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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:38  ☀️ Transit: 13:03  🌅 Sunset: 19:28

Asteroid (NEO) 2008 DB

Asteroid (NEO) 2008 DB is currently in the constellation of Taurus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2008 DB is 04h 28m 34s and the Declination is +21° 06’ 58” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2008 DB is 27.82 (JPL).

04h 28m 34s
+21° 06’ 58”

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

Azimuth: 69.1°
Max altitude: 59.6°
Azimuth: 291.1°
  • 2008 DB is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • Right now it is placed in the West-North-West direction at an altitude of 6° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2008 DB is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Available Resources

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 Taurus on March, 31 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2008 DB in Taurus on March, 31 2023
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 141,299,699 kilometers, equivalent to 0.944530 Astronomical Units. Light takes 7 minutes and 51.3251 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2008 DB and arrive to us.

7 minutes and 51.3251 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

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2008 DB is 27.82.


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 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
Next perihelion transit 2024-Mar-04 03:03
2,460,373.6275 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
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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
2023 Mar 24 03h 47m 32s +18° 40’ 22” 27.78 Taurus
2023 Mar 25 03h 52m 40s +19° 00’ 47” 27.78 Taurus
2023 Mar 26 03h 57m 47s +19° 20’ 39” 27.79 Taurus
2023 Mar 27 04h 02m 57s +19° 39’ 57” 27.79 Taurus
2023 Mar 28 04h 08m 05s +19° 58’ 41” 27.80 Taurus
2023 Mar 29 04h 13m 14s +20° 16’ 50” 27.80 Taurus
2023 Mar 30 04h 18m 25s +20° 34’ 24” 27.81 Taurus
2023 Mar 31 04h 23m 35s +20° 51’ 21” 27.81 Taurus
2023 Apr 01 04h 28m 46s +21° 07’ 41” 27.82 Taurus
2023 Apr 02 04h 33m 57s +21° 23’ 25” 27.82 Taurus
2023 Apr 03 04h 39m 08s +21° 38’ 30” 27.83 Taurus
2023 Apr 04 04h 44m 20s +21° 52’ 55” 27.83 Taurus
2023 Apr 05 04h 49m 32s +22° 06’ 43” 27.84 Taurus
2023 Apr 06 04h 54m 42s +22° 19’ 53” 27.85 Taurus