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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:00  
clear_day Transit: 12:48  
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Asteroid (NEO) 2018 DU

Altitude: -7.7°   Azimuth: 241.0°   Direction: West-South-West

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 edit_location_alt). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 DU is 30.41 (JPL).

18h 33m 53s
-23° 49’ 20”

Today's rise, transit and set times of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 DU from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 113.9°
Max altitude: 14.7°
Azimuth: 246.2°
  • 2018 DU is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
  • 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.

Finder chart of 2018 DU in Sagittarius on October,02 2023
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2018 DU in Sagittarius on October, 02 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Finder chart of 2018 DU
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2018 DU in Sagittarius on October, 02 2023
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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Also check out Where is Asteroid (NEO) 2018 DU?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2018 DU in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

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.

7 minutes and 8.8868 seconds

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.

Chart of the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 DU from Earth in Astronomical Units (au)

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:

Wed Feb 25 2032

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.

Chart of the magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 DU as a function of time

Asteroid (NEO) 2018 DU Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 DU at epoch 24 February 2023 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.18087759
Orbit inclination i 3.19623344°
Perihelion distance q 0.96193965 AU
143,904,124 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.38676829 AU
207,457,583 km
Semi-major axis a 1.17435397 AU
175,680,854 km
Orbital period period 1.2726 years
464.8330 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2023-May-02 03:29:19
2,460,066.6454 JD
Next perihelion transit 2024-Aug-08 23:28
2,460,531.4784 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 217.56359363977°
Longitude of the ascending node node 335.12613789255°
Mean anomaly M 308.77228865181°
Mean motion n 0.77447168°/day

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!

Orbit Diagram of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 DU
View Asteroid (NEO) 2018 DU in the 3D Solar System Simulator

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.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
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