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 316,903,918 kilometers, equivalent to 2.118372 Astronomical Units. Light takes 17 minutes and 37.0777 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 Jun 17||03h 23m 26s||+22° 22’ 33”||28.00||Aries|
|2019 Jun 18||03h 26m 38s||+22° 34’ 06”||27.99||Aries|
|2019 Jun 19||03h 29m 52s||+22° 45’ 29”||27.98||Taurus|
|2019 Jun 20||03h 33m 06s||+22° 56’ 42”||27.97||Taurus|
|2019 Jun 21||03h 36m 23s||+23° 07’ 41”||27.96||Taurus|
|2019 Jun 22||03h 39m 39s||+23° 18’ 30”||27.96||Taurus|
|2019 Jun 23||03h 42m 59s||+23° 29’ 07”||27.95||Taurus|
|2019 Jun 24||03h 46m 18s||+23° 39’ 30”||27.94||Taurus|
|2019 Jun 25||03h 49m 41s||+23° 49’ 41”||27.93||Taurus|
|2019 Jun 26||03h 53m 03s||+23° 59’ 39”||27.92||Taurus|
|2019 Jun 27||03h 56m 26s||+24° 09’ 24”||27.91||Taurus|
|2019 Jun 28||03h 59m 53s||+24° 18’ 55”||27.90||Taurus|
|2019 Jun 29||04h 03m 19s||+24° 28’ 10”||27.89||Taurus|
|2019 Jun 30||04h 06m 47s||+24° 37’ 13”||27.88||Taurus|