2016 FV13 is a very small asteroid whose orbit crosses the orbit of Earth. NASA JPL has classified 2016 FV13 as a "Near Earth Asteroid" due to its orbit's proximity to Earth, but it is not considered potentially hazardous because computer simulations have not indicated any imminent likelihood of future collision.
2016 FV13 orbits the sun every 746 days (2.04 years), coming as close as 0.88 AU and reaching as far as 2.34 AU from the sun. Based on its brightness and the way it reflects light, 2016 FV13 is probably between 0.018 to 0.041 kilometers in diameter, making it a small to average asteroid, very roughly comparable in size to a school bus or smaller.
2016 FV13's orbit is 0.00 AU from Earth's orbit at its closest point. This means that its orbit is relatively close to Earth's orbit.
2016 FV13 has 11 close approaches predicted in the coming decades:
|Date||Distance from Earth (km)||Velocity (km/s)|
|Aug. 2, 2020||13,001,903||11.130|
|April 1, 2063||16,821,782||14.327|
|May 6, 2065||16,935,848||8.835|
|July 12, 2067||18,740,182||8.671|
|Aug. 13, 2069||24,711,487||14.998|
|April 10, 2112||1,909,417||11.452|
|May 15, 2114||19,187,270||8.896|
|June 30, 2116||21,540,063||8.781|
|Aug. 5, 2118||12,916,660||11.256|
|March 29, 2177||27,553,959||16.447|
|April 13, 2179||494,428||11.073|
2016 FV13's orbit is determined by observations dating back to March 28, 2016. It was last officially observed on March 17, 2018. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 107 observations used to determine its orbit.
The position of 2016 FV13 is indicated by a ◯ pink circle. Note that the object may not be in your current field of view. Use the controls below to adjust position, location, and time.
The above comparison is an artistic rendering that uses available data on the diameter of 2016 FV13 to create an approximate landscape rendering. The approximation is built for full-resolution desktop browsers. Shape, color, and texture of asteroid are imagined.