is 22.87 (JPL).
Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2019 VL5 [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]:
- 2019 VL5 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
- It is visible looking in the East-North-East direction at an altitude of 25° above the horizon.
- Given its current magnitude, 2019 VL5 is visible only through long exposure photography.
- See also 2019 VL5 rise and set times.
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Additional information about Asteroid (NEO) 2019 VL5 available on TheSkyLive:
Asteroid (NEO) 2019 VL5 Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2019 VL5 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.
Also check out Where is Asteroid (NEO) 2019 VL5?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2019 VL5 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.
Asteroid (NEO) 2019 VL5 Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 VL5 from Earth is currently 18,352,822 kilometers, equivalent to 0.122681 Astronomical Units. Light takes 1 minutes and 1.2184 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2019 VL5 and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 VL5 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) 2019 VL5 to Earth
During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 VL5 to Earth happens on Sun Nov 15 2020 at a distance of 0.021733 Astronomical Units, or 3,251,182 kilometers:
Asteroid (NEO) 2019 VL5 brightness
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 VL5, 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) 2019 VL5 rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 VL5 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) 2019 VL5 Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.72110873 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2020-Jan-27 01:31:58
|Next perihelion transit||2021-Jan-26 20:11
|Argument of perihelion||peri||231.26406817156°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||285.57743550066°|
Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 VL5 Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 VL5 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 VL5 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) 2019 VL5 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 VL5 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid (NEO) 2019 VL5 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2020 Oct 14||03h 35m 39s||+30° 24’ 15”||23.66||Taurus|
|2020 Oct 15||03h 36m 10s||+30° 45’ 20”||23.57||Taurus|
|2020 Oct 16||03h 36m 38s||+31° 07’ 18”||23.47||Perseus|
|2020 Oct 17||03h 37m 05s||+31° 30’ 15”||23.37||Perseus|
|2020 Oct 18||03h 37m 27s||+31° 54’ 18”||23.27||Perseus|
|2020 Oct 19||03h 37m 46s||+32° 19’ 33”||23.17||Perseus|
|2020 Oct 20||03h 38m 03s||+32° 46’ 10”||23.07||Perseus|
|2020 Oct 21||03h 38m 16s||+33° 14’ 18”||22.96||Perseus|
|2020 Oct 22||03h 38m 25s||+33° 44’ 09”||22.85||Perseus|
|2020 Oct 23||03h 38m 30s||+34° 15’ 56”||22.73||Perseus|
|2020 Oct 24||03h 38m 30s||+34° 49’ 51”||22.62||Perseus|
|2020 Oct 25||03h 38m 27s||+35° 26’ 17”||22.50||Perseus|
|2020 Oct 26||03h 38m 18s||+36° 05’ 33”||22.38||Perseus|
|2020 Oct 27||03h 38m 04s||+36° 48’ 02”||22.25||Perseus|