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Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VW10

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

The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VW10 is 03h 59m 16s and the Declination is +18° 42’ 15” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VW10 is 25.99 (JPL).

03h 59m 16s
+18° 42’ 15”

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: 71.3°
Max altitude: 57.2°
Azimuth: 288.7°
  • 2021 VW10 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
  • 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 Taurus on May,31 2023
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VW10 in Taurus on May, 31 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Finder chart of 2021 VW10
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VW10 in Taurus on May, 31 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 326,498,479 kilometers, equivalent to 2.182508 Astronomical Units. Light takes 18 minutes and 9.0817 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VW10 and arrive to us.

18 minutes and 9.0817 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 08 August 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459800.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.39924465
Orbit inclination i 25.15875757°
Perihelion distance q 0.79529008 AU
118,973,703 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.85234370 AU
277,106,674 km
Semi-major axis a 1.32381689 AU
198,040,188 km
Orbital period period 1.5232 years
556.3400 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2022-Feb-11 11:47:48
2,459,621.9915 JD
Next perihelion transit 2023-Aug-21 19:57
2,460,178.3316 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 286.98601546908°
Longitude of the ascending node node 227.45126325112°
Mean anomaly M 115.51038404867°
Mean motion n 0.64708629°/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 May 24 03h 32m 07s +18° 33’ 19” 26.06 Taurus
2023 May 25 03h 35m 30s +18° 35’ 16” 26.06 Taurus
2023 May 26 03h 38m 54s +18° 37’ 00” 26.05 Taurus
2023 May 27 03h 42m 20s +18° 38’ 30” 26.04 Taurus
2023 May 28 03h 45m 48s +18° 39’ 46” 26.03 Taurus
2023 May 29 03h 49m 17s +18° 40’ 46” 26.02 Taurus
2023 May 30 03h 52m 46s +18° 41’ 34” 26.01 Taurus
2023 May 31 03h 56m 17s +18° 42’ 05” 26.00 Taurus
2023 Jun 01 03h 59m 51s +18° 42’ 20” 25.99 Taurus
2023 Jun 02 04h 03m 24s +18° 42’ 21” 25.98 Taurus
2023 Jun 03 04h 06m 59s +18° 42’ 06” 25.97 Taurus
2023 Jun 04 04h 10m 36s +18° 41’ 35” 25.95 Taurus
2023 Jun 05 04h 14m 12s +18° 40’ 46” 25.94 Taurus
2023 Jun 06 04h 17m 52s +18° 39’ 42” 25.93 Taurus