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Asteroid (NEO) 2023 VB2

Altitude: 18.8°   Azimuth: 240.1°   Direction: West-South-West

Asteroid (NEO) 2023 VB2 is currently in the constellation of Virgo.

The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 VB2 is 14h 32m 28s and the Declination is -02° 22’ 13” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 VB2 is 31.00 (JPL).

14h 32m 28s
-02° 22’ 13”

Today's rise, transit and set times of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 VB2 from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 92.3°
Max altitude: 36.2°
Azimuth: 267.6°
  • 2023 VB2 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 19° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2023 VB2 is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2023 VB2 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2023 VB2 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 2023 VB2 in Virgo on December,01 2023
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2023 VB2 in Virgo on December, 01 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Finder chart of 2023 VB2
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2023 VB2 in Virgo on December, 01 2023
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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Also check out Where is Asteroid (NEO) 2023 VB2?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2023 VB2 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2023 VB2 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 VB2 from Earth is currently 38,142,524 kilometers, equivalent to 0.254967 Astronomical Units. Light takes 2 minutes and 7.2298 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2023 VB2 and arrive to us.

2 minutes and 7.2298 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 VB2 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) 2023 VB2 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) 2023 VB2 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 VB2 to Earth happens on Sun Nov 6 2033 at a distance of 0.002775 Astronomical Units, or 415,070 kilometers:

Sun Nov 6 2033

Asteroid (NEO) 2023 VB2 Brightness and Light Curve

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 VB2, 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) 2023 VB2 as a function of time

Asteroid (NEO) 2023 VB2 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 VB2 at epoch 12 September 2023 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460200.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.65223786
Orbit inclination i 5.02080074°
Perihelion distance q 0.70346921 AU
105,237,496 km
Aphelion distance Q 3.34222259 AU
499,989,384 km
Semi-major axis a 2.02284590 AU
302,613,440 km
Orbital period period 2.8771 years
1,050.8546 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2023-Dec-21 20:27:49
2,460,300.3527 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 74.486882265049°
Longitude of the ascending node node 44.426074252411°
Mean anomaly M 325.79264651468°
Mean motion n 0.34257832°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 VB2 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 VB2 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 VB2 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) 2023 VB2
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Asteroid (NEO) 2023 VB2 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 VB2 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid (NEO) 2023 VB2 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2023 Nov 24 14h 28m 23s -01° 23’ 04” 32.00 Virgo
2023 Nov 25 14h 28m 46s -01° 29’ 12” 32.00 Virgo
2023 Nov 26 14h 29m 12s -01° 35’ 50” 32.00 Virgo
2023 Nov 27 14h 29m 40s -01° 42’ 59” 31.00 Virgo
2023 Nov 28 14h 30m 12s -01° 50’ 36” 31.00 Virgo
2023 Nov 29 14h 30m 47s -01° 58’ 44” 31.00 Virgo
2023 Nov 30 14h 31m 23s -02° 07’ 21” 31.00 Virgo
2023 Dec 01 14h 32m 04s -02° 16’ 26” 31.00 Virgo
2023 Dec 02 14h 32m 48s -02° 25’ 59” 31.00 Virgo
2023 Dec 03 14h 33m 34s -02° 36’ 02” 31.00 Virgo
2023 Dec 04 14h 34m 24s -02° 46’ 32” 31.00 Virgo
2023 Dec 05 14h 35m 18s -02° 57’ 29” 31.00 Virgo
2023 Dec 06 14h 36m 15s -03° 08’ 53” 31.00 Virgo
2023 Dec 07 14h 37m 15s -03° 20’ 42” 31.00 Virgo