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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 Auriga. The current Right Ascension is 04h 53m 11s and the Declination is +33° 52’ 59”.

04h 53m 11s
+33° 52’ 59”

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

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2018 FK5 in Auriga on March, 29 2020
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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Asteroid (NEO) 2018 FK5 Distance

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 FK5 from Earth is currently 213,672,032 kilometers, equivalent to 1.428309 Astronomical Units. Light takes 11 minutes and 52.7332 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2018 FK5 and arrive to us.

11 minutes and 52.7332 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 31.41.


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: 56.1°
Max altitude: 72.4°
Azimuth: 303.9°
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, 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 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
2020 Mar 22 04h 30m 42s +34° 01’ 06” 31.36 Perseus
2020 Mar 23 04h 33m 33s +34° 00’ 33” 31.37 Perseus
2020 Mar 24 04h 36m 23s +33° 59’ 53” 31.38 Perseus
2020 Mar 25 04h 39m 15s +33° 59’ 03” 31.38 Auriga
2020 Mar 26 04h 42m 06s +33° 58’ 05” 31.39 Auriga
2020 Mar 27 04h 44m 57s +33° 57’ 00” 31.39 Auriga
2020 Mar 28 04h 47m 49s +33° 55’ 44” 31.40 Auriga
2020 Mar 29 04h 50m 43s +33° 54’ 19” 31.40 Auriga
2020 Mar 30 04h 53m 35s +33° 52’ 45” 31.41 Auriga
2020 Mar 31 04h 56m 30s +33° 51’ 02” 31.41 Auriga
2020 Apr 01 04h 59m 22s +33° 49’ 09” 31.42 Auriga
2020 Apr 02 05h 02m 17s +33° 47’ 08” 31.42 Auriga
2020 Apr 03 05h 05m 12s +33° 44’ 56” 31.43 Auriga
2020 Apr 04 05h 08m 05s +33° 42’ 33” 31.43 Auriga