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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 Ophiucus. The current Right Ascension is 17h 26m 49s and the Declination is -23° 14’ 29”.

17h 26m 49s
-23° 14’ 29”

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 Ophiucus on December, 14 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 290,898,233 kilometers, equivalent to 1.944535 Astronomical Units. Light takes 16 minutes and 10.3321 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2018 LB and arrive to us.

16 minutes and 10.3321 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 27.39.


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: 113.2°
Max altitude: 15.3°
Azimuth: 246.8°
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 Dec 07 16h 54m 24s -22° 33’ 03” 27.58 Ophiucus
2019 Dec 08 16h 58m 27s -22° 39’ 36” 27.55 Ophiucus
2019 Dec 09 17h 02m 30s -22° 45’ 46” 27.53 Ophiucus
2019 Dec 10 17h 06m 35s -22° 51’ 34” 27.51 Ophiucus
2019 Dec 11 17h 10m 41s -22° 57’ 01” 27.49 Ophiucus
2019 Dec 12 17h 14m 49s -23° 02’ 04” 27.46 Ophiucus
2019 Dec 13 17h 18m 59s -23° 06’ 46” 27.44 Ophiucus
2019 Dec 14 17h 23m 09s -23° 11’ 03” 27.41 Ophiucus
2019 Dec 15 17h 27m 21s -23° 14’ 57” 27.39 Ophiucus
2019 Dec 16 17h 31m 35s -23° 18’ 27” 27.36 Ophiucus
2019 Dec 17 17h 35m 49s -23° 21’ 32” 27.34 Ophiucus
2019 Dec 18 17h 40m 05s -23° 24’ 11” 27.33 Ophiucus
2019 Dec 19 17h 44m 23s -23° 26’ 26” 27.33 Sagittarius
2019 Dec 20 17h 48m 42s -23° 28’ 14” 27.32 Sagittarius