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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:17
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Asteroid (NEO) 2018 QE

Below the horizon.  Rise: 20:21 | Tran: 0:12 | Set: 4:09
Altitude: -1.3°   Azimuth: 126.5°   Direction: South-East

Asteroid (NEO) 2018 QE is currently in the constellation of Ophiucus, at a distance of 31,697,746 kilometers from Earth. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 QE is 17h 11m 11s and the Declination is -22° 48’ 35” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, UK). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 QE is 25.38 (JPL).

Finder chart of 2018 QE in Ophiucus on June,20 2024
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2018 QE in Ophiucus on June, 20 2024. Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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17h 11m 11s
-22° 48’ 35”

Today's rise, transit and set times of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 QE from Greenwich, UK (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 112.8°
Max altitude: 15.7°
Azimuth: 247.2°

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Additional Resources

Asteroid (NEO) 2018 QE Position and Finder Charts

Finder chart of 2018 QE
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2018 QE in Ophiucus on June, 20 2024
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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Also check out Where is Asteroid (NEO) 2018 QE?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2018 QE in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2018 QE Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 QE from Earth is currently 31,697,746 kilometers, equivalent to 0.211886 Astronomical Units. Light takes 1 minutes and 45.7323 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2018 QE and arrive to us.

1 minutes and 45.7323 seconds

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

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 QE to Earth happens on Wed Oct 9 2024 at a distance of 0.004466 Astronomical Units, or 668,092 kilometers:

Wed Oct 9 2024

Asteroid (NEO) 2018 QE Brightness and Light Curve

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 QE, 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 QE as a function of time

Asteroid (NEO) 2018 QE Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 QE at epoch 30 March 2024 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460400.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.24577840
Orbit inclination i 0.17494494°
Perihelion distance q 0.98974329 AU
148,063,488 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.63479910 AU
244,562,465 km
Semi-major axis a 1.31227119 AU
196,312,977 km
Orbital period period 1.5033 years
549.0777 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2024-Sep-21 10:22:27
2,460,574.9323 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 258.22080435043°
Longitude of the ascending node node 97.980781986443°
Mean anomaly M 245.63437563154°
Mean motion n 0.65564489°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 QE Orbit

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

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

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2024 Jun 13 17h 26m 30s -22° 58’ 44” 25.15 Ophiucus
2024 Jun 14 17h 24m 42s -22° 57’ 43” 25.20 Ophiucus
2024 Jun 15 17h 22m 50s -22° 56’ 38” 25.25 Ophiucus
2024 Jun 16 17h 20m 57s -22° 55’ 24” 25.28 Ophiucus
2024 Jun 17 17h 18m 59s -22° 54’ 06” 25.31 Ophiucus
2024 Jun 18 17h 16m 59s -22° 52’ 40” 25.33 Ophiucus
2024 Jun 19 17h 14m 57s -22° 51’ 06” 25.35 Ophiucus
2024 Jun 20 17h 12m 51s -22° 49’ 26” 25.37 Ophiucus
2024 Jun 21 17h 10m 44s -22° 47’ 39” 25.38 Ophiucus
2024 Jun 22 17h 08m 35s -22° 45’ 43” 25.39 Ophiucus
2024 Jun 23 17h 06m 24s -22° 43’ 41” 25.40 Ophiucus
2024 Jun 24 17h 04m 10s -22° 41’ 30” 25.41 Ophiucus
2024 Jun 25 17h 01m 56s -22° 39’ 12” 25.42 Ophiucus
2024 Jun 26 16h 59m 42s -22° 36’ 47” 25.43 Ophiucus