Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VG4
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VG4 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) 2020 VG4 Impact Earth?.
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VG4 is currently in the constellation of Centaurus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VG4 is 11h 10m 54s and the Declination is -36° 43’ 38” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VG4 is 25.16 (JPL).
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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VG4 Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VG4 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) 2020 VG4 Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VG4 from Earth is currently 4,830,745 kilometers, equivalent to 0.032292 Astronomical Units. Light takes 16.1136 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VG4 and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VG4 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) 2020 VG4 to Earth
During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VG4 to Earth happens on Tue Nov 17 2020 at a distance of 0.005310 Astronomical Units, or 794,382 kilometers:
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VG4 brightness
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VG4, 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) 2020 VG4 rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VG4 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) 2020 VG4 Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.95420367 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2020-Dec-11 07:35:32
|Argument of perihelion||peri||211.33272856964°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||233.34940480459°|
Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VG4 Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VG4 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VG4 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) 2020 VG4 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VG4 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VG4 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2020 Nov 17||04h 21m 20s||-13° 28’ 33”||18.32||Eridanus|
|2020 Nov 18||07h 14m 09s||-36° 13’ 27”||19.90||Puppis|
|2020 Nov 19||09h 10m 00s||-40° 19’ 35”||21.63||Vela|
|2020 Nov 20||10h 04m 35s||-39° 40’ 59”||22.83||Antlia|
|2020 Nov 21||10h 33m 07s||-38° 41’ 22”||23.67||Antlia|
|2020 Nov 22||10h 50m 13s||-37° 52’ 10”||24.28||Antlia|
|2020 Nov 23||11h 01m 33s||-37° 13’ 58”||24.74||Antlia|
|2020 Nov 24||11h 09m 38s||-36° 44’ 08”||25.11||Centaurus|
|2020 Nov 25||11h 15m 42s||-36° 20’ 27”||25.40||Centaurus|
|2020 Nov 26||11h 20m 30s||-36° 01’ 18”||25.65||Centaurus|
|2020 Nov 27||11h 24m 23s||-35° 45’ 34”||25.86||Centaurus|
|2020 Nov 28||11h 27m 38s||-35° 32’ 29”||26.04||Hydra|
|2020 Nov 29||11h 30m 25s||-35° 21’ 28”||26.19||Hydra|
|2020 Nov 30||11h 32m 53s||-35° 12’ 06”||26.32||Hydra|