Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VT3
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VT3 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 VT3 Impact Earth?.
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VT3 is currently in the constellation of Libra. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VT3 is 14h 38m 37s and the Declination is -13° 36’ 20” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VT3 is 32.00 (JPL).
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Additional information about Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VT3 available on TheSkyLive:
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VT3 Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VT3 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 VT3 Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VT3 from Earth is currently 6,554,984 kilometers, equivalent to 0.043817 Astronomical Units. Light takes 21.8651 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VT3 and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VT3 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 VT3 to Earth
During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VT3 to Earth happens on Sun Nov 15 2020 at a distance of 0.003147 Astronomical Units, or 470,800 kilometers:
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VT3 brightness
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VT3, 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 VT3 rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VT3 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 VT3 Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.83420709 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2021-Jan-04 03:47:09
|Argument of perihelion||peri||211.61774863467°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||267.96300282612°|
Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VT3 Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VT3 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VT3 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 VT3 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VT3 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 VT3 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2020 Nov 17||15h 11m 36s||+08° 01’ 06”||27.00||Serpens|
|2020 Nov 18||14h 54m 50s||-02° 50’ 44”||30.00||Libra|
|2020 Nov 19||14h 47m 57s||-07° 17’ 20”||32.00||Libra|
|2020 Nov 20||14h 44m 16s||-09° 40’ 24”||32.00||Libra|
|2020 Nov 21||14h 41m 57s||-11° 09’ 29”||33.00||Libra|
|2020 Nov 22||14h 40m 24s||-12° 10’ 20”||33.00||Libra|
|2020 Nov 23||14h 39m 20s||-12° 54’ 39”||32.00||Libra|
|2020 Nov 24||14h 38m 35s||-13° 28’ 28”||32.00||Libra|
|2020 Nov 25||14h 38m 02s||-13° 55’ 14”||32.00||Libra|
|2020 Nov 26||14h 37m 40s||-14° 17’ 04”||32.00||Libra|
|2020 Nov 27||14h 37m 26s||-14° 35’ 21”||32.00||Libra|
|2020 Nov 28||14h 37m 18s||-14° 50’ 56”||32.00||Libra|
|2020 Nov 29||14h 37m 17s||-15° 04’ 29”||32.00||Libra|
|2020 Nov 30||14h 37m 21s||-15° 16’ 32”||32.00||Libra|