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Asteroid (NEO) 2008 DB

Asteroid (NEO) 2008 DB is a Near Earth Object. If you've heard news about a potential impact of this asteroid with the Earth, please check out Will Asteroid Asteroid (NEO) 2008 DB Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2008 DB is currently in the constellation of Libra. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2008 DB is 15h 39m 30s and the Declination is -17° 08’ 54” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2008 DB is 28.72 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2008 DB [tip: you can also create a Quick Access page for this data if you access it frequently and would like to have a simpler view]:

15h 39m 30s
-17° 08’ 54”

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Asteroid (NEO) 2008 DB Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2008 DB 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.

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2008 DB in Libra on September, 27 2022
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2008 DB in Libra on September, 27 2022
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Also check out Where is Asteroid (NEO) 2008 DB?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2008 DB in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2008 DB Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2008 DB from Earth is currently 225,410,169 kilometers, equivalent to 1.506774 Astronomical Units. Light takes 12 minutes and 31.8874 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2008 DB and arrive to us.

12 minutes and 31.8874 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2008 DB 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.

Distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2008 DB from Earth between January 2013 and December 2100

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) 2008 DB to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2008 DB to Earth happens on Sat Aug 14 2032 at a distance of 0.000852 Astronomical Units, or 127,436 kilometers:

Sat Aug 14 2032

Asteroid (NEO) 2008 DB brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2008 DB is 28.72.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2008 DB, 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.

Predicted magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2008 DB between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2008 DB rise and set times

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's Asteroid (NEO) 2008 DB rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 107.2°
Max altitude: 21.3°
Azimuth: 252.7°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2008 DB 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 (NEO) 2008 DB Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2008 DB at epoch 08 August 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459800.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.23294201
Orbit inclination i 4.22358128°
Perihelion distance q 0.80813237 AU
120,894,883 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.29896354 AU
194,322,180 km
Semi-major axis a 1.05354796 AU
157,608,532 km
Orbital period period 1.0814 years
394.9844 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2023-Feb-03 03:26:08
2,459,978.6432 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 274.6262042882°
Longitude of the ascending node node 141.43972335907°
Mean anomaly M 197.63524634038°
Mean motion n 0.91142851°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2008 DB Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2008 DB with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2008 DB 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) 2008 DB
View Asteroid (NEO) 2008 DB in the 3D Solar System Simulator

Asteroid (NEO) 2008 DB 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2008 DB computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid (NEO) 2008 DB in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2022 Sep 20 15h 18m 16s -15° 35’ 36” 28.74 Libra
2022 Sep 21 15h 21m 11s -15° 48’ 56” 28.74 Libra
2022 Sep 22 15h 24m 05s -16° 02’ 07” 28.74 Libra
2022 Sep 23 15h 26m 59s -16° 15’ 10” 28.73 Libra
2022 Sep 24 15h 29m 56s -16° 28’ 04” 28.73 Libra
2022 Sep 25 15h 32m 53s -16° 40’ 50” 28.73 Libra
2022 Sep 26 15h 35m 49s -16° 53’ 27” 28.72 Libra
2022 Sep 27 15h 38m 48s -17° 05’ 56” 28.72 Libra
2022 Sep 28 15h 41m 48s -17° 18’ 15” 28.72 Libra
2022 Sep 29 15h 44m 48s -17° 30’ 25” 28.71 Libra
2022 Sep 30 15h 47m 48s -17° 42’ 26” 28.71 Libra
2022 Oct 01 15h 50m 51s -17° 54’ 18” 28.71 Libra
2022 Oct 02 15h 53m 53s -18° 05’ 58” 28.70 Libra
2022 Oct 03 15h 56m 57s -18° 17’ 30” 28.70 Libra