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 Ophiucus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 WH is 17h 20m 42s and the Declination is -23° 15’ 16” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 WH is 33.04 (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 14° 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 274,957,868 kilometers, equivalent to 1.837980 Astronomical Units. Light takes 15 minutes and 17.1607 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 0.006543 Astronomical Units, or 978,828 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||0.87691155 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2020-Jan-27 20:11:58
|Next perihelion transit||2021-May-28 23:14
|Argument of perihelion||peri||116.68926550142°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||235.12782156062°|
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 Jan 17||16h 54m 23s||-22° 48’ 20”||33.11||Ophiucus|
|2021 Jan 18||16h 57m 51s||-22° 52’ 50”||33.10||Ophiucus|
|2021 Jan 19||17h 01m 22s||-22° 57’ 06”||33.09||Ophiucus|
|2021 Jan 20||17h 04m 54s||-23° 01’ 04”||33.08||Ophiucus|
|2021 Jan 21||17h 08m 26s||-23° 04’ 45”||33.07||Ophiucus|
|2021 Jan 22||17h 11m 58s||-23° 08’ 08”||33.06||Ophiucus|
|2021 Jan 23||17h 15m 33s||-23° 11’ 16”||33.05||Ophiucus|
|2021 Jan 24||17h 19m 09s||-23° 14’ 04”||33.04||Ophiucus|
|2021 Jan 25||17h 22m 45s||-23° 16’ 36”||33.03||Ophiucus|
|2021 Jan 26||17h 26m 24s||-23° 18’ 48”||33.02||Ophiucus|
|2021 Jan 27||17h 30m 02s||-23° 20’ 43”||33.01||Ophiucus|
|2021 Jan 28||17h 33m 42s||-23° 22’ 18”||33.01||Ophiucus|
|2021 Jan 29||17h 37m 23s||-23° 23’ 34”||33.00||Ophiucus|
|2021 Jan 30||17h 41m 04s||-23° 24’ 30”||32.99||Ophiucus|