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Asteroid (NEO) 2018 CW2

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Asteroid (NEO) 2018 CW2 Position

Asteroid (NEO) 2018 CW2 is currently in the constellation of Virgo. The current Right Ascension is 12h 24m 28s and the Declination is +12° 02’ 29”.

12h 24m 28s
+12° 02’ 29”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid (NEO) 2018 CW2 is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see full screen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2018 CW2 in Virgo on January, 23 2020
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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Asteroid (NEO) 2018 CW2 Distance

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 CW2 from Earth is currently 22,904,154 kilometers, equivalent to 0.153105 Astronomical Units. Light takes 1 minutes and 16.4000 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2018 CW2 and arrive to us.

1 minutes and 16.4000 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 CW2 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 CW2 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 CW2 to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 CW2 to Earth happens on Fri Feb 18 2022 at a distance of 0.00689260 Astronomical Units, or 1,031,118 kilometers:

Fri Feb 18 2022

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

Asteroid (NEO) 2018 CW2 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 CW2 is 23.49.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 CW2, 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 CW2 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2018 CW2 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 CW2 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 77.9°
Max altitude: 50.5°
Azimuth: 282.0°
Asteroid (NEO) 2018 CW2 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 CW2 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 CW2 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 CW2 at epoch 09 February 2018 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458159.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.42213960
Orbit inclination i 4.92300857°
Perihelion distance q 0.43975866 AU
65,786,959 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.08226520 AU
161,904,570 km
Semi-major axis a 0.76101193 AU
113,845,765 km
Orbital period period 0.6600 years
242.4854 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2018-May-12 02:54:51
2,458,250.6214 JD
Next perihelion transit 2019-Jan-09 14:33
2,458,493.1068 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 327.35267573216°
Longitude of the ascending node node 332.12179866341°
Mean anomaly M 224.71881151299°
Mean motion n 1.48462536°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 CW2 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 CW2 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 CW2 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 CW2
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Asteroid (NEO) 2018 CW2 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 CW2 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 CW2 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Jan 16 12h 21m 26s +11° 27’ 21” 24.19 Virgo
2020 Jan 17 12h 22m 00s +11° 30’ 00” 24.11 Virgo
2020 Jan 18 12h 22m 32s +11° 33’ 11” 24.02 Virgo
2020 Jan 19 12h 23m 02s +11° 36’ 57” 23.93 Virgo
2020 Jan 20 12h 23m 26s +11° 41’ 25” 23.84 Virgo
2020 Jan 21 12h 23m 49s +11° 46’ 33” 23.74 Virgo
2020 Jan 22 12h 24m 08s +11° 52’ 28” 23.64 Virgo
2020 Jan 23 12h 24m 24s +11° 59’ 16” 23.54 Virgo
2020 Jan 24 12h 24m 34s +12° 06’ 59” 23.43 Virgo
2020 Jan 25 12h 24m 41s +12° 15’ 42” 23.32 Virgo
2020 Jan 26 12h 24m 42s +12° 25’ 36” 23.20 Virgo
2020 Jan 27 12h 24m 37s +12° 36’ 47” 23.08 Virgo
2020 Jan 28 12h 24m 25s +12° 49’ 22” 22.96 Virgo
2020 Jan 29 12h 24m 07s +13° 03’ 34” 22.82 Virgo