Asteroid (NEO) 2018 WH
Asteroid (NEO) 2018 WH is a Near Earth Object. If you've heard news about a potential impact of this asteroid with the Earth, please check out Will Asteroid Asteroid (NEO) 2018 WH Impact Earth?.
Asteroid (NEO) 2018 WH is currently in the constellation of Virgo. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 WH is 12h 03m 24s and the Declination is -02° 15’ 44” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 WH is 33.19 (JPL).
Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2018 WH [tip: you can also create a Quick Access page for this data if you access it frequently and would like to have a simpler view]:
- 2018 WH is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
- It is visible looking in the South-South-West direction at an altitude of 34° above the horizon.
- Given its current magnitude, 2018 WH is visible only through long exposure photography.
- See also 2018 WH rise and set times.
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Additional information about Asteroid (NEO) 2018 WH available on TheSkyLive:
Asteroid (NEO) 2018 WH Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2018 WH 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.
Also check out Where is Asteroid (NEO) 2018 WH?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2018 WH in the sky and additional links to sky charts.
Asteroid (NEO) 2018 WH Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 WH from Earth is currently 241,706,832 kilometers, equivalent to 1.615710 Astronomical Units. Light takes 13 minutes and 26.2472 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2018 WH and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 WH 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.
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 WH to Earth
During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 WH to Earth happens on Wed Nov 16 2022 at a distance of 0.006411 Astronomical Units, or 959,055 kilometers:
Asteroid (NEO) 2018 WH brightness
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 WH, 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.
Asteroid (NEO) 2018 WH rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 WH touches the horizon, considering the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmospheric conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.
Asteroid (NEO) 2018 WH Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.87679719 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2021-May-28 22:56:18
|Next perihelion transit||2022-Sep-28 01:17
|Argument of perihelion||peri||116.69600955654°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||235.12262292049°|
Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 WH Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 WH with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 WH 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!
Asteroid (NEO) 2018 WH 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 WH 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 WH in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2021 Nov 21||11h 47m 58s||-00° 30’ 39”||33.21||Virgo|
|2021 Nov 22||11h 50m 06s||-00° 45’ 02”||33.21||Virgo|
|2021 Nov 23||11h 52m 11s||-00° 59’ 24”||33.21||Virgo|
|2021 Nov 24||11h 54m 19s||-01° 13’ 41”||33.21||Virgo|
|2021 Nov 25||11h 56m 23s||-01° 27’ 56”||33.20||Virgo|
|2021 Nov 26||11h 58m 28s||-01° 42’ 10”||33.20||Virgo|
|2021 Nov 27||12h 00m 33s||-01° 56’ 20”||33.20||Virgo|
|2021 Nov 28||12h 02m 39s||-02° 10’ 27”||33.19||Virgo|
|2021 Nov 29||12h 04m 42s||-02° 24’ 29”||33.19||Virgo|
|2021 Nov 30||12h 06m 46s||-02° 38’ 30”||33.19||Virgo|
|2021 Dec 01||12h 08m 48s||-02° 52’ 28”||33.18||Virgo|
|2021 Dec 02||12h 10m 51s||-03° 06’ 24”||33.18||Virgo|
|2021 Dec 03||12h 12m 53s||-03° 20’ 14”||33.17||Virgo|
|2021 Dec 04||12h 14m 56s||-03° 34’ 01”||33.17||Virgo|