Asteroid (NEO) 2018 FK5
Asteroid (NEO) 2018 FK5 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 FK5 Impact Earth?.
Asteroid (NEO) 2018 FK5 is currently in the constellation of Scorpius. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 FK5 is 17h 30m 25s and the Declination is -30° 11’ 19” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 FK5 is 30.12 (JPL).
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Asteroid (NEO) 2018 FK5 Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2018 FK5 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 FK5 Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 FK5 from Earth is currently 128,842,961 kilometers, equivalent to 0.861262 Astronomical Units. Light takes 7 minutes and 9.7739 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2018 FK5 and arrive to us.
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.
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
During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 FK5 to Earth happens on Mon Oct 4 2027 at a distance of 0.011462 Astronomical Units, or 1,714,700 kilometers:
Asteroid (NEO) 2018 FK5 brightness
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.
Asteroid (NEO) 2018 FK5 rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 FK5 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 FK5 Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.76940245 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2020-Sep-17 07:46:21
|Next perihelion transit||2021-Nov-09 03:03
|Argument of perihelion||peri||269.78287449167°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||9.5444833571923°|
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!
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.
|2020 Oct 15||16h 38m 57s||-30° 14’ 57”||30.12||Scorpius|
|2020 Oct 16||16h 45m 20s||-30° 19’ 02”||30.12||Scorpius|
|2020 Oct 17||16h 51m 45s||-30° 21’ 51”||30.12||Scorpius|
|2020 Oct 18||16h 58m 10s||-30° 23’ 21”||30.12||Scorpius|
|2020 Oct 19||17h 04m 37s||-30° 23’ 34”||30.12||Scorpius|
|2020 Oct 20||17h 11m 07s||-30° 22’ 27”||30.12||Scorpius|
|2020 Oct 21||17h 17m 35s||-30° 19’ 59”||30.12||Scorpius|
|2020 Oct 22||17h 24m 06s||-30° 16’ 11”||30.12||Scorpius|
|2020 Oct 23||17h 30m 37s||-30° 11’ 04”||30.12||Scorpius|
|2020 Oct 24||17h 37m 08s||-30° 04’ 36”||30.12||Ophiucus|
|2020 Oct 25||17h 43m 38s||-29° 56’ 48”||30.12||Ophiucus|
|2020 Oct 26||17h 50m 08s||-29° 47’ 42”||30.12||Sagittarius|
|2020 Oct 27||17h 56m 39s||-29° 37’ 14”||30.12||Sagittarius|
|2020 Oct 28||18h 03m 07s||-29° 25’ 31”||30.12||Sagittarius|