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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VV6

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VV6 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 VV6 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VV6 is currently in the constellation of Aries. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VV6 is 03h 25m 15s and the Declination is +19° 44’ 06” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VV6 is 23.18 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VV6 [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]:

03h 25m 15s
+19° 44’ 06”
Aries
23.18
  • 2020 VV6 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the West direction at an altitude of 31° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2020 VV6 is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 2020 VV6 rise and set times.
  • Go to interactive sky chart

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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VV6 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VV6 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.

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VV6 in Aries on November, 24 2020
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VV6 in Aries on November, 24 2020
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Also check out Where is Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VV6?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VV6 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VV6 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VV6 from Earth is currently 16,348,161 kilometers, equivalent to 0.109281 Astronomical Units. Light takes 54.5316 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VV6 and arrive to us.

16,348,161
0.109281
54.5316 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VV6 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) 2020 VV6 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) 2020 VV6 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VV6 to Earth happens on Fri Nov 13 2020 at a distance of 0.006981 Astronomical Units, or 1,044,384 kilometers:

Fri Nov 13 2020
1,044,384
0.006981

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VV6 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VV6 is 23.18.

23.18

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VV6, 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) 2020 VV6 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VV6 rise and set times

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

Today's Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VV6 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 70.1°
Max altitude: 58.5°
Azimuth: 289.8°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VV6 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 VV6 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VV6 at epoch 14 November 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459168.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.57061731
Orbit inclination i 2.66436706°
Perihelion distance q 0.65390463 AU
97,822,741 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.39188482 AU
357,820,877 km
Semi-major axis a 1.52289473 AU
227,821,809 km
Orbital period period 1.8800 years
686.4411 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Sep-23 23:31:09
2,459,116.4800 JD
Next perihelion transit 2022-Aug-11 10:06
2,459,802.9210 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 265.8396016976°
Longitude of the ascending node node 59.092588492066°
Mean anomaly M 27.281601583473°
Mean motion n 0.52444415°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VV6 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VV6 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VV6 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) 2020 VV6
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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VV6 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VV6 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 VV6 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Nov 17 03h 43m 13s +14° 21’ 38” 20.65 Taurus
2020 Nov 18 03h 37m 33s +16° 04’ 37” 21.04 Taurus
2020 Nov 19 03h 33m 47s +17° 12’ 20” 21.42 Taurus
2020 Nov 20 03h 31m 06s +18° 00’ 09” 21.82 Taurus
2020 Nov 21 03h 29m 07s +18° 35’ 40” 22.20 Taurus
2020 Nov 22 03h 27m 34s +19° 03’ 07” 22.55 Taurus
2020 Nov 23 03h 26m 22s +19° 24’ 56” 22.86 Taurus
2020 Nov 24 03h 25m 24s +19° 42’ 42” 23.14 Aries
2020 Nov 25 03h 24m 38s +19° 57’ 26” 23.40 Aries
2020 Nov 26 03h 24m 01s +20° 09’ 52” 23.64 Aries
2020 Nov 27 03h 23m 30s +20° 20’ 30” 23.86 Aries
2020 Nov 28 03h 23m 07s +20° 29’ 43” 24.07 Aries
2020 Nov 29 03h 22m 47s +20° 37’ 46” 24.27 Aries
2020 Nov 30 03h 22m 33s +20° 44’ 53” 24.45 Aries