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Asteroid (NEO) 2018 FK5

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Asteroid (NEO) 2018 FK5 Position

Asteroid (NEO) 2018 FK5 is currently in the constellation of Andromeda. The current Right Ascension is 00h 39m 48s and the Declination is +31° 44’ 35”.

00h 39m 48s
+31° 44’ 35”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid (NEO) 2018 FK5 is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see fuillscreen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2018 FK5 in Andromeda on December, 14 2019
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Also check out Where is Asteroid (NEO) 2018 FK5?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2018 FK5 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2018 FK5 Distance

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 FK5 from Earth is currently 80,013,607 kilometers, equivalent to 0.534858 Astronomical Units. Light takes 4 minutes and 26.8967 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2018 FK5 and arrive to us.

4 minutes and 26.8967 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 FK5 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 FK5 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 FK5 to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 FK5 to Earth happens on Sat Mar 31 2018 at a distance of 0.00305216 Astronomical Units, or 456,596 kilometers:

Sat Mar 31 2018

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

Asteroid (NEO) 2018 FK5 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 FK5 is 29.17.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 FK5, 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 FK5 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2018 FK5 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 FK5 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 58.2°
Max altitude: 70.3°
Azimuth: 301.8°
Asteroid (NEO) 2018 FK5 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 FK5 touches the horizon, consideting the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmoshpere conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.

Asteroid (NEO) 2018 FK5 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 FK5 at epoch 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.29666874
Orbit inclination i 12.22101903°
Perihelion distance q 0.76994132 AU
115,181,582 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.41947173 AU
212,349,949 km
Semi-major axis a 1.09470653 AU
163,765,766 km
Orbital period period 1.1500 years
418.3550 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2019-Jul-27 14:42:25
2,458,692.1128 JD
Next perihelion transit 2020-Sep-17 23:13
2,459,110.4678 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 269.93463083339°
Longitude of the ascending node node 9.564520314427°
Mean anomaly M 281.16598057516°
Mean motion n 0.86051315°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 FK5 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 FK5 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 FK5 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 FK5
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Asteroid (NEO) 2018 FK5 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 FK5 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 FK5 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2019 Dec 07 00h 27m 27s +32° 09’ 06” 28.80 Andromeda
2019 Dec 08 00h 28m 55s +32° 05’ 12” 28.85 Andromeda
2019 Dec 09 00h 30m 26s +32° 01’ 32” 28.90 Andromeda
2019 Dec 10 00h 31m 59s +31° 58’ 08” 28.95 Andromeda
2019 Dec 11 00h 33m 33s +31° 54’ 56” 28.99 Andromeda
2019 Dec 12 00h 35m 08s +31° 51’ 56” 29.04 Andromeda
2019 Dec 13 00h 36m 45s +31° 49’ 10” 29.09 Andromeda
2019 Dec 14 00h 38m 22s +31° 46’ 37” 29.13 Andromeda
2019 Dec 15 00h 40m 01s +31° 44’ 17” 29.18 Andromeda
2019 Dec 16 00h 41m 43s +31° 42’ 06” 29.22 Andromeda
2019 Dec 17 00h 43m 24s +31° 40’ 09” 29.26 Andromeda
2019 Dec 18 00h 45m 07s +31° 38’ 21” 29.30 Andromeda
2019 Dec 19 00h 46m 53s +31° 36’ 46” 29.35 Andromeda
2019 Dec 20 00h 48m 38s +31° 35’ 21” 29.39 Andromeda