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Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VQ27

Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VQ27 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 VQ27 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VQ27 is currently in the constellation of Virgo. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VQ27 is 13h 15m 37s and the Declination is -00° 36’ 26” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VQ27 is 25.00 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VQ27 [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]:

13h 15m 37s
-00° 36’ 26”
  • 2021 VQ27 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the West-South-West direction at an altitude of 22° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2021 VQ27 is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 2021 VQ27 rise and set times.
  • Go to interactive sky chart

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Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VQ27 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VQ27 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 VQ27 in Virgo on November, 30 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VQ27 in Virgo on November, 30 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 VQ27?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VQ27 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VQ27 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VQ27 from Earth is currently 4,617,454 kilometers, equivalent to 0.030866 Astronomical Units. Light takes 15.4022 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VQ27 and arrive to us.

15.4022 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VQ27 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 VQ27 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 VQ27 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VQ27 to Earth happens on Thu Nov 25 2021 at a distance of 0.006999 Astronomical Units, or 1,047,055 kilometers:

Thu Nov 25 2021

Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VQ27 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VQ27 is 25.00.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VQ27, 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 VQ27 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VQ27 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 VQ27 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 89.8°
Max altitude: 38.2°
Azimuth: 269.3°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VQ27 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 VQ27 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VQ27 at epoch 10 November 2021 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459529.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.55265458
Orbit inclination i 0.77975729°
Perihelion distance q 0.91415170 AU
136,755,149 km
Aphelion distance Q 3.17285425 AU
474,652,241 km
Semi-major axis a 2.04350298 AU
305,703,695 km
Orbital period period 389,718.9859 years
1,066.9924 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2021-Dec-24 08:12:20
2,459,572.8419 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 48.80726661723°
Longitude of the ascending node node 53.038179734017°
Mean anomaly M 345.37657239171°
Mean motion n 0.33739696°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VQ27 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VQ27 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VQ27 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 VQ27
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Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VQ27 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VQ27 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 VQ27 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2021 Nov 23 03h 21m 29s +25° 20’ 18” 18.53 Aries
2021 Nov 24 04h 16m 50s +32° 39’ 51” 17.85 Perseus
2021 Nov 25 06h 49m 06s +41° 37’ 32” 17.86 Auriga
2021 Nov 26 10h 30m 24s +30° 15’ 56” 19.33 Leo Minor
2021 Nov 27 12h 04m 14s +14° 53’ 21” 21.36 Coma
2021 Nov 28 12h 41m 30s +07° 05’ 22” 22.84 Virgo
2021 Nov 29 13h 00m 29s +02° 54’ 27” 24.00 Virgo
2021 Nov 30 13h 11m 56s +00° 22’ 06” 25.00 Virgo
2021 Dec 01 13h 19m 35s -01° 19’ 28” 25.00 Virgo
2021 Dec 02 13h 25m 05s -02° 32’ 06” 25.00 Virgo
2021 Dec 03 13h 29m 17s -03° 26’ 43” 26.00 Virgo
2021 Dec 04 13h 32m 36s -04° 09’ 29” 26.00 Virgo
2021 Dec 05 13h 35m 20s -04° 44’ 03” 26.00 Virgo
2021 Dec 06 13h 37m 38s -05° 12’ 46” 26.00 Virgo