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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:40  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:41
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Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JD18

Altitude: 62.6°   Azimuth: 216.4°   Direction: South-West

Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JD18 is currently in the constellation of Gemini, at a distance of 563,686,690 kilometers from Earth.

Finder chart of 2016 JD18 in Gemini on March,03 2024
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JD18 in Gemini on March, 03 2024. Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JD18 is 07h 24m 28s and the Declination is +27° 38’ 16” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JD18 is 31.38 (JPL).

07h 24m 28s
+27° 38’ 16”

Today's rise, transit and set times of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JD18 from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 62.4°
Max altitude: 66.2°
Azimuth: 297.6°
  • 2016 JD18 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
  • Right now it is placed in the South-West direction at an altitude of 63° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2016 JD18 is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JD18 Position and Finder Charts

Finder chart of 2016 JD18
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JD18 in Gemini on March, 03 2024
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JD18 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JD18 from Earth is currently 563,686,690 kilometers, equivalent to 3.768013 Astronomical Units. Light takes 31 minutes and 20.2564 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JD18 and arrive to us.

31 minutes and 20.2564 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JD18 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) 2016 JD18 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) 2016 JD18 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JD18 to Earth happens on Sat May 18 2030 at a distance of 0.012198 Astronomical Units, or 1,824,755 kilometers:

Sat May 18 2030

Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JD18 Brightness and Light Curve

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JD18, 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) 2016 JD18 as a function of time

Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JD18 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JD18 at epoch 12 September 2023 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460200.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.68953720
Orbit inclination i 5.39475683°
Perihelion distance q 0.86698876 AU
129,699,672 km
Aphelion distance Q 4.71814909 AU
705,825,060 km
Semi-major axis a 2.79256893 AU
417,762,366 km
Orbital period period 4.6667 years
1,704.5285 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2025-Oct-21 04:35:45
2,460,969.6915 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 227.30245796556°
Longitude of the ascending node node 57.782337189824°
Mean anomaly M 197.54514424299°
Mean motion n 0.21120210°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JD18 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JD18 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JD18 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) 2016 JD18
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Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JD18 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JD18 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JD18 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2024 Feb 25 07h 28m 22s +27° 37’ 44” 31.29 Gemini
2024 Feb 26 07h 27m 48s +27° 37’ 59” 31.30 Gemini
2024 Feb 27 07h 27m 15s +27° 38’ 12” 31.31 Gemini
2024 Feb 28 07h 26m 44s +27° 38’ 21” 31.32 Gemini
2024 Feb 29 07h 26m 14s +27° 38’ 26” 31.33 Gemini
2024 Mar 01 07h 25m 45s +27° 38’ 29” 31.34 Gemini
2024 Mar 02 07h 25m 18s +27° 38’ 27” 31.35 Gemini
2024 Mar 03 07h 24m 51s +27° 38’ 24” 31.37 Gemini
2024 Mar 04 07h 24m 25s +27° 38’ 17” 31.38 Gemini
2024 Mar 05 07h 24m 01s +27° 38’ 07” 31.39 Gemini
2024 Mar 06 07h 23m 38s +27° 37’ 53” 31.40 Gemini
2024 Mar 07 07h 23m 16s +27° 37’ 36” 31.41 Gemini
2024 Mar 08 07h 22m 54s +27° 37’ 18” 31.42 Gemini
2024 Mar 09 07h 22m 35s +27° 36’ 56” 31.43 Gemini