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Asteroid 2018 VG18 (Farout)

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Asteroid 2018 VG18 (Farout) Position

Asteroid 2018 VG18 (Farout) is currently in the constellation of Taurus. The current Right Ascension is 04h 48m 00s and the Declination is +18° 46’ 34”.

04h 48m 00s
+18° 46’ 34”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid 2018 VG18 (Farout) is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see full screen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid 2018 VG18 (Farout) in Taurus on March, 29 2020
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Higher precision deep sky finder chart showing where Asteroid 2018 VG18 (Farout) is right now (view fullscreen)

2018 VG18
RA: 04h 48m 00s
Dec: +18° 46’ 34”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 2018 VG18 (Farout)
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Asteroid 2018 VG18 (Farout) Distance

The distance of Asteroid 2018 VG18 (Farout) from Earth is currently 18,599,176,583 kilometers, equivalent to 124.327816 Astronomical Units. Light takes 17 hours, 14 minutes and 0.1751 seconds to travel from Asteroid 2018 VG18 (Farout) and arrive to us.

17 hours, 14 minutes and 0.1751 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 2018 VG18 (Farout) 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 2018 VG18 (Farout) 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. The value of the distance of 2018 VG18 from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Asteroid 2018 VG18 (Farout) to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid 2018 VG18 (Farout) to Earth happens on Tue Jan 1 2013 at a distance of 120.27226414 Astronomical Units, or 17,992,474,655 kilometers:

Tue Jan 1 2013

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

Asteroid 2018 VG18 (Farout) brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid 2018 VG18 (Farout) is 24.47.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 2018 VG18 (Farout), 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 2018 VG18 (Farout) between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid 2018 VG18 (Farout) 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 2018 VG18 (Farout) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 71.2°
Max altitude: 57.3°
Azimuth: 288.8°
Asteroid 2018 VG18 (Farout) 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 2018 VG18 (Farout) 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 2018 VG18 (Farout) Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 2018 VG18 (Farout) at epoch 06 January 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458490.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.70021774
Orbit inclination i 24.46733727°
Perihelion distance q 34.27476655 AU
5,127,432,105 km
Aphelion distance Q 194.38964387 AU
29,080,276,867 km
Semi-major axis a 114.33220521 AU
17,103,854,486 km
Orbital period period 1,222.5300 years
446,530.6734 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 1826-Aug-03 07:53:00
2,388,206.8285 JD
Next perihelion transit 3049-Feb-23 00:02
2,834,737.5018 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 49.617234942032°
Longitude of the ascending node node 245.38679510703°
Mean anomaly M 56.663793232729°
Mean motion n 0.00080622°/day

Visualization of Asteroid 2018 VG18 (Farout) Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 2018 VG18 (Farout) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 2018 VG18 (Farout) 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 2018 VG18 (Farout)
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Asteroid 2018 VG18 (Farout) 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 2018 VG18 (Farout) computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 2018 VG18 (Farout) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Mar 22 04h 47m 53s +18° 46’ 14” 24.47 Taurus
2020 Mar 23 04h 47m 54s +18° 46’ 17” 24.47 Taurus
2020 Mar 24 04h 47m 56s +18° 46’ 19” 24.47 Taurus
2020 Mar 25 04h 47m 57s +18° 46’ 22” 24.47 Taurus
2020 Mar 26 04h 47m 57s +18° 46’ 23” 24.47 Taurus
2020 Mar 27 04h 47m 57s +18° 46’ 27” 24.47 Taurus
2020 Mar 28 04h 47m 58s +18° 46’ 28” 24.47 Taurus
2020 Mar 29 04h 47m 59s +18° 46’ 32” 24.47 Taurus
2020 Mar 30 04h 48m 01s +18° 46’ 35” 24.47 Taurus
2020 Mar 31 04h 48m 02s +18° 46’ 36” 24.47 Taurus
2020 Apr 01 04h 48m 02s +18° 46’ 40” 24.47 Taurus
2020 Apr 02 04h 48m 03s +18° 46’ 42” 24.47 Taurus
2020 Apr 03 04h 48m 05s +18° 46’ 45” 24.47 Taurus
2020 Apr 04 04h 48m 06s +18° 46’ 48” 24.47 Taurus