Asteroid (NEO) 2018 DU
Asteroid (NEO) 2018 DU 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 DU Impact Earth?.
Asteroid (NEO) 2018 DU is currently in the constellation of Pisces. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 DU is 23h 59m 30s and the Declination is -01° 35’ 15” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 DU is 30.99 (JPL).
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Asteroid (NEO) 2018 DU Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2018 DU 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 DU Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 DU from Earth is currently 178,661,504 kilometers, equivalent to 1.194278 Astronomical Units. Light takes 9 minutes and 55.9506 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2018 DU and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 DU 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 DU to Earth
During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 DU to Earth happens on Wed Feb 25 2032 at a distance of 0.005115 Astronomical Units, or 765,132 kilometers:
Asteroid (NEO) 2018 DU brightness
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 DU, 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 DU rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 DU 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 DU Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.96195103 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2022-Jan-22 06:56:12
|Next perihelion transit||2023-May-02 02:31
|Argument of perihelion||peri||217.52366577231°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||335.13770111532°|
Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 DU Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 DU with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 DU 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 DU 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 DU 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 DU in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2022 May 21||23h 40m 24s||-03° 53’ 21”||30.99||Aquarius|
|2022 May 22||23h 42m 57s||-03° 35’ 04”||30.99||Aquarius|
|2022 May 23||23h 45m 29s||-03° 16’ 49”||30.99||Pisces|
|2022 May 24||23h 48m 02s||-02° 58’ 36”||30.99||Pisces|
|2022 May 25||23h 50m 33s||-02° 40’ 26”||30.99||Pisces|
|2022 May 26||23h 53m 03s||-02° 22’ 18”||30.99||Pisces|
|2022 May 27||23h 55m 32s||-02° 04’ 11”||30.99||Pisces|
|2022 May 28||23h 58m 00s||-01° 46’ 09”||30.99||Pisces|
|2022 May 29||00h 00m 29s||-01° 28’ 09”||30.99||Pisces|
|2022 May 30||00h 02m 57s||-01° 10’ 11”||30.99||Pisces|
|2022 May 31||00h 05m 24s||-00° 52’ 18”||30.99||Pisces|
|2022 Jun 01||00h 07m 50s||-00° 34’ 27”||30.99||Pisces|
|2022 Jun 02||00h 10m 15s||-00° 16’ 39”||30.99||Pisces|
|2022 Jun 03||00h 12m 41s||+00° 01’ 04”||30.98||Pisces|