Asteroid 288P (2006 VW139)
Asteroid 288P (2006 VW139) Position
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Asteroid 288P (2006 VW139) Distance
The distance of Asteroid 288P (2006 VW139) from Earth is currently 401,096,464 kilometers, equivalent to 2.681164 Astronomical Units. Light takes 22 minutes and 17.9138 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 1.44908015 Astronomical Units, or 216,779,305 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||2.43367611 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2022-Mar-03 19:22:42
|Argument of perihelion||peri||280.75721975158°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||83.188177829937°|
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 Mar 22||15h 12m 37s||-14° 51’ 02”||21.87||Libra|
|2020 Mar 23||15h 12m 21s||-14° 49’ 45”||21.86||Libra|
|2020 Mar 24||15h 12m 06s||-14° 48’ 23”||21.84||Libra|
|2020 Mar 25||15h 11m 49s||-14° 46’ 57”||21.82||Libra|
|2020 Mar 26||15h 11m 30s||-14° 45’ 27”||21.80||Libra|
|2020 Mar 27||15h 11m 12s||-14° 43’ 51”||21.78||Libra|
|2020 Mar 28||15h 10m 51s||-14° 42’ 12”||21.77||Libra|
|2020 Mar 29||15h 10m 30s||-14° 40’ 30”||21.75||Libra|
|2020 Mar 30||15h 10m 06s||-14° 38’ 43”||21.73||Libra|
|2020 Mar 31||15h 09m 42s||-14° 36’ 51”||21.71||Libra|
|2020 Apr 01||15h 09m 17s||-14° 34’ 56”||21.69||Libra|
|2020 Apr 02||15h 08m 52s||-14° 32’ 58”||21.67||Libra|
|2020 Apr 03||15h 08m 25s||-14° 30’ 56”||21.65||Libra|
|2020 Apr 04||15h 07m 55s||-14° 28’ 50”||21.63||Libra|