Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VR4
Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VR4 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 VR4 Impact Earth?.
Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VR4 is currently in the constellation of Libra. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VR4 is 14h 34m 08s and the Declination is -10° 42’ 09” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VR4 is 27.00 (JPL).
Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VR4 [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 VR4 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
- It is visible looking in the South-West direction at an altitude of 17° above the horizon.
- Given its current magnitude, 2021 VR4 is visible only through long exposure photography.
- See also 2021 VR4 rise and set times.
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Additional information about Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VR4 available on TheSkyLive:
Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VR4 Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VR4 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.
Also check out Where is Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VR4?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VR4 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.
Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VR4 Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VR4 from Earth is currently 3,771,576 kilometers, equivalent to 0.025211 Astronomical Units. Light takes 12.5806 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VR4 and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VR4 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 VR4 to Earth
During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VR4 to Earth happens on Thu Nov 25 2021 at a distance of 0.005499 Astronomical Units, or 822,605 kilometers:
Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VR4 brightness
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VR4, 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 VR4 rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VR4 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 VR4 Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.91630581 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2021-Dec-27 02:21:01
|Argument of perihelion||peri||201.45572522611°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||261.63824565372°|
Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VR4 Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VR4 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VR4 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 VR4 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VR4 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 VR4 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2021 Nov 23||23h 38m 56s||+19° 20’ 45”||18.78||Pegasus|
|2021 Nov 24||22h 18m 38s||+19° 59’ 44”||18.53||Pegasus|
|2021 Nov 25||19h 37m 06s||+14° 32’ 44”||19.78||Aquila|
|2021 Nov 26||17h 02m 26s||+02° 24’ 14”||25.00||Ophiucus|
|2021 Nov 27||15h 47m 45s||-04° 22’ 53”||28.00||Libra|
|2021 Nov 28||15h 11m 44s||-07° 31’ 05”||28.00||Libra|
|2021 Nov 29||14h 51m 34s||-09° 11’ 53”||27.00||Libra|
|2021 Nov 30||14h 38m 54s||-10° 13’ 32”||27.00||Libra|
|2021 Dec 01||14h 30m 19s||-10° 55’ 03”||27.00||Libra|
|2021 Dec 02||14h 24m 10s||-11° 25’ 00”||27.00||Libra|
|2021 Dec 03||14h 19m 36s||-11° 47’ 49”||27.00||Virgo|
|2021 Dec 04||14h 16m 05s||-12° 05’ 57”||27.00||Virgo|
|2021 Dec 05||14h 13m 23s||-12° 20’ 53”||27.00||Virgo|
|2021 Dec 06||14h 11m 15s||-12° 33’ 30”||27.00||Virgo|