Asteroid (NEO) 2018 QE
Asteroid (NEO) 2018 QE is a Near Earth Object. If you've heard news about a potential impact of this asteroid with the Earth, please check out Will Asteroid Asteroid (NEO) 2018 QE Impact Earth?.
Asteroid (NEO) 2018 QE is currently in the constellation of Virgo. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 QE is 13h 26m 05s and the Declination is -08° 56’ 09” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 QE is 31.30 (JPL).
Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2018 QE [tip: you can also create a Quick Access page for this data if you access it frequently and would like to have a simpler view]:
- 2018 QE is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
- It is visible looking in the South-West direction at an altitude of 15° above the horizon.
- Given its current magnitude, 2018 QE is visible only through long exposure photography.
- See also 2018 QE rise and set times.
- Go to interactive sky chart
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Additional information about Asteroid (NEO) 2018 QE available on TheSkyLive:
Asteroid (NEO) 2018 QE Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2018 QE 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.
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 358,356,814 kilometers, equivalent to 2.395467 Astronomical Units. Light takes 19 minutes and 55.3497 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2018 QE and arrive to us.
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.
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:
Asteroid (NEO) 2018 QE brightness
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.
Asteroid (NEO) 2018 QE rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 QE 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 QE Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.98962345 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2021-Sep-19 06:49:18
|Next perihelion transit||2023-Mar-22 08:06
|Argument of perihelion||peri||258.2944233987°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||97.888643718832°|
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!
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.
|2022 Sep 17||13h 07m 14s||-07° 02’ 16”||31.37||Virgo|
|2022 Sep 18||13h 09m 38s||-07° 17’ 07”||31.37||Virgo|
|2022 Sep 19||13h 12m 05s||-07° 31’ 58”||31.36||Virgo|
|2022 Sep 20||13h 14m 31s||-07° 46’ 46”||31.35||Virgo|
|2022 Sep 21||13h 16m 59s||-08° 01’ 36”||31.34||Virgo|
|2022 Sep 22||13h 19m 26s||-08° 16’ 23”||31.33||Virgo|
|2022 Sep 23||13h 21m 54s||-08° 31’ 09”||31.32||Virgo|
|2022 Sep 24||13h 24m 21s||-08° 45’ 54”||31.31||Virgo|
|2022 Sep 25||13h 26m 50s||-09° 00’ 35”||31.30||Virgo|
|2022 Sep 26||13h 29m 21s||-09° 15’ 18”||31.29||Virgo|
|2022 Sep 27||13h 31m 50s||-09° 29’ 57”||31.28||Virgo|
|2022 Sep 28||13h 34m 22s||-09° 44’ 34”||31.27||Virgo|
|2022 Sep 29||13h 36m 52s||-09° 59’ 09”||31.26||Virgo|
|2022 Sep 30||13h 39m 24s||-10° 13’ 42”||31.25||Virgo|