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Asteroid (NEO) 2018 WH

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Asteroid (NEO) 2018 WH Position

Asteroid (NEO) 2018 WH is currently in the constellation of Aries. The current Right Ascension is 02h 24m 35s and the Declination is +14° 07’ 19”.

02h 24m 35s
+14° 07’ 19”

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

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2018 WH in Aries on March, 29 2020
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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Asteroid (NEO) 2018 WH Distance

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 WH from Earth is currently 268,507,552 kilometers, equivalent to 1.794862 Astronomical Units. Light takes 14 minutes and 55.6448 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2018 WH and arrive to us.

14 minutes and 55.6448 seconds

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.

Distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 WH 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 WH to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 WH to Earth happens on Fri Nov 16 2018 at a distance of 0.00166411 Astronomical Units, or 248,948 kilometers:

Fri Nov 16 2018

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

Asteroid (NEO) 2018 WH brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 WH is 32.39.


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.

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

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

Azimuth: 76.1°
Max altitude: 52.5°
Azimuth: 284.1°
Asteroid (NEO) 2018 WH is below 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 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

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

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.27627291
Orbit inclination i 1.88950706°
Perihelion distance q 0.87684760 AU
131,174,535 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.54629676 AU
231,322,703 km
Semi-major axis a 1.21157218 AU
181,248,619 km
Orbital period period 1.3300 years
487.1048 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2018-Sep-27 17:51:37
2,458,389.2442 JD
Next perihelion transit 2020-Jan-27 20:22
2,458,876.3489 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 116.69812139056°
Longitude of the ascending node node 235.129882599°
Mean anomaly M 156.13088451942°
Mean motion n 0.73906074°/day

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!

Orbit Diagram of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 WH
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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.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Mar 22 01h 52m 14s +11° 27’ 48” 32.30 Aries
2020 Mar 23 01h 56m 21s +11° 49’ 04” 32.31 Aries
2020 Mar 24 02h 00m 28s +12° 10’ 00” 32.32 Aries
2020 Mar 25 02h 04m 32s +12° 30’ 38” 32.33 Aries
2020 Mar 26 02h 08m 39s +12° 50’ 57” 32.35 Aries
2020 Mar 27 02h 12m 43s +13° 10’ 58” 32.36 Aries
2020 Mar 28 02h 16m 47s +13° 30’ 38” 32.37 Aries
2020 Mar 29 02h 20m 53s +13° 49’ 59” 32.38 Aries
2020 Mar 30 02h 24m 56s +14° 09’ 00” 32.39 Aries
2020 Mar 31 02h 28m 59s +14° 27’ 41” 32.41 Aries
2020 Apr 01 02h 33m 02s +14° 46’ 00” 32.42 Aries
2020 Apr 02 02h 37m 05s +15° 04’ 00” 32.43 Aries
2020 Apr 03 02h 41m 08s +15° 21’ 38” 32.44 Aries
2020 Apr 04 02h 45m 10s +15° 38’ 57” 32.46 Aries