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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:43 
Transit: 13:01 
Sunset: 21:18
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Asteroid (NEO) 2023 VB2

Above the horizon.  Rise: 18:12 | Tran: 22:02 | Set: 1:57
Altitude: 10.6°   Azimuth: 209.5°   Direction: South-South-West

Asteroid (NEO) 2023 VB2 is currently in the constellation of Libra, at a distance of 220,512,645 kilometers from Earth. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 VB2 is 15h 16m 29s and the Declination is -22° 54’ 34” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, UK). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2023 VB2 is 31.80 (JPL).

Finder chart of 2023 VB2 in Libra on June,24 2024
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2023 VB2 in Libra on June, 24 2024. Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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15h 16m 29s
-22° 54’ 34”

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

Azimuth: 112.9°
Max altitude: 15.6°
Azimuth: 247.1°
  • 2023 VB2 is above the horizon from Greenwich, UK.
  • Right now it is placed in the South-South-West direction at an altitude of 11° 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

Finder chart of 2023 VB2
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2023 VB2 in Libra on June, 24 2024
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 220,512,645 kilometers, equivalent to 1.474036 Astronomical Units. Light takes 12 minutes and 15.5510 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2023 VB2 and arrive to us.

12 minutes and 15.5510 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
Next perihelion transit 2026-Nov-06 16:58
2,461,351.2072 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
2024 Jun 17 15h 21m 42s -23° 12’ 30” 31.46 Libra
2024 Jun 18 15h 20m 53s -23° 09’ 56” 31.50 Libra
2024 Jun 19 15h 20m 08s -23° 07’ 26” 31.54 Libra
2024 Jun 20 15h 19m 26s -23° 05’ 00” 31.59 Libra
2024 Jun 21 15h 18m 46s -23° 02’ 42” 31.63 Libra
2024 Jun 22 15h 18m 07s -23° 00’ 29” 31.67 Libra
2024 Jun 23 15h 17m 33s -22° 58’ 22” 31.71 Libra
2024 Jun 24 15h 16m 59s -22° 56’ 20” 31.75 Libra
2024 Jun 25 15h 16m 28s -22° 54’ 24” 31.80 Libra
2024 Jun 26 15h 16m 00s -22° 52’ 36” 31.84 Libra
2024 Jun 27 15h 15m 34s -22° 50’ 53” 31.88 Libra
2024 Jun 28 15h 15m 11s -22° 49’ 15” 31.91 Libra
2024 Jun 29 15h 14m 49s -22° 47’ 44” 31.95 Libra
2024 Jun 30 15h 14m 30s -22° 46’ 21” 31.99 Libra