Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JD18
Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JD18 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) 2016 JD18 Impact Earth?.
Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JD18 is currently in the constellation of Sagittarius. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JD18 is 18h 33m 44s and the Declination is -23° 44’ 20” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JD18 is 26.90 (JPL).
Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JD18 [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]:
- 2016 JD18 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
- It is visible looking in the South-South-East direction at an altitude of 12° above the horizon.
- Given its current magnitude, 2016 JD18 is visible only through long exposure photography.
- See also 2016 JD18 rise and set times.
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Additional information about Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JD18 available on TheSkyLive:
Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JD18 Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JD18 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.
Also check out Where is Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JD18?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JD18 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.
Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JD18 Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JD18 from Earth is currently 251,670,112 kilometers, equivalent to 1.682311 Astronomical Units. Light takes 13 minutes and 59.4811 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JD18 and arrive to us.
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.
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 1,824,790 kilometers:
Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JD18 brightness
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.
Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JD18 rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JD18 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) 2016 JD18 Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.86545813 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2021-Feb-20 04:02:36
|Argument of perihelion||peri||227.27085305784°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||57.803689917934°|
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!
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.
|2021 Jan 19||17h 53m 25s||-23° 27’ 51”||27.05||Sagittarius|
|2021 Jan 20||17h 58m 49s||-23° 32’ 18”||27.03||Sagittarius|
|2021 Jan 21||18h 04m 14s||-23° 36’ 06”||27.01||Sagittarius|
|2021 Jan 22||18h 09m 41s||-23° 39’ 11”||26.99||Sagittarius|
|2021 Jan 23||18h 15m 10s||-23° 41’ 35”||26.97||Sagittarius|
|2021 Jan 24||18h 20m 40s||-23° 43’ 14”||26.95||Sagittarius|
|2021 Jan 25||18h 26m 12s||-23° 44’ 11”||26.93||Sagittarius|
|2021 Jan 26||18h 31m 45s||-23° 44’ 21”||26.91||Sagittarius|
|2021 Jan 27||18h 37m 19s||-23° 43’ 49”||26.89||Sagittarius|
|2021 Jan 28||18h 42m 55s||-23° 42’ 29”||26.87||Sagittarius|
|2021 Jan 29||18h 48m 32s||-23° 40’ 26”||26.86||Sagittarius|
|2021 Jan 30||18h 54m 08s||-23° 37’ 35”||26.84||Sagittarius|
|2021 Jan 31||18h 59m 45s||-23° 33’ 57”||26.82||Sagittarius|
|2021 Feb 01||19h 05m 23s||-23° 29’ 34”||26.81||Sagittarius|