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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:54  
clear_day Transit: 11:51  
SunsetSet: 15:49 south
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Near Earth Objects » 

Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VW10

Altitude: 8.2°   Azimuth: 236.7°   Direction: West-South-West

Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VW10 is currently in the constellation of Serpens.

The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VW10 is 17h 40m 13s and the Declination is -13° 05’ 56” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VW10 is 26.49 (JPL).

17h 40m 13s
-13° 05’ 56”

Today's rise, transit and set times of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VW10 from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 103.1°
Max altitude: 25.4°
Azimuth: 256.9°
  • 2021 VW10 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
  • Right now it is placed in the West-South-West direction at an altitude of 8° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2021 VW10 is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VW10 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VW10 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.

Finder chart of 2021 VW10 in Serpens on December,11 2023
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VW10 in Serpens on December, 11 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Finder chart of 2021 VW10
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VW10 in Serpens on December, 11 2023
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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Also check out Where is Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VW10?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VW10 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VW10 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VW10 from Earth is currently 346,929,504 kilometers, equivalent to 2.319080 Astronomical Units. Light takes 19 minutes and 17.2323 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VW10 and arrive to us.

19 minutes and 17.2323 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VW10 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.

Chart of the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VW10 from Earth in Astronomical Units (au)

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 VW10 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VW10 to Earth happens on Mon May 8 2028 at a distance of 0.010673 Astronomical Units, or 1,596,681 kilometers:

Mon May 8 2028

Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VW10 Brightness and Light Curve

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VW10, 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.

Chart of the magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VW10 as a function of time

Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VW10 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VW10 at epoch 12 September 2023 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460200.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.39901361
Orbit inclination i 25.16261593°
Perihelion distance q 0.79561988 AU
119,023,041 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.85209357 AU
277,069,256 km
Semi-major axis a 1.32385673 AU
198,046,148 km
Orbital period period 1.5232 years
556.3651 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2023-Aug-21 21:43:39
2,460,178.4053 JD
Next perihelion transit 2025-Feb-28 06:29
2,460,734.7705 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 287.01152142046°
Longitude of the ascending node node 227.43820213748°
Mean anomaly M 14.296518940207°
Mean motion n 0.64705708°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VW10 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VW10 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VW10 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 VW10
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Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VW10 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VW10 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 VW10 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2023 Dec 04 17h 16m 05s -13° 42’ 52” 26.39 Ophiucus
2023 Dec 05 17h 19m 17s -13° 38’ 38” 26.41 Serpens
2023 Dec 06 17h 22m 27s -13° 34’ 12” 26.42 Serpens
2023 Dec 07 17h 25m 37s -13° 29’ 35” 26.43 Serpens
2023 Dec 08 17h 28m 46s -13° 24’ 50” 26.44 Serpens
2023 Dec 09 17h 31m 54s -13° 19’ 54” 26.46 Serpens
2023 Dec 10 17h 35m 03s -13° 14’ 48” 26.47 Serpens
2023 Dec 11 17h 38m 08s -13° 09’ 32” 26.48 Serpens
2023 Dec 12 17h 41m 13s -13° 04’ 06” 26.49 Serpens
2023 Dec 13 17h 44m 17s -12° 58’ 32” 26.50 Serpens
2023 Dec 14 17h 47m 21s -12° 52’ 48” 26.52 Serpens
2023 Dec 15 17h 50m 23s -12° 46’ 54” 26.53 Serpens
2023 Dec 16 17h 53m 26s -12° 40’ 51” 26.54 Serpens
2023 Dec 17 17h 56m 26s -12° 34’ 40” 26.55 Serpens