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Asteroid (NEO) 2018 LB

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Asteroid (NEO) 2018 LB Position

Asteroid (NEO) 2018 LB is currently in the constellation of Virgo. The current Right Ascension is 14h 06m 20s and the Declination is -12° 28’ 44”.

14h 06m 20s
-12° 28’ 44”

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

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2018 LB in Virgo on October, 21 2019
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Also check out Where is Asteroid (NEO) 2018 LB?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2018 LB in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2018 LB Distance

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 LB from Earth is currently 309,868,451 kilometers, equivalent to 2.071343 Astronomical Units. Light takes 17 minutes and 13.6099 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2018 LB and arrive to us.

17 minutes and 13.6099 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 LB 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 LB 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 LB to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 LB to Earth happens on Fri Jun 1 2018 at a distance of 0.00549518 Astronomical Units, or 822,067 kilometers:

Fri Jun 1 2018

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

Asteroid (NEO) 2018 LB brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 LB is 28.24.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 LB, 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 LB between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2018 LB 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 LB rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 102.5°
Max altitude: 25.9°
Azimuth: 257.4°
Asteroid (NEO) 2018 LB is below 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 LB touches the horizon, consideting the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmoshpere conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.

Asteroid (NEO) 2018 LB Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 LB at epoch 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.31904677
Orbit inclination i 0.87923378°
Perihelion distance q 0.56183991 AU
84,050,054 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.08831719 AU
162,809,935 km
Semi-major axis a 0.82507855 AU
123,429,994 km
Orbital period period 0.7500 years
273.7420 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2019-Jun-04 03:21:59
2,458,638.6403 JD
Next perihelion transit 2020-Mar-03 21:10
2,458,912.3822 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 318.70862508127°
Longitude of the ascending node node 79.469337742455°
Mean anomaly M 309.84145398609°
Mean motion n 1.31510713°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 LB Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 LB with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 LB 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 LB
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Asteroid (NEO) 2018 LB 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 LB 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 LB in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2019 Oct 14 13h 43m 06s -10° 19’ 41” 28.27 Virgo
2019 Oct 15 13h 46m 19s -10° 38’ 07” 28.27 Virgo
2019 Oct 16 13h 49m 33s -10° 56’ 25” 28.27 Virgo
2019 Oct 17 13h 52m 48s -11° 14’ 35” 28.26 Virgo
2019 Oct 18 13h 56m 02s -11° 32’ 36” 28.25 Virgo
2019 Oct 19 13h 59m 17s -11° 50’ 30” 28.25 Virgo
2019 Oct 20 14h 02m 33s -12° 08’ 17” 28.24 Virgo
2019 Oct 21 14h 05m 48s -12° 25’ 54” 28.24 Virgo
2019 Oct 22 14h 09m 05s -12° 43’ 22” 28.23 Virgo
2019 Oct 23 14h 12m 20s -13° 00’ 42” 28.22 Virgo
2019 Oct 24 14h 15m 38s -13° 17’ 53” 28.21 Virgo
2019 Oct 25 14h 18m 56s -13° 34’ 54” 28.21 Virgo
2019 Oct 26 14h 22m 14s -13° 51’ 47” 28.20 Libra
2019 Oct 27 14h 25m 33s -14° 08’ 29” 28.19 Libra