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Asteroid (NEO) 2018 BD

Asteroid (NEO) 2018 BD is currently in the constellation of Serpens. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 BD is 18h 23m 23s and the Declination is -00° 56’ 57” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 BD is 25.00 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2018 BD [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]:

18h 23m 23s
-00° 56’ 57”

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Asteroid (NEO) 2018 BD Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2018 BD 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.

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2018 BD in Serpens on August, 09 2020
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2018 BD in Serpens on August, 09 2020
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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Asteroid (NEO) 2018 BD Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 BD from Earth is currently 5,159,320 kilometers, equivalent to 0.034488 Astronomical Units. Light takes 17.2096 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2018 BD and arrive to us.

17.2096 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 BD 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.

Distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 BD from Earth between January 2013 and December 2100

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 BD to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 BD to Earth happens on Fri Jan 19 2018 at a distance of 0.00185667 Astronomical Units, or 277,754 kilometers:

Fri Jan 19 2018

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

Asteroid (NEO) 2018 BD brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 BD is 25.00.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 BD, 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.

Predicted magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 BD between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2018 BD rise and set times

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's Asteroid (NEO) 2018 BD rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 91.5°
Max altitude: 36.7°
Azimuth: 269.3°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 BD 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 BD Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 BD at epoch 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.28706377
Orbit inclination i 2.40820918°
Perihelion distance q 0.75086625 AU
112,327,992 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.35553885 AU
202,785,726 km
Semi-major axis a 1.05320255 AU
157,556,859 km
Orbital period period 1.0800 years
394.7901 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-May-23 16:10:57
2,458,993.1743 JD
Next perihelion transit 2021-Jun-22 11:08
2,459,387.9644 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 273.67970702187°
Longitude of the ascending node node 298.07633841249°
Mean anomaly M 6.6801550917467°
Mean motion n 0.91187692°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 BD Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 BD with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 BD 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!

Orbit Diagram of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 BD
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Asteroid (NEO) 2018 BD 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 BD 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 BD in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Aug 02 12h 45m 01s +18° 01’ 35” 27.00 Coma
2020 Aug 03 13h 42m 24s +16° 54’ 23” 26.00 Bootes
2020 Aug 04 14h 46m 58s +14° 25’ 39” 25.00 Bootes
2020 Aug 05 15h 49m 39s +10° 53’ 51” 24.00 Serpens
2020 Aug 06 16h 42m 42s +07° 11’ 50” 24.00 Hercules
2020 Aug 07 17h 24m 03s +03° 59’ 25” 24.00 Ophiucus
2020 Aug 08 17h 55m 22s +01° 27’ 08” 24.00 Ophiucus
2020 Aug 09 18h 19m 04s -00° 29’ 50” 25.00 Serpens
2020 Aug 10 18h 37m 18s -01° 59’ 53” 25.00 Serpens
2020 Aug 11 18h 51m 39s -03° 10’ 08” 25.00 Aquila
2020 Aug 12 19h 03m 10s -04° 05’ 57” 25.00 Aquila
2020 Aug 13 19h 12m 34s -04° 51’ 09” 25.00 Aquila
2020 Aug 14 19h 20m 25s -05° 28’ 23” 25.00 Aquila
2020 Aug 15 19h 27m 02s -05° 59’ 35” 26.00 Aquila