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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:55  
clear_day Transit: 12:11  
SunsetSet: 17:29
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Asteroid (NEO) 2008 DB

Altitude: 15.8°   Azimuth: 110.2°   Direction: East-South-East

Asteroid (NEO) 2008 DB is currently in the constellation of Pisces, at a distance of 223,107,382 kilometers from Earth.

Finder chart of 2008 DB in Pisces on February,25 2024
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2008 DB in Pisces on February, 25 2024. Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2008 DB is 00h 26m 42s and the Declination is +00° 24’ 12” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2008 DB is 27.74 (JPL).

00h 26m 42s
+00° 24’ 12”

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

Azimuth: 89.6°
Max altitude: 39.0°
Azimuth: 270.6°
  • 2008 DB is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
  • Right now it is placed in the East-South-East direction at an altitude of 16° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2008 DB is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Additional Resources

Asteroid (NEO) 2008 DB Position and Finder Charts

Finder chart of 2008 DB
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2008 DB in Pisces on February, 25 2024
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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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 223,107,382 kilometers, equivalent to 1.491381 Astronomical Units. Light takes 12 minutes and 24.2061 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2008 DB and arrive to us.

12 minutes and 24.2061 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.

Chart of the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2008 DB from Earth in Astronomical Units (au)

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 127,435 kilometers:

Sat Aug 14 2032

Asteroid (NEO) 2008 DB Brightness and Light Curve

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.

Chart of the magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2008 DB as a function of time

Asteroid (NEO) 2008 DB Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2008 DB at epoch 12 September 2023 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460200.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.23293230
Orbit inclination i 4.22357035°
Perihelion distance q 0.80811942 AU
120,892,944 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.29891603 AU
194,315,073 km
Semi-major axis a 1.05351772 AU
157,604,009 km
Orbital period period 1.0814 years
394.9674 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2024-Mar-04 02:44:05
2,460,373.6139 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 274.62634079131°
Longitude of the ascending node node 141.43756977636°
Mean anomaly M 202.2122202782°
Mean motion n 0.91146775°/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
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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
2024 Feb 18 23h 54m 23s -02° 57’ 23” 27.76 Pisces
2024 Feb 19 23h 58m 42s -02° 30’ 33” 27.75 Pisces
2024 Feb 20 00h 03m 02s -02° 03’ 34” 27.75 Pisces
2024 Feb 21 00h 07m 23s -01° 36’ 28” 27.75 Pisces
2024 Feb 22 00h 11m 45s -01° 09’ 15” 27.75 Pisces
2024 Feb 23 00h 16m 08s -00° 41’ 54” 27.75 Pisces
2024 Feb 24 00h 20m 30s -00° 14’ 29” 27.75 Pisces
2024 Feb 25 00h 24m 53s +00° 13’ 00” 27.74 Pisces
2024 Feb 26 00h 29m 17s +00° 40’ 36” 27.74 Cetus
2024 Feb 27 00h 33m 42s +01° 08’ 16” 27.74 Cetus
2024 Feb 28 00h 38m 07s +01° 35’ 57” 27.74 Cetus
2024 Feb 29 00h 42m 33s +02° 03’ 42” 27.74 Cetus
2024 Mar 01 00h 46m 59s +02° 31’ 29” 27.74 Cetus
2024 Mar 02 00h 51m 27s +02° 59’ 17” 27.75 Pisces