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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 Sagittarius. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 FK5 is 18h 19m 46s and the Declination is -28° 52’ 54” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 FK5 is 30.18 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2018 FK5 [tip: you can also create a Quick Access page for this data if you access it frequently and would like to have a simpler view]:

18h 19m 46s
-28° 52’ 54”

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Additional information about Asteroid (NEO) 2018 FK5 available on TheSkyLive:

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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 Sagittarius on November, 28 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2018 FK5 in Sagittarius on November, 28 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]

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 from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 FK5 from Earth is currently 224,698,614 kilometers, equivalent to 1.502017 Astronomical Units. Light takes 12 minutes and 29.5139 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2018 FK5 and arrive to us.

12 minutes and 29.5139 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 30.18.


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: 118.9°
Max altitude: 9.7°
Azimuth: 241.2°

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 16 December 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459200.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.29654104
Orbit inclination i 12.22420711°
Perihelion distance q 0.76936847 AU
115,095,886 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.41801846 AU
212,132,543 km
Semi-major axis a 1.09369347 AU
163,614,214 km
Orbital period period 1.1400 years
417.7744 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Sep-17 07:45:03
2,459,109.8230 JD
Next perihelion transit 2021-Nov-09 02:20
2,459,527.5974 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 269.7845520091°
Longitude of the ascending node node 9.5431603506287°
Mean anomaly M 78.137224724607°
Mean motion n 0.86170903°/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 Nov 21 17h 35m 39s -29° 11’ 30” 30.11 Ophiucus
2021 Nov 22 17h 41m 42s -29° 12’ 24” 30.12 Ophiucus
2021 Nov 23 17h 47m 43s -29° 12’ 11” 30.13 Sagittarius
2021 Nov 24 17h 53m 44s -29° 10’ 53” 30.13 Sagittarius
2021 Nov 25 17h 59m 45s -29° 08’ 30” 30.14 Sagittarius
2021 Nov 26 18h 05m 47s -29° 05’ 03” 30.15 Sagittarius
2021 Nov 27 18h 11m 48s -29° 00’ 30” 30.16 Sagittarius
2021 Nov 28 18h 17m 48s -28° 54’ 55” 30.17 Sagittarius
2021 Nov 29 18h 23m 47s -28° 48’ 15” 30.19 Sagittarius
2021 Nov 30 18h 29m 44s -28° 40’ 32” 30.20 Sagittarius
2021 Dec 01 18h 35m 40s -28° 31’ 48” 30.21 Sagittarius
2021 Dec 02 18h 41m 36s -28° 22’ 01” 30.22 Sagittarius
2021 Dec 03 18h 47m 30s -28° 11’ 16” 30.23 Sagittarius
2021 Dec 04 18h 53m 22s -27° 59’ 30” 30.24 Sagittarius