Asteroid (NEO) 2018 DU
Asteroid (NEO) 2018 DU is currently in the constellation of Sagittarius. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 DU is 18h 33m 53s and the Declination is -23° 49’ 20” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom ). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 DU is 30.41 (JPL).
- 2018 DU is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom .
- Given its current magnitude, 2018 DU is visible only through long exposure photography.
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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 128,577,013 kilometers, equivalent to 0.859484 Astronomical Units. Light takes 7 minutes and 8.8868 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 and Light Curve
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 Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.96193965 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2023-May-02 03:29:19
|Next perihelion transit||2024-Aug-08 23:28
|Argument of perihelion||peri||217.56359363977°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||335.12613789255°|
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.
|2023 Sep 25||18h 07m 23s||-24° 30’ 52”||30.26||Sagittarius|
|2023 Sep 26||18h 10m 46s||-24° 26’ 20”||30.28||Sagittarius|
|2023 Sep 27||18h 14m 09s||-24° 21’ 34”||30.30||Sagittarius|
|2023 Sep 28||18h 17m 31s||-24° 16’ 36”||30.32||Sagittarius|
|2023 Sep 29||18h 20m 53s||-24° 11’ 26”||30.34||Sagittarius|
|2023 Sep 30||18h 24m 12s||-24° 06’ 06”||30.36||Sagittarius|
|2023 Oct 01||18h 27m 30s||-24° 00’ 32”||30.37||Sagittarius|
|2023 Oct 02||18h 30m 48s||-23° 54’ 47”||30.39||Sagittarius|
|2023 Oct 03||18h 34m 05s||-23° 48’ 50”||30.41||Sagittarius|
|2023 Oct 04||18h 37m 20s||-23° 42’ 42”||30.43||Sagittarius|
|2023 Oct 05||18h 40m 36s||-23° 36’ 23”||30.45||Sagittarius|
|2023 Oct 06||18h 43m 49s||-23° 29’ 53”||30.47||Sagittarius|
|2023 Oct 07||18h 47m 02s||-23° 23’ 12”||30.49||Sagittarius|
|2023 Oct 08||18h 50m 13s||-23° 16’ 21”||30.51||Sagittarius|