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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:59  
clear_day Transit: 12:48  
SunsetSet: 18:36 south
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Asteroid (NEO) 2018 QE

Altitude: 45.2°   Azimuth: 160.7°   Direction: South-South-East

Asteroid (NEO) 2018 QE is currently in the constellation of Leo. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 QE is 10h 43m 55s and the Declination is +08° 07’ 30” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 QE is 31.43 (JPL).

10h 43m 55s
+08° 07’ 30”

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

Azimuth: 81.8°
Max altitude: 46.6°
Azimuth: 278.1°
  • 2018 QE is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
  • Right now it is placed in the South-South-East direction at an altitude of 45° 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.

Finder chart of 2018 QE in Leo on October,01 2023
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2018 QE in Leo on October, 01 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Finder chart of 2018 QE
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2018 QE in Leo on October, 01 2023
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 352,024,464 kilometers, equivalent to 2.353138 Astronomical Units. Light takes 19 minutes and 34.2272 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2018 QE and arrive to us.

19 minutes and 34.2272 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 24 February 2023 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.24588284
Orbit inclination i 0.17495514°
Perihelion distance q 0.98955789 AU
148,035,753 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.63485631 AU
244,571,023 km
Semi-major axis a 1.31220710 AU
196,303,388 km
Orbital period period 1.5032 years
549.0375 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2023-Mar-22 09:24:11
2,460,025.8918 JD
Next perihelion transit 2024-Sep-21 10:18
2,460,574.9293 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 258.27877488763°
Longitude of the ascending node node 97.933584750783°
Mean anomaly M 343.35077284876°
Mean motion n 0.65569293°/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 Sep 24 10h 26m 09s +09° 52’ 10” 31.38 Leo
2023 Sep 25 10h 28m 36s +09° 38’ 07” 31.39 Leo
2023 Sep 26 10h 31m 00s +09° 24’ 01” 31.40 Leo
2023 Sep 27 10h 33m 25s +09° 09’ 52” 31.40 Leo
2023 Sep 28 10h 35m 51s +08° 55’ 41” 31.41 Leo
2023 Sep 29 10h 38m 14s +08° 41’ 30” 31.42 Leo
2023 Sep 30 10h 40m 37s +08° 27’ 15” 31.42 Leo
2023 Oct 01 10h 43m 00s +08° 13’ 00” 31.43 Leo
2023 Oct 02 10h 45m 24s +07° 58’ 42” 31.44 Leo
2023 Oct 03 10h 47m 47s +07° 44’ 24” 31.44 Leo
2023 Oct 04 10h 50m 08s +07° 30’ 03” 31.45 Leo
2023 Oct 05 10h 52m 29s +07° 15’ 42” 31.46 Leo
2023 Oct 06 10h 54m 51s +07° 01’ 18” 31.46 Leo
2023 Oct 07 10h 57m 11s +06° 46’ 54” 31.47 Leo