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Asteroid (NEO) 2021 JV

Asteroid (NEO) 2021 JV 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) 2021 JV Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2021 JV is currently in the constellation of Pisces. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 JV is 00h 25m 10s and the Declination is +19° 21’ 19” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 JV is 24.38 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2021 JV [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]:

00h 25m 10s
+19° 21’ 19”
Pisces
24.38
  • 2021 JV is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the South direction at an altitude of 58° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2021 JV is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 2021 JV rise and set times.
  • Go to interactive sky chart

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Asteroid (NEO) 2021 JV Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2021 JV 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) 2021 JV in Pisces on May, 06 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2021 JV in Pisces on May, 06 2021
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) 2021 JV?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2021 JV in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2021 JV Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 JV from Earth is currently 1,288,187 kilometers, equivalent to 0.008611 Astronomical Units. Light takes 4.2969 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2021 JV and arrive to us.

1,288,187
0.008611
4.2969 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 JV 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) 2021 JV 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) 2021 JV to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 JV to Earth happens on Tue May 4 2021 at a distance of 0.000936 Astronomical Units, or 140,014 kilometers:

Tue May 4 2021
140,014
0.000936

Asteroid (NEO) 2021 JV brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 JV is 24.38.

24.38

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 JV, 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) 2021 JV between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2021 JV 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) 2021 JV rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 70.3°
Max altitude: 60.0°
Azimuth: 291.3°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 JV 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) 2021 JV Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 JV at epoch 16 December 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459200.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.48354133
Orbit inclination i 4.99271290°
Perihelion distance q 0.94001237 AU
140,623,849 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.70021066 AU
403,945,766 km
Semi-major axis a 1.82011151 AU
272,284,807 km
Orbital period period 2.4600 years
896.9029 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2021-Jun-03 18:48:51
2,459,369.2839 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 37.145259919592°
Longitude of the ascending node node 224.7029101837°
Mean anomaly M 292.2532966594°
Mean motion n 0.40138125°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 JV Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 JV with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 JV 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) 2021 JV
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Asteroid (NEO) 2021 JV 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 JV computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid (NEO) 2021 JV in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2021 Apr 29 12h 03m 21s -21° 00’ 12” 21.51 Corvus
2021 Apr 30 12h 01m 51s -21° 06’ 11” 21.13 Corvus
2021 May 01 11h 59m 40s -21° 14’ 57” 20.67 Corvus
2021 May 02 11h 56m 06s -21° 29’ 13” 20.07 Crater
2021 May 03 11h 48m 51s -21° 57’ 11” 19.22 Crater
2021 May 04 11h 25m 41s -23° 17’ 25” 17.79 Crater
2021 May 05 03h 35m 09s -01° 11’ 22” 23.00 Taurus
2021 May 06 00h 31m 17s +18° 55’ 41” 24.00 Pisces
2021 May 07 00h 15m 03s +20° 11’ 20” 25.00 Pisces
2021 May 08 00h 09m 14s +20° 37’ 23” 25.00 Pegasus
2021 May 09 00h 06m 17s +20° 50’ 39” 26.00 Pegasus
2021 May 10 00h 04m 35s +20° 58’ 45” 26.00 Pegasus
2021 May 11 00h 03m 30s +21° 04’ 17” 26.00 Pegasus
2021 May 12 00h 02m 49s +21° 08’ 20” 26.00 Pegasus