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Asteroid (NEO) 2003 LN6

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Asteroid (NEO) 2003 LN6 Position

Asteroid (NEO) 2003 LN6 is currently in the constellation of Sagittarius. The current Right Ascension is 18h 05m 37s and the Declination is -23° 14’ 14”.

18h 05m 37s
-23° 14’ 14”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid (NEO) 2003 LN6 is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see full screen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2003 LN6 in Sagittarius on January, 19 2020
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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Asteroid (NEO) 2003 LN6 Distance

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2003 LN6 from Earth is currently 270,521,182 kilometers, equivalent to 1.808322 Astronomical Units. Light takes 15 minutes and 2.3615 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2003 LN6 and arrive to us.

15 minutes and 2.3615 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2003 LN6 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) 2003 LN6 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) 2003 LN6 to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2003 LN6 to Earth happens on Fri Jun 19 2026 at a distance of 0.00947750 Astronomical Units, or 1,417,814 kilometers:

Fri Jun 19 2026

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

Asteroid (NEO) 2003 LN6 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2003 LN6 is 27.14.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2003 LN6, 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) 2003 LN6 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2003 LN6 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) 2003 LN6 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 113.2°
Max altitude: 15.3°
Azimuth: 246.8°
Asteroid (NEO) 2003 LN6 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 (NEO) 2003 LN6 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) 2003 LN6 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2003 LN6 at epoch 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.21004933
Orbit inclination i 0.66030082°
Perihelion distance q 0.67636143 AU
101,182,230 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.03605291 AU
154,991,310 km
Semi-major axis a 0.85620717 AU
128,086,770 km
Orbital period period 0.7900 years
289.3788 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2019-Aug-28 12:12:49
2,458,724.0089 JD
Next perihelion transit 2020-Jun-12 21:18
2,459,013.3877 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 211.56551176787°
Longitude of the ascending node node 214.65202363809°
Mean anomaly M 206.34946604612°
Mean motion n 1.24404411°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2003 LN6 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2003 LN6 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2003 LN6 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) 2003 LN6
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Asteroid (NEO) 2003 LN6 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2003 LN6 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid (NEO) 2003 LN6 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Jan 12 17h 35m 57s -23° 09’ 56” 27.13 Ophiucus
2020 Jan 13 17h 39m 57s -23° 11’ 44” 27.13 Ophiucus
2020 Jan 14 17h 43m 57s -23° 13’ 09” 27.13 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 15 17h 47m 57s -23° 14’ 11” 27.13 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 16 17h 51m 56s -23° 14’ 50” 27.13 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 17 17h 55m 58s -23° 15’ 06” 27.14 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 18 17h 59m 57s -23° 15’ 01” 27.14 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 19 18h 03m 59s -23° 14’ 31” 27.14 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 20 18h 07m 59s -23° 13’ 41” 27.14 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 21 18h 12m 01s -23° 12’ 25” 27.14 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 22 18h 16m 01s -23° 10’ 47” 27.14 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 23 18h 20m 03s -23° 08’ 45” 27.14 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 24 18h 24m 03s -23° 06’ 21” 27.14 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 25 18h 28m 05s -23° 03’ 34” 27.14 Sagittarius