1996 VB3
ephemeris date magn radius delta (AU) delta (LD) delta (km) ra dec elong phase
Approach20 Oct 202117.30.993 AU0.023 AU8.76 LD3,366,479 km07h11m-67°01'83.2°95.5°
Brightest22 Oct 202116.51.009 AU0.028 AU10.96 LD4,212,352 km03h54m-41°17'120.0°58.6°
Today23 Oct 202116.51.012 AU0.030 AU11.59 LD4,456,846 km03h44m-37°46'124.1°54.5°

Based on its absolute magnitude (Hₒ) of 22.1 and an albedo between 0.25 and 0.05, the estimated diameter of 1996 VB3 is 100 - 225 m.

1996 VB3- 2021-10-23

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The interactive orbit chart above shows the near-earth object's path through the solar system and its position at the given date. Green and blue lines are shown perpendicular to the ecliptic plane: Green if the path is above the ecliptic plane, blue if it is below.

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The light curve chart below shows the estimated development of the NEO's magnitude during its approach to earth.

The following all-sky chart shows the path of the NEO in the coming months.

The following chart shows the path of the NEO in the coming days or hours. The field of view is optimized for (~10x50) binoculars and finderscopes. A more printer-friendly version of the same chart can be found below.