Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VP4
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VP4 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 VP4 Impact Earth?.
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VP4 is currently in the constellation of Tucana. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VP4 is 22h 23m 00s and the Declination is -58° 10’ 06” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VP4 is 21.87 (JPL).
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Additional information about Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VP4 available on TheSkyLive:
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VP4 Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VP4 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 VP4 Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VP4 from Earth is currently 1,727,830 kilometers, equivalent to 0.011550 Astronomical Units. Light takes 5.7634 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VP4 and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VP4 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 VP4 to Earth
During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VP4 to Earth happens on Thu Nov 19 2020 at a distance of 0.007285 Astronomical Units, or 1,089,806 kilometers:
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VP4 brightness
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VP4, 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 VP4 rise and set times
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VP4 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) 2020 VP4 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 VP4 Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.81009931 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2020-Apr-13 05:06:09
|Next perihelion transit||2021-Mar-06 03:57
|Argument of perihelion||peri||312.12264997025°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||234.4324642266°|
Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VP4 Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VP4 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VP4 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 VP4 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VP4 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 VP4 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2020 Nov 17||02h 59m 09s||+13° 43’ 58”||18.23||Aries|
|2020 Nov 18||02h 36m 16s||+03° 35’ 05”||18.37||Cetus|
|2020 Nov 19||02h 08m 13s||-09° 09’ 43”||18.60||Cetus|
|2020 Nov 20||01h 34m 02s||-23° 18’ 38”||19.02||Cetus|
|2020 Nov 21||00h 53m 21s||-36° 28’ 45”||19.62||Sculptor|
|2020 Nov 22||00h 07m 02s||-46° 43’ 24”||20.33||Phoenix|
|2020 Nov 23||23h 17m 57s||-53° 36’ 57”||21.07||Grus|
|2020 Nov 24||22h 30m 02s||-57° 45’ 37”||21.77||Tucana|
|2020 Nov 25||21h 46m 51s||-60° 00’ 30”||22.42||Indus|
|2020 Nov 26||21h 10m 05s||-61° 04’ 35”||23.02||Pavo|
|2020 Nov 27||20h 39m 42s||-61° 27’ 12”||23.56||Pavo|
|2020 Nov 28||20h 14m 57s||-61° 26’ 30”||24.00||Pavo|
|2020 Nov 29||19h 54m 43s||-61° 13’ 04”||24.00||Pavo|
|2020 Nov 30||19h 38m 04s||-60° 52’ 50”||25.00||Pavo|