Asteroid 2018 VG18 (Farout)
Asteroid 2018 VG18 (Farout) is currently in the constellation of Taurus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 2018 VG18 (Farout) is 04h 50m 53s and the Declination is +18° 41’ 25” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid 2018 VG18 (Farout) is 24.42 (JPL).
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Asteroid 2018 VG18 (Farout) Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid 2018 VG18 (Farout) 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.
Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Asteroid 2018 VG18 (Farout) is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.
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Asteroid 2018 VG18 (Farout) Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid 2018 VG18 (Farout) from Earth is currently 18,344,413,568 kilometers, equivalent to 122.624831 Astronomical Units. Light takes 16 hours, 59 minutes and 50.3771 seconds to travel from Asteroid 2018 VG18 (Farout) and arrive to us.
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.
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 Dec 3 2013 at a distance of 122.125458 Astronomical Units, or 18,269,708,570 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Asteroid 2018 VG18 (Farout) brightness
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.
Asteroid 2018 VG18 (Farout) rise and set times
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
|Perihelion distance||q||38.30366416 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||1697-Oct-20 09:10:53
|Next perihelion transit||2435-Apr-07 09:14
|Argument of perihelion||peri||17.073080965423°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||245.30615378761°|
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!
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.
|2021 Dec 02||04h 51m 06s||+18° 41’ 53”||24.43||Taurus|
|2021 Dec 03||04h 51m 05s||+18° 41’ 49”||24.42||Taurus|
|2021 Dec 04||04h 51m 02s||+18° 41’ 45”||24.42||Taurus|
|2021 Dec 05||04h 51m 02s||+18° 41’ 42”||24.42||Taurus|
|2021 Dec 06||04h 50m 59s||+18° 41’ 38”||24.42||Taurus|
|2021 Dec 07||04h 50m 57s||+18° 41’ 34”||24.42||Taurus|
|2021 Dec 08||04h 50m 56s||+18° 41’ 30”||24.42||Taurus|
|2021 Dec 09||04h 50m 53s||+18° 41’ 26”||24.42||Taurus|
|2021 Dec 10||04h 50m 52s||+18° 41’ 22”||24.43||Taurus|
|2021 Dec 11||04h 50m 49s||+18° 41’ 18”||24.43||Taurus|
|2021 Dec 12||04h 50m 48s||+18° 41’ 14”||24.43||Taurus|
|2021 Dec 13||04h 50m 45s||+18° 41’ 11”||24.43||Taurus|
|2021 Dec 14||04h 50m 44s||+18° 41’ 08”||24.43||Taurus|
|2021 Dec 15||04h 50m 41s||+18° 41’ 03”||24.44||Taurus|