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Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VW10

Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VW10 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 VW10 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VW10 is currently in the constellation of Indus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VW10 is 22h 10m 56s and the Declination is -70° 50’ 45” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VW10 is 24.79 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VW10 [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]:

22h 10m 56s
-70° 50’ 45”

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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.

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VW10 in Indus on January, 28 2022
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VW10 in Indus on January, 28 2022
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 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 63,776,149 kilometers, equivalent to 0.426317 Astronomical Units. Light takes 3 minutes and 32.7343 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VW10 and arrive to us.

3 minutes and 32.7343 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.

Distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VW10 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 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

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VW10 is 24.79.


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.

Predicted magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VW10 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VW10 rise and set times

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VW10 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VW10 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 VW10 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 VW10 at epoch 20 January 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.39930046
Orbit inclination i 25.15864811°
Perihelion distance q 0.79527271 AU
118,971,105 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.85254924 AU
277,137,422 km
Semi-major axis a 1.32391098 AU
198,054,263 km
Orbital period period 1.5233 years
556.3993 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2022-Feb-11 11:58:54
2,459,621.9992 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 286.98640930983°
Longitude of the ascending node node 227.45451339193°
Mean anomaly M 346.08961937743°
Mean motion n 0.64701731°/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
2022 Jan 21 23h 16m 00s -70° 10’ 24” 24.65 Indus
2022 Jan 22 23h 07m 58s -70° 24’ 24” 24.67 Indus
2022 Jan 23 22h 59m 39s -70° 35’ 56” 24.69 Indus
2022 Jan 24 22h 51m 06s -70° 44’ 52” 24.71 Indus
2022 Jan 25 22h 42m 20s -70° 51’ 06” 24.73 Indus
2022 Jan 26 22h 33m 28s -70° 54’ 33” 24.74 Indus
2022 Jan 27 22h 24m 29s -70° 55’ 09” 24.76 Indus
2022 Jan 28 22h 15m 28s -70° 52’ 47” 24.78 Indus
2022 Jan 29 22h 06m 29s -70° 47’ 30” 24.79 Indus
2022 Jan 30 21h 57m 34s -70° 39’ 15” 24.80 Indus
2022 Jan 31 21h 48m 48s -70° 28’ 01” 24.81 Indus
2022 Feb 01 21h 40m 14s -70° 13’ 54” 24.82 Indus
2022 Feb 02 21h 31m 55s -69° 56’ 56” 24.83 Indus
2022 Feb 03 21h 23m 53s -69° 37’ 09” 24.84 Pavo