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]:
- 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.
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Additional information about Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VQ27 available on TheSkyLive:
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.
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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.
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.
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:
Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VQ27 brightness
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.
Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VQ27 rise and set times
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
|Perihelion distance||q||0.91415170 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2021-Dec-24 08:12:20
|Argument of perihelion||peri||48.80726661723°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||53.038179734017°|
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!
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.
|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|