Asteroid (NEO) 2018 BA3
Asteroid (NEO) 2018 BA3 is a Near Earth Object. If you've heard news about a potential impact of this asteroid with the Earth, please check out Will Asteroid Asteroid (NEO) 2018 BA3 Impact Earth?.
Asteroid (NEO) 2018 BA3 is currently in the constellation of Lepus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 BA3 is 07h 02m 33s and the Declination is -13° 02’ 02” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 BA3 is 16.72 (JPL).
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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.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2018 BA3 Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 BA3 from Earth is currently 862,972 kilometers, equivalent to 0.005769 Astronomical Units. Light takes 2.8786 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
During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 BA3 to Earth happens on Mon Jan 25 2021 at a distance of 0.003786 Astronomical Units, or 566,394 kilometers:
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.
|2021 Jan 17||04h 28m 28s||-09° 32’ 21”||21.34||Eridanus|
|2021 Jan 18||04h 31m 14s||-09° 39’ 48”||21.08||Eridanus|
|2021 Jan 19||04h 34m 58s||-09° 48’ 34”||20.78||Eridanus|
|2021 Jan 20||04h 40m 06s||-09° 59’ 25”||20.41||Eridanus|
|2021 Jan 21||04h 47m 39s||-10° 13’ 37”||19.97||Eridanus|
|2021 Jan 22||04h 59m 30s||-10° 33’ 34”||19.40||Eridanus|
|2021 Jan 23||05h 20m 30s||-11° 03’ 38”||18.61||Lepus|
|2021 Jan 24||06h 05m 57s||-11° 48’ 20”||17.44||Lepus|
|2021 Jan 25||08h 18m 37s||-11° 21’ 02”||15.75||Hydra|
|2021 Jan 26||12h 30m 03s||-01° 24’ 38”||16.77||Virgo|
|2021 Jan 27||14h 19m 32s||+04° 20’ 57”||18.77||Virgo|
|2021 Jan 28||14h 58m 53s||+06° 13’ 44”||19.98||Virgo|
|2021 Jan 29||15h 17m 57s||+07° 04’ 09”||20.77||Serpens|
|2021 Jan 30||15h 29m 04s||+07° 31’ 58”||21.34||Serpens|