Asteroid 288P (2006 VW139)
Asteroid 288P (2006 VW139) is currently in the constellation of Scorpius. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 288P (2006 VW139) is 16h 02m 39s and the Declination is -20° 08’ 25” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid 288P (2006 VW139) is 22.31 (JPL).
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Asteroid 288P (2006 VW139) Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid 288P (2006 VW139) 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.
Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Asteroid 288P (2006 VW139) is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.
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Asteroid 288P (2006 VW139) Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid 288P (2006 VW139) from Earth is currently 603,345,380 kilometers, equivalent to 4.033115 Astronomical Units. Light takes 33 minutes and 32.5436 seconds to travel from Asteroid 288P (2006 VW139) and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 288P (2006 VW139) 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.
The value of the reported distance might be somewhat inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of 288P (2006 VW139) from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Asteroid 288P (2006 VW139) to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100, the closest approach of Asteroid 288P (2006 VW139) to Earth happens on Sun Sep 11 2016 at a distance of 1.449080 Astronomical Units, or 216,779,289 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Asteroid 288P (2006 VW139) brightness
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 288P (2006 VW139), 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.
Asteroid 288P (2006 VW139) rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid 288P (2006 VW139) 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 288P (2006 VW139) Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||2.43367604 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2022-Mar-03 19:22:37
|Argument of perihelion||peri||280.75702465045°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||83.188358341881°|
Visualization of Asteroid 288P (2006 VW139) Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 288P (2006 VW139) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 288P (2006 VW139) 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!
Asteroid 288P (2006 VW139) 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 288P (2006 VW139) computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 288P (2006 VW139) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2020 Oct 22||15h 52m 19s||-19° 34’ 33”||22.35||Libra|
|2020 Oct 23||15h 53m 44s||-19° 39’ 20”||22.34||Libra|
|2020 Oct 24||15h 55m 09s||-19° 44’ 03”||22.34||Libra|
|2020 Oct 25||15h 56m 34s||-19° 48’ 46”||22.33||Libra|
|2020 Oct 26||15h 58m 00s||-19° 53’ 26”||22.33||Libra|
|2020 Oct 27||15h 59m 25s||-19° 58’ 05”||22.32||Libra|
|2020 Oct 28||16h 00m 51s||-20° 02’ 42”||22.31||Libra|
|2020 Oct 29||16h 02m 17s||-20° 07’ 15”||22.31||Scorpius|
|2020 Oct 30||16h 03m 44s||-20° 11’ 48”||22.30||Scorpius|
|2020 Oct 31||16h 05m 12s||-20° 16’ 18”||22.29||Scorpius|
|2020 Nov 01||16h 06m 39s||-20° 20’ 47”||22.28||Scorpius|
|2020 Nov 02||16h 08m 08s||-20° 25’ 13”||22.28||Scorpius|
|2020 Nov 03||16h 09m 36s||-20° 29’ 35”||22.27||Scorpius|
|2020 Nov 04||16h 11m 04s||-20° 33’ 57”||22.26||Scorpius|