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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:43  ☀️ Transit: 13:03  🌅 Sunset: 19:24

Asteroid (NEO) 2018 FK5

Asteroid (NEO) 2018 FK5 is currently in the constellation of Pisces. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 FK5 is 01h 05m 08s and the Declination is +09° 13’ 18” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 FK5 is 30.74 (JPL).

01h 05m 08s
+09° 13’ 18”

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

Azimuth: 80.7°
Max altitude: 47.9°
Azimuth: 279.5°
  • 2018 FK5 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • Given its current magnitude, 2018 FK5 is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Available Resources

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 Pisces on March, 29 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2018 FK5 in Pisces on March, 29 2023
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 309,639,153 kilometers, equivalent to 2.069810 Astronomical Units. Light takes 17 minutes and 12.8450 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2018 FK5 and arrive to us.

17 minutes and 12.8450 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.

Chart of the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 FK5 from Earth in Astronomical Units (au)

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 30.74.


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.

Chart of the magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 FK5 as a function of time

Asteroid (NEO) 2018 FK5 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 FK5 at epoch 20 January 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.29647916
Orbit inclination i 12.22459720°
Perihelion distance q 0.76943196 AU
115,105,383 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.41794308 AU
212,121,265 km
Semi-major axis a 1.09368752 AU
163,613,324 km
Orbital period period 1.1438 years
417.7710 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2021-Nov-09 02:57:46
2,459,527.6234 JD
Next perihelion transit 2022-Dec-31 21:28
2,459,945.3945 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 269.79665156389°
Longitude of the ascending node node 9.5388508043295°
Mean anomaly M 62.798894320956°
Mean motion n 0.86171607°/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
2023 Mar 22 00h 41m 45s +06° 04’ 31” 30.65 Pisces
2023 Mar 23 00h 45m 05s +06° 31’ 42” 30.67 Pisces
2023 Mar 24 00h 48m 23s +06° 58’ 41” 30.68 Pisces
2023 Mar 25 00h 51m 39s +07° 25’ 27” 30.69 Pisces
2023 Mar 26 00h 54m 56s +07° 51’ 57” 30.70 Pisces
2023 Mar 27 00h 58m 13s +08° 18’ 16” 30.71 Pisces
2023 Mar 28 01h 01m 28s +08° 44’ 21” 30.73 Pisces
2023 Mar 29 01h 04m 44s +09° 10’ 10” 30.74 Pisces
2023 Mar 30 01h 07m 59s +09° 35’ 48” 30.75 Pisces
2023 Mar 31 01h 11m 12s +10° 01’ 09” 30.76 Pisces
2023 Apr 01 01h 14m 26s +10° 26’ 17” 30.77 Pisces
2023 Apr 02 01h 17m 39s +10° 51’ 11” 30.78 Pisces
2023 Apr 03 01h 20m 52s +11° 15’ 50” 30.79 Pisces
2023 Apr 04 01h 24m 05s +11° 40’ 14” 30.80 Pisces