Asteroid 2018 AJ
Asteroid 2018 AJ Position
Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid 2018 AJ is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see fuillscreen Online Planetarium)
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Asteroid 2018 AJ Distance
The distance of Asteroid 2018 AJ from Earth is currently 250,821,699 kilometers, equivalent to 1.676639 Astronomical Units. Light takes 13 minutes and 56.6511 seconds to travel from Asteroid 2018 AJ and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 2018 AJ 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. The value of the distance of 2018 AJ from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Asteroid 2018 AJ to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid 2018 AJ to Earth happens on Wed Jan 24 2018 at a distance of 0.01203512 Astronomical Units, or 1,800,428 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Asteroid 2018 AJ brightness
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 2018 AJ, 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 2018 AJ rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid 2018 AJ touches the horizon, consideting the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmoshpere conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.
Asteroid 2018 AJ Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.98551461 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2019-Oct-17 09:04:35
|Next perihelion transit||2021-Jun-26 20:16
|Argument of perihelion||peri||195.34514473915°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||303.61556664151°|
Visualization of Asteroid 2018 AJ Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 2018 AJ with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 2018 AJ 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 2018 AJ 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 2018 AJ computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 2018 AJ in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2019 Oct 11||11h 02m 21s||+05° 39’ 07”||26.97||Leo|
|2019 Oct 12||11h 06m 14s||+05° 10’ 41”||26.97||Leo|
|2019 Oct 13||11h 10m 05s||+04° 42’ 12”||26.97||Leo|
|2019 Oct 14||11h 13m 55s||+04° 13’ 40”||26.97||Leo|
|2019 Oct 15||11h 17m 45s||+03° 45’ 05”||26.96||Leo|
|2019 Oct 16||11h 21m 35s||+03° 16’ 27”||26.96||Leo|
|2019 Oct 17||11h 25m 24s||+02° 47’ 48”||26.96||Leo|
|2019 Oct 18||11h 29m 13s||+02° 19’ 09”||26.96||Leo|
|2019 Oct 19||11h 33m 02s||+01° 50’ 30”||26.96||Leo|
|2019 Oct 20||11h 36m 51s||+01° 21’ 51”||26.96||Leo|
|2019 Oct 21||11h 40m 39s||+00° 53’ 12”||26.96||Virgo|
|2019 Oct 22||11h 44m 26s||+00° 24’ 37”||26.96||Virgo|
|2019 Oct 23||11h 48m 12s||-00° 03’ 56”||26.96||Virgo|
|2019 Oct 24||11h 51m 59s||-00° 32’ 26”||26.96||Virgo|