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north SunriseRise: 7:41  
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Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VB7

Altitude: -53.4°   Azimuth: 0.8°   Direction: North

Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VB7 is currently in the constellation of Capricornus.

The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VB7 is 20h 28m 09s and the Declination is -14° 53’ 06” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VB7 is 26.95 (JPL).

20h 28m 09s
-14° 53’ 06”

Today's rise, transit and set times of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VB7 from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 104.8°
Max altitude: 23.7°
Azimuth: 255.3°
  • 2018 VB7 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2018 VB7 is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VB7 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VB7 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 VB7 in Capricornus on December,01 2023
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VB7 in Capricornus on December, 01 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Finder chart of 2018 VB7
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VB7 in Capricornus on December, 01 2023
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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Also check out Where is Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VB7?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VB7 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VB7 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VB7 from Earth is currently 130,067,480 kilometers, equivalent to 0.869447 Astronomical Units. Light takes 7 minutes and 13.8584 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VB7 and arrive to us.

7 minutes and 13.8584 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VB7 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 VB7 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 VB7 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VB7 to Earth happens on Sun Oct 31 2032 at a distance of 0.008625 Astronomical Units, or 1,290,222 kilometers:

Sun Oct 31 2032

Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VB7 Brightness and Light Curve

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VB7, 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 VB7 as a function of time

Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VB7 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VB7 at epoch 12 September 2023 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460200.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.28209741
Orbit inclination i 8.50089880°
Perihelion distance q 0.58588713 AU
87,647,467 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.04633189 AU
156,529,023 km
Semi-major axis a 0.81610951 AU
122,088,245 km
Orbital period period 0.7373 years
269.2905 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2023-Sep-20 14:16:38
2,460,208.0949 JD
Next perihelion transit 2024-Jun-15 21:15
2,460,477.3854 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 26.856487440799°
Longitude of the ascending node node 221.22748841783°
Mean anomaly M 349.84680758418°
Mean motion n 1.33684611°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VB7 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VB7 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VB7 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 VB7
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Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VB7 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VB7 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 VB7 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2023 Nov 24 19h 48m 08s -16° 06’ 19” 26.91 Sagittarius
2023 Nov 25 19h 53m 52s -15° 57’ 23” 26.92 Sagittarius
2023 Nov 26 19h 59m 31s -15° 48’ 00” 26.92 Sagittarius
2023 Nov 27 20h 05m 09s -15° 38’ 11” 26.93 Sagittarius
2023 Nov 28 20h 10m 45s -15° 27’ 56” 26.93 Capricornus
2023 Nov 29 20h 16m 18s -15° 17’ 17” 26.94 Capricornus
2023 Nov 30 20h 21m 50s -15° 06’ 15” 26.94 Capricornus
2023 Dec 01 20h 27m 17s -14° 54’ 51” 26.95 Capricornus
2023 Dec 02 20h 32m 43s -14° 43’ 05” 26.95 Capricornus
2023 Dec 03 20h 38m 06s -14° 30’ 57” 26.96 Capricornus
2023 Dec 04 20h 43m 26s -14° 18’ 30” 26.96 Aquarius
2023 Dec 05 20h 48m 43s -14° 05’ 44” 26.97 Aquarius
2023 Dec 06 20h 53m 57s -13° 52’ 41” 26.98 Aquarius
2023 Dec 07 20h 59m 09s -13° 39’ 19” 26.98 Aquarius