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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 52s and the Declination is +18° 43’ 01” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid 2018 VG18 (Farout) is 24.48 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid 2018 VG18 (Farout) [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]:

04h 50m 52s
+18° 43’ 01”

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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.

Map showing Asteroid 2018 VG18 (Farout) in Taurus on May, 22 2022
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid 2018 VG18 (Farout) in Taurus on May, 22 2022
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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.

2018 VG18
RA: 04h 50m 52s
Dec: +18° 43’ 01”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 2018 VG18 (Farout)
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Asteroid 2018 VG18 (Farout) Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid 2018 VG18 (Farout) from Earth is currently 18,646,145,117 kilometers, equivalent to 124.641782 Astronomical Units. Light takes 17 hours, 16 minutes and 36.8452 seconds to travel from Asteroid 2018 VG18 (Farout) and arrive to us.

17 hours, 16 minutes and 36.8452 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 Dec 3 2013 at a distance of 122.132591 Astronomical Units, or 18,270,775,521 kilometers:

Tue Dec 3 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 24.48.


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: 71.3°
Max altitude: 57.2°
Azimuth: 288.7°

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 20 January 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.53066898
Orbit inclination i 24.28413682°
Perihelion distance q 38.34091458 AU
5,735,719,194 km
Aphelion distance Q 125.04446915 AU
18,706,386,365 km
Semi-major axis a 81.69269186 AU
12,221,052,779 km
Orbital period period 738.3852 years
269,695.2124 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 1698-Sep-09 16:52:26
2,341,494.2031 JD
Next perihelion transit 2437-Feb-02 21:58
2,611,189.4155 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 17.298885798318°
Longitude of the ascending node node 245.31690419645°
Mean anomaly M 157.65302803686°
Mean motion n 0.00133484°/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
2022 May 15 04h 50m 36s +18° 42’ 36” 24.49 Taurus
2022 May 16 04h 50m 39s +18° 42’ 39” 24.49 Taurus
2022 May 17 04h 50m 40s +18° 42’ 42” 24.49 Taurus
2022 May 18 04h 50m 43s +18° 42’ 46” 24.48 Taurus
2022 May 19 04h 50m 44s +18° 42’ 48” 24.48 Taurus
2022 May 20 04h 50m 47s +18° 42’ 52” 24.48 Taurus
2022 May 21 04h 50m 48s +18° 42’ 56” 24.48 Taurus
2022 May 22 04h 50m 51s +18° 42’ 59” 24.48 Taurus
2022 May 23 04h 50m 53s +18° 43’ 01” 24.48 Taurus
2022 May 24 04h 50m 56s +18° 43’ 05” 24.48 Taurus
2022 May 25 04h 50m 57s +18° 43’ 08” 24.47 Taurus
2022 May 26 04h 50m 59s +18° 43’ 10” 24.47 Taurus
2022 May 27 04h 51m 02s +18° 43’ 14” 24.47 Taurus
2022 May 28 04h 51m 03s +18° 43’ 17” 24.47 Taurus