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 262,374,776 kilometers, equivalent to 1.753867 Astronomical Units. Light takes 14 minutes and 35.1880 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
|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 Aug 15||07h 07m 24s||+25° 20’ 40”||27.40||Gemini|
|2019 Aug 16||07h 11m 39s||+25° 11’ 30”||27.39||Gemini|
|2019 Aug 17||07h 15m 55s||+25° 01’ 49”||27.38||Gemini|
|2019 Aug 18||07h 20m 09s||+24° 51’ 39”||27.37||Gemini|
|2019 Aug 19||07h 24m 25s||+24° 41’ 00”||27.36||Gemini|
|2019 Aug 20||07h 28m 41s||+24° 29’ 53”||27.35||Gemini|
|2019 Aug 21||07h 32m 57s||+24° 18’ 15”||27.34||Gemini|
|2019 Aug 22||07h 37m 12s||+24° 06’ 10”||27.33||Gemini|
|2019 Aug 23||07h 41m 27s||+23° 53’ 35”||27.32||Gemini|
|2019 Aug 24||07h 45m 43s||+23° 40’ 31”||27.31||Gemini|
|2019 Aug 25||07h 49m 59s||+23° 26’ 57”||27.30||Gemini|
|2019 Aug 26||07h 54m 15s||+23° 12’ 56”||27.29||Gemini|
|2019 Aug 27||07h 58m 31s||+22° 58’ 27”||27.28||Gemini|
|2019 Aug 28||08h 02m 45s||+22° 43’ 28”||27.27||Cancer|