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 11h 53m 49s and the Declination is +00° 46’ 19” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 QE is 31.57 (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 East-South-East direction at an altitude of 21° 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 339,342,842 kilometers, equivalent to 2.268367 Astronomical Units. Light takes 18 minutes and 51.9259 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 0.004567 Astronomical Units, or 683,234 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||0.98966820 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2020-Mar-19 07:53:00
|Next perihelion transit||2021-Sep-20 04:13
|Argument of perihelion||peri||249.45597078422°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||107.69021942561°|
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.
|2020 Oct 22||11h 37m 36s||+02° 31’ 13”||31.55||Virgo|
|2020 Oct 23||11h 39m 51s||+02° 16’ 41”||31.55||Virgo|
|2020 Oct 24||11h 42m 06s||+02° 02’ 11”||31.56||Virgo|
|2020 Oct 25||11h 44m 21s||+01° 47’ 40”||31.56||Virgo|
|2020 Oct 26||11h 46m 36s||+01° 33’ 11”||31.56||Virgo|
|2020 Oct 27||11h 48m 50s||+01° 18’ 42”||31.57||Virgo|
|2020 Oct 28||11h 51m 03s||+01° 04’ 14”||31.57||Virgo|
|2020 Oct 29||11h 53m 17s||+00° 49’ 46”||31.57||Virgo|
|2020 Oct 30||11h 55m 32s||+00° 35’ 21”||31.58||Virgo|
|2020 Oct 31||11h 57m 46s||+00° 20’ 56”||31.58||Virgo|
|2020 Nov 01||11h 59m 58s||+00° 06’ 33”||31.58||Virgo|
|2020 Nov 02||12h 02m 12s||-00° 07’ 49”||31.58||Virgo|
|2020 Nov 03||12h 04m 26s||-00° 22’ 10”||31.58||Virgo|
|2020 Nov 04||12h 06m 38s||-00° 36’ 30”||31.59||Virgo|