Asteroid 2018 AJ
The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 2018 AJ is 19h 33m 51s and the Declination is -21° 18’ 16” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom ). The current magnitude of Asteroid 2018 AJ is 28.80 (JPL).
- 2018 AJ is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom .
- Given its current magnitude, 2018 AJ is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Asteroid 2018 AJ Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid 2018 AJ 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.
Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Asteroid 2018 AJ is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.
Also check out Where is Asteroid 2018 AJ?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid 2018 AJ in the sky and additional links to sky charts.
Asteroid 2018 AJ Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid 2018 AJ from Earth is currently 386,413,059 kilometers, equivalent to 2.583012 Astronomical Units. Light takes 21 minutes and 28.9352 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 1 January 2013 and 30 December 2100, the closest approach of Asteroid 2018 AJ to Earth happens on Wed Jan 24 2018 at a distance of 0.012035 Astronomical Units, or 1,800,431 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Asteroid 2018 AJ Brightness and Light Curve
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 Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.98565522 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2023-Mar-07 13:15:21
|Next perihelion transit||2024-Nov-15 02:47
|Argument of perihelion||peri||195.43799502679°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||303.58554643684°|
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.
|2023 Dec 03||19h 15m 11s||-22° 06’ 52”||28.79||Sagittarius|
|2023 Dec 04||19h 17m 33s||-22° 01’ 10”||28.80||Sagittarius|
|2023 Dec 05||19h 19m 54s||-21° 55’ 22”||28.80||Sagittarius|
|2023 Dec 06||19h 22m 14s||-21° 49’ 26”||28.80||Sagittarius|
|2023 Dec 07||19h 24m 34s||-21° 43’ 23”||28.80||Sagittarius|
|2023 Dec 08||19h 26m 56s||-21° 37’ 13”||28.80||Sagittarius|
|2023 Dec 09||19h 29m 16s||-21° 30’ 56”||28.80||Sagittarius|
|2023 Dec 10||19h 31m 36s||-21° 24’ 32”||28.80||Sagittarius|
|2023 Dec 11||19h 33m 56s||-21° 18’ 01”||28.80||Sagittarius|
|2023 Dec 12||19h 36m 15s||-21° 11’ 22”||28.80||Sagittarius|
|2023 Dec 13||19h 38m 35s||-21° 04’ 37”||28.79||Sagittarius|
|2023 Dec 14||19h 40m 54s||-20° 57’ 46”||28.79||Sagittarius|
|2023 Dec 15||19h 43m 14s||-20° 50’ 47”||28.79||Sagittarius|
|2023 Dec 16||19h 45m 33s||-20° 43’ 41”||28.79||Sagittarius|