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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:03  ☀️ Transit: 12:06  🌅 Sunset: 18:09

Asteroid (NEO) 2018 QE

Asteroid (NEO) 2018 QE is currently in the constellation of Pisces. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 QE is 23h 48m 39s and the Declination is -01° 19’ 13” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 QE is 29.44 (JPL).

23h 48m 39s
-01° 19’ 13”

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

Azimuth: 91.5°
Max altitude: 37.1°
Azimuth: 268.7°
  • 2018 QE is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • Right now it is placed in the West-South-West direction at an altitude of 16° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2018 QE is visible only through long exposure photography.
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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.

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2018 QE in Pisces on March, 20 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2018 QE in Pisces on March, 20 2023
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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 296,719,453 kilometers, equivalent to 1.983447 Astronomical Units. Light takes 16 minutes and 29.7496 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2018 QE and arrive to us.

16 minutes and 29.7496 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

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 QE is 29.44.


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 20 January 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.24584774
Orbit inclination i 0.17493704°
Perihelion distance q 0.98962345 AU
148,045,561 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.63484248 AU
244,568,954 km
Semi-major axis a 1.31223296 AU
196,307,258 km
Orbital period period 1.5032 years
549.0537 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2021-Sep-19 06:49:18
2,459,476.7842 JD
Next perihelion transit 2023-Mar-22 08:06
2,460,025.8380 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 258.2944233987°
Longitude of the ascending node node 97.888643718832°
Mean anomaly M 81.117152896505°
Mean motion n 0.65567354°/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
2023 Mar 13 23h 18m 51s -04° 30’ 52” 29.48 Aquarius
2023 Mar 14 23h 22m 45s -04° 06’ 06” 29.48 Aquarius
2023 Mar 15 23h 26m 38s -03° 41’ 12” 29.47 Aquarius
2023 Mar 16 23h 30m 32s -03° 16’ 17” 29.47 Pisces
2023 Mar 17 23h 34m 24s -02° 51’ 16” 29.46 Pisces
2023 Mar 18 23h 38m 17s -02° 26’ 13” 29.46 Pisces
2023 Mar 19 23h 42m 11s -02° 01’ 08” 29.45 Pisces
2023 Mar 20 23h 46m 04s -01° 36’ 00” 29.45 Pisces
2023 Mar 21 23h 49m 56s -01° 10’ 50” 29.44 Pisces
2023 Mar 22 23h 53m 48s -00° 45’ 41” 29.44 Pisces
2023 Mar 23 23h 57m 42s -00° 20’ 30” 29.44 Pisces
2023 Mar 24 00h 01m 33s +00° 04’ 37” 29.43 Pisces
2023 Mar 25 00h 05m 26s +00° 29’ 47” 29.43 Pisces
2023 Mar 26 00h 09m 19s +00° 54’ 54” 29.43 Pisces