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Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VX8

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Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VX8 Sky Charts and Coordinates

This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VX8 is now with respect to the brightest stars and constellations.

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Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VX8 in Cepheus on April, 26 2019
 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
21h 22m 31s
+62° 34’ 19”

Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VX8 Rise and Set Times

Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VX8 is circumpolar from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] and transits at 07:06 UTC (altitude: 78.9°)

Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VX8 Orbit Diagram

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VX8 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VX8 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 VX8
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Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VX8 Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VX8 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 VX8 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2019 Apr 19 21h 34m 40s +64° 26’ 00” 22.46 Cepheus
2019 Apr 20 21h 33m 02s +64° 16’ 02” 22.39 Cepheus
2019 Apr 21 21h 31m 23s +64° 04’ 50” 22.31 Cepheus
2019 Apr 22 21h 29m 48s +63° 52’ 15” 22.24 Cepheus
2019 Apr 23 21h 28m 10s +63° 38’ 07” 22.15 Cepheus
2019 Apr 24 21h 26m 34s +63° 22’ 14” 22.06 Cepheus
2019 Apr 25 21h 24m 56s +63° 04’ 19” 21.96 Cepheus
2019 Apr 26 21h 23m 16s +62° 44’ 05” 21.85 Cepheus
2019 Apr 27 21h 21m 34s +62° 21’ 07” 21.74 Cepheus
2019 Apr 28 21h 19m 50s +61° 54’ 53” 21.61 Cepheus
2019 Apr 29 21h 18m 02s +61° 24’ 43” 21.48 Cepheus
2019 Apr 30 21h 16m 09s +60° 49’ 41” 21.32 Cepheus
2019 May 01 21h 14m 07s +60° 08’ 36” 21.16 Cepheus
2019 May 02 21h 11m 57s +59° 19’ 46” 20.97 Cepheus

Distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VX8 from Earth

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VX8 from Earth as a function of time. Distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with a 2 days interval.

The reported distances might be inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth.

Distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VX8 from Earth between January 2013 and December 2100

Light Curve of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VX8

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VX8, 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 VX8 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VX8 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 VX8 at epoch 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.23230590
Orbit inclination i 27.79015827°
Perihelion distance q 0.91207350 AU
136,444,254 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.46406433 AU
219,020,908 km
Semi-major axis a 1.18806892 AU
177,732,581 km
Orbital period period 1.3000 years
472.9997 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2019-Mar-19 10:19:44
2,458,561.9304 JD
Next perihelion transit 2020-Jul-04 10:19
2,459,034.9301 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 117.15768543949°
Longitude of the ascending node node 51.948902778985°
Mean anomaly M 29.355329930768°
Mean motion n 0.76109983°/day
Closest approach to Earth* 2050-May-13
Distance of closest approach* 0.00841663 AU
1,259,110 km

* NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed for the time interval between 2013-Jan-01 and 2100-Dec-31, with a sampling interval of 1 day.