Asteroid (NEO) 2018 BA3
Asteroid (NEO) 2018 BA3 is currently in the constellation of Cetus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 BA3 is 02h 54m 32s and the Declination is +09° 51’ 59” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 BA3 is 30.42 (JPL).
Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2018 BA3 [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]:
- 2018 BA3 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
- It is visible looking in the South-South-East direction at an altitude of 46° above the horizon.
- Given its current magnitude, 2018 BA3 is visible only through long exposure photography.
- See also 2018 BA3 rise and set times.
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Additional information about Asteroid (NEO) 2018 BA3 available on TheSkyLive:
Asteroid (NEO) 2018 BA3 Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2018 BA3 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) 2018 BA3?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2018 BA3 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.
Asteroid (NEO) 2018 BA3 Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 BA3 from Earth is currently 267,377,259 kilometers, equivalent to 1.787307 Astronomical Units. Light takes 14 minutes and 51.8745 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2018 BA3 and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 BA3 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) 2018 BA3 to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 BA3 to Earth happens on Mon Jan 25 2021 at a distance of 0.00429190 Astronomical Units, or 642,060 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Asteroid (NEO) 2018 BA3 brightness
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 BA3, 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) 2018 BA3 rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 BA3 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) 2018 BA3 Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.98195795 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2021-Feb-02 19:43:59
|Argument of perihelion||peri||9.7371601763184°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||126.1992575°|
Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 BA3 Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 BA3 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 BA3 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) 2018 BA3 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 BA3 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid (NEO) 2018 BA3 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2020 Jul 31||02h 43m 36s||+09° 26’ 00”||30.59||Cetus|
|2020 Aug 01||02h 45m 07s||+09° 29’ 56”||30.57||Cetus|
|2020 Aug 02||02h 46m 38s||+09° 33’ 44”||30.55||Cetus|
|2020 Aug 03||02h 48m 11s||+09° 37’ 28”||30.52||Cetus|
|2020 Aug 04||02h 49m 41s||+09° 41’ 07”||30.50||Cetus|
|2020 Aug 05||02h 51m 12s||+09° 44’ 39”||30.47||Cetus|
|2020 Aug 06||02h 52m 44s||+09° 48’ 05”||30.45||Cetus|
|2020 Aug 07||02h 54m 15s||+09° 51’ 24”||30.42||Cetus|
|2020 Aug 08||02h 55m 45s||+09° 54’ 38”||30.40||Cetus|
|2020 Aug 09||02h 57m 16s||+09° 57’ 47”||30.37||Cetus|
|2020 Aug 10||02h 58m 46s||+10° 00’ 48”||30.35||Cetus|
|2020 Aug 11||03h 00m 17s||+10° 03’ 43”||30.32||Cetus|
|2020 Aug 12||03h 01m 47s||+10° 06’ 33”||30.29||Cetus|
|2020 Aug 13||03h 03m 19s||+10° 09’ 15”||30.27||Cetus|