Asteroid (NEO) 2018 CH2
Asteroid (NEO) 2018 CH2 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 CH2 Impact Earth?.
Asteroid (NEO) 2018 CH2 is currently in the constellation of Lynx. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 CH2 is 08h 57m 40s and the Declination is +42° 01’ 38” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 CH2 is 24.19 (JPL).
Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2018 CH2 [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 CH2 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
- It is visible looking in the West-North-West direction at an altitude of 38° above the horizon.
- Given its current magnitude, 2018 CH2 is visible only through long exposure photography.
- See also 2018 CH2 rise and set times.
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Additional information about Asteroid (NEO) 2018 CH2 available on TheSkyLive:
Asteroid (NEO) 2018 CH2 Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2018 CH2 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 CH2?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2018 CH2 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.
Asteroid (NEO) 2018 CH2 Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 CH2 from Earth is currently 14,787,795 kilometers, equivalent to 0.098850 Astronomical Units. Light takes 49.3268 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2018 CH2 and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 CH2 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 CH2 to Earth
During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 CH2 to Earth happens on Fri Feb 5 2021 at a distance of 0.037382 Astronomical Units, or 5,592,216 kilometers:
Asteroid (NEO) 2018 CH2 brightness
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 CH2, 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 CH2 rise and set times
Asteroid (NEO) 2018 CH2 is circumpolar and transits at 00:55 UTC (altitude: 80.6°)
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 CH2 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 CH2 Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.96445115 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2021-Feb-27 23:30:05
|Argument of perihelion||peri||202.25657103518°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||324.23273599982°|
Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 CH2 Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 CH2 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 CH2 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 CH2 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 CH2 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 CH2 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2021 Jan 14||08h 21m 12s||+42° 11’ 54”||24.99||Lynx|
|2021 Jan 15||08h 24m 56s||+42° 15’ 24”||24.89||Lynx|
|2021 Jan 16||08h 28m 59s||+42° 17’ 52”||24.79||Lynx|
|2021 Jan 17||08h 33m 24s||+42° 19’ 03”||24.68||Lynx|
|2021 Jan 18||08h 38m 14s||+42° 18’ 41”||24.57||Lynx|
|2021 Jan 19||08h 43m 33s||+42° 16’ 27”||24.46||Lynx|
|2021 Jan 20||08h 49m 26s||+42° 11’ 58”||24.34||Lynx|
|2021 Jan 21||08h 55m 54s||+42° 04’ 42”||24.22||Lynx|
|2021 Jan 22||09h 03m 06s||+41° 53’ 58”||24.10||Lynx|
|2021 Jan 23||09h 11m 07s||+41° 38’ 57”||23.97||Lynx|
|2021 Jan 24||09h 20m 03s||+41° 18’ 28”||23.84||Lynx|
|2021 Jan 25||09h 30m 02s||+40° 51’ 06”||23.70||Lynx|
|2021 Jan 26||09h 41m 13s||+40° 15’ 00”||23.56||Lynx|
|2021 Jan 27||09h 53m 47s||+39° 27’ 38”||23.42||Leo Minor|