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Asteroid 2018 VG18 (Farout)

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Asteroid 2018 VG18 (Farout) Sky Charts and Coordinates

This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Asteroid 2018 VG18 (Farout) is now with respect to the brightest stars and constellations.

More advanced sky charts are available on TheSkyLive for this object: 1) the Online Planetarium which is interactive and allows to select dates and additional objects to visualize; and 2) the Live Position and Data Tracker which provides the highest precision position data and features deep sky imagery from the Digitized Sky Survey.

Asteroid 2018 VG18 (Farout) in Taurus on January, 17 2019
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
04h 47m 34s
+18° 49’ 06”
24.29

Asteroid 2018 VG18 (Farout) Rise and Set Times

Today's Asteroid 2018 VG18 (Farout) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the Europe/London timezone.

Azimuth: 71.2°
Max altitude: 57.3°
Azimuth: 288.8°

Asteroid 2018 VG18 (Farout) Orbit Diagram

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) 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
2019 Jan 10 04h 47m 44s +18° 49’ 22” 24.28 Taurus
2019 Jan 11 04h 47m 44s +18° 49’ 19” 24.28 Taurus
2019 Jan 12 04h 47m 41s +18° 49’ 18” 24.29 Taurus
2019 Jan 13 04h 47m 40s +18° 49’ 14” 24.29 Taurus
2019 Jan 14 04h 47m 39s +18° 49’ 13” 24.29 Taurus
2019 Jan 15 04h 47m 38s +18° 49’ 10” 24.29 Taurus
2019 Jan 16 04h 47m 35s +18° 49’ 09” 24.29 Taurus
2019 Jan 17 04h 47m 35s +18° 49’ 06” 24.29 Taurus
2019 Jan 18 04h 47m 33s +18° 49’ 05” 24.29 Taurus
2019 Jan 19 04h 47m 31s +18° 49’ 02” 24.29 Taurus
2019 Jan 20 04h 47m 30s +18° 49’ 00” 24.29 Taurus
2019 Jan 21 04h 47m 29s +18° 49’ 00” 24.30 Taurus
2019 Jan 22 04h 47m 27s +18° 48’ 57” 24.30 Taurus
2019 Jan 23 04h 47m 26s +18° 48’ 56” 24.30 Taurus

Distance of Asteroid 2018 VG18 (Farout) from Earth

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

Distance of Asteroid 2018 VG18 (Farout) from Earth between January 2013 and December 2075

Light Curve of Asteroid 2018 VG18 (Farout)

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 2075

Asteroid 2018 VG18 (Farout) Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 2018 VG18 (Farout) at epoch 24 November 2018 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458447.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.77174375
Orbit inclination i 31.71377521°
Perihelion distance q 21.73846989 AU
3,252,028,814 km
Aphelion distance Q 168.73578865 AU
25,242,514,744 km
Semi-major axis a 95.23712927 AU
14,247,271,779 km
Orbital period period 929.4300 years
339,475.0578 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 1828-Jun-13 20:17:29
2,388,887.3455 JD
Next perihelion transit 2757-Nov-25 21:40
2,728,362.4032 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 32.888242335184°
Longitude of the ascending node node 247.44270787406°
Mean anomaly M 73.765818890101°
Mean motion n 0.00106046°/day
Closest approach to Earth* 2013-Jan-01
Distance of closest approach* 122.35547164 AU
18,304,118,063 km

* NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed for the time interval between 2013-Jan-01 and 2075-Dec-31, with a sampling interval of 1 day.