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Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VS6

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Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VS6 Position

Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VS6 is currently in the constellation of Cancer. The current Right Ascension is 09h 08m 54s and the Declination is +12° 46’ 21”.

09h 08m 54s
+12° 46’ 21”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VS6 is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see fuillscreen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VS6 in Cancer on June, 25 2019
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Also check out Where is Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VS6?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VS6 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VS6 Distance

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VS6 from Earth is currently 300,782,940 kilometers, equivalent to 2.010610 Astronomical Units. Light takes 16 minutes and 43.3039 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VS6 and arrive to us.

16 minutes and 43.3039 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VS6 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.

Distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VS6 from Earth between January 2013 and December 2100

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 VS6 to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VS6 to Earth happens on Thu Nov 8 2018 at a distance of 0.00439258 Astronomical Units, or 657,121 kilometers:

Thu Nov 8 2018

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VS6 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VS6 is 30.46.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VS6, 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.

Predicted magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VS6 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VS6 rise and set times

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VS6 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 77.2°
Max altitude: 51.3°
Azimuth: 282.7°
Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VS6 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VS6 touches the horizon, consideting the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmoshpere conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.

Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VS6 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VS6 at epoch 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.36701789
Orbit inclination i 5.49744052°
Perihelion distance q 0.71693545 AU
107,252,017 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.54832747 AU
231,626,493 km
Semi-major axis a 1.13263146 AU
169,439,255 km
Orbital period period 1.2100 years
440.2824 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2019-Nov-22 01:08:45
2,458,809.5477 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 87.363130594704°
Longitude of the ascending node node 226.66917288934°
Mean anomaly M 189.07065398224°
Mean motion n 0.81765697°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VS6 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VS6 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VS6 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 VS6
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Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VS6 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VS6 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 VS6 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2019 Jun 18 08h 50m 32s +13° 51’ 47” 30.50 Cancer
2019 Jun 19 08h 52m 57s +13° 43’ 38” 30.49 Cancer
2019 Jun 20 08h 55m 20s +13° 35’ 21” 30.49 Cancer
2019 Jun 21 08h 57m 45s +13° 26’ 57” 30.48 Cancer
2019 Jun 22 09h 00m 10s +13° 18’ 24” 30.48 Cancer
2019 Jun 23 09h 02m 34s +13° 09’ 44” 30.47 Cancer
2019 Jun 24 09h 04m 59s +13° 00’ 56” 30.47 Cancer
2019 Jun 25 09h 07m 23s +12° 52’ 00” 30.46 Cancer
2019 Jun 26 09h 09m 50s +12° 42’ 55” 30.46 Cancer
2019 Jun 27 09h 12m 15s +12° 33’ 42” 30.45 Cancer
2019 Jun 28 09h 14m 40s +12° 24’ 23” 30.44 Cancer
2019 Jun 29 09h 17m 07s +12° 14’ 53” 30.44 Cancer
2019 Jun 30 09h 19m 32s +12° 05’ 17” 30.43 Cancer
2019 Jul 01 09h 22m 00s +11° 55’ 33” 30.43 Leo