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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 Auriga. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 FK5 is 05h 35m 52s and the Declination is +31° 29’ 46” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 FK5 is 31.79 (JPL).

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05h 35m 52s
+31° 29’ 46”

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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.

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2018 FK5 in Auriga on May, 08 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2018 FK5 in Auriga on May, 08 2021
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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Asteroid (NEO) 2018 FK5 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 FK5 from Earth is currently 307,089,252 kilometers, equivalent to 2.052765 Astronomical Units. Light takes 17 minutes and 4.3395 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2018 FK5 and arrive to us.

17 minutes and 4.3395 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

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 1,714,665 kilometers:

Mon Oct 4 2027

Asteroid (NEO) 2018 FK5 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 FK5 is 31.79.


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: 58.5°
Max altitude: 70.0°
Azimuth: 301.5°

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

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 FK5 at epoch 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.29654245
Orbit inclination i 12.22393166°
Perihelion distance q 0.76940245 AU
115,100,968 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.41808547 AU
212,142,567 km
Semi-major axis a 1.09374396 AU
163,621,768 km
Orbital period period 1.1400 years
417.8034 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Sep-17 07:46:21
2,459,109.8239 JD
Next perihelion transit 2021-Nov-09 03:03
2,459,527.6272 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 269.78287449167°
Longitude of the ascending node node 9.5444833571923°
Mean anomaly M 265.8011617515°
Mean motion n 0.86164937°/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
2021 May 01 05h 13m 53s +31° 27’ 42” 31.80 Auriga
2021 May 02 05h 17m 00s +31° 28’ 45” 31.80 Auriga
2021 May 03 05h 20m 08s +31° 29’ 31” 31.80 Auriga
2021 May 04 05h 23m 16s +31° 30’ 05” 31.80 Auriga
2021 May 05 05h 26m 24s +31° 30’ 23” 31.80 Auriga
2021 May 06 05h 29m 31s +31° 30’ 27” 31.80 Auriga
2021 May 07 05h 32m 39s +31° 30’ 15” 31.80 Auriga
2021 May 08 05h 35m 48s +31° 29’ 50” 31.79 Auriga
2021 May 09 05h 38m 56s +31° 29’ 12” 31.79 Auriga
2021 May 10 05h 42m 03s +31° 28’ 18” 31.79 Auriga
2021 May 11 05h 45m 11s +31° 27’ 09” 31.79 Auriga
2021 May 12 05h 48m 20s +31° 25’ 45” 31.79 Auriga
2021 May 13 05h 51m 29s +31° 24’ 07” 31.78 Auriga
2021 May 14 05h 54m 38s +31° 22’ 15” 31.78 Auriga