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Asteroid (NEO) 2019 VX3

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Asteroid (NEO) 2019 VX3 Position

Asteroid (NEO) 2019 VX3 is currently in the constellation of Centaurus. The current Right Ascension is 14h 20m 11s and the Declination is -40° 48’ 56”.

14h 20m 11s
-40° 48’ 56”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid (NEO) 2019 VX3 is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see fuillscreen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2019 VX3 in Centaurus on November, 15 2019
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Also check out Where is Asteroid (NEO) 2019 VX3?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2019 VX3 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2019 VX3 Distance

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 VX3 from Earth is currently 5,857,341 kilometers, equivalent to 0.039154 Astronomical Units. Light takes 19.5380 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2019 VX3 and arrive to us.

19.5380 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 VX3 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) 2019 VX3 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) 2019 VX3 to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 VX3 to Earth happens on Mon Nov 11 2019 at a distance of 0.01036162 Astronomical Units, or 1,550,077 kilometers:

Mon Nov 11 2019

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

Asteroid (NEO) 2019 VX3 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 VX3 is 29.00.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 VX3, 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) 2019 VX3 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2019 VX3 rise and set times

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Asteroid (NEO) 2019 VX3 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 VX3 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) 2019 VX3 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 VX3 at epoch 04 November 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458792.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.62913189
Orbit inclination i 6.46314894°
Perihelion distance q 0.74343188 AU
111,215,826 km
Aphelion distance Q 3.26571243 AU
488,543,626 km
Semi-major axis a 2.00457215 AU
299,879,726 km
Orbital period period 2.8400 years
1,036.6472 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2019-Dec-24 11:22:45
2,458,841.9741 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 253.64874000163°
Longitude of the ascending node node 223.46453274279°
Mean anomaly M 342.81894925329°
Mean motion n 0.34727341°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 VX3 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 VX3 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 VX3 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) 2019 VX3
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Asteroid (NEO) 2019 VX3 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 VX3 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 VX3 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2019 Nov 08 01h 43m 46s +06° 42’ 52” 20.25 Pisces
2019 Nov 09 01h 36m 54s -01° 23’ 50” 19.75 Cetus
2019 Nov 10 01h 21m 47s -18° 41’ 07” 19.29 Cetus
2019 Nov 11 00h 22m 36s -57° 00’ 42” 19.73 Phoenix
2019 Nov 12 16h 27m 19s -72° 41’ 17” 23.00 Apus
2019 Nov 13 14h 47m 54s -55° 01’ 09” 25.00 Lupus
2019 Nov 14 14h 28m 45s -46° 13’ 00” 27.00 Lupus
2019 Nov 15 14h 20m 52s -41° 21’ 35” 29.00 Centaurus
2019 Nov 16 14h 16m 36s -38° 19’ 42” 29.00 Centaurus
2019 Nov 17 14h 14m 00s -36° 15’ 48” 30.00 Centaurus
2019 Nov 18 14h 12m 18s -34° 46’ 00” 30.00 Centaurus
2019 Nov 19 14h 11m 07s -33° 37’ 50” 30.00 Centaurus
2019 Nov 20 14h 10m 18s -32° 44’ 12” 31.00 Centaurus
2019 Nov 21 14h 09m 47s -32° 00’ 50” 31.00 Centaurus