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Asteroid (NEO) 2003 LN6

Altitude: -53.6°   Azimuth: 324.5°   Direction: North-West

Asteroid (NEO) 2003 LN6 is currently in the constellation of Libra.

The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2003 LN6 is 15h 34m 46s and the Declination is -19° 13’ 44” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2003 LN6 is 27.02 (JPL).

15h 34m 46s
-19° 13’ 44”

Today's rise, transit and set times of Asteroid (NEO) 2003 LN6 from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 109.1°
Max altitude: 19.4°
Azimuth: 250.8°
  • 2003 LN6 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2003 LN6 is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2003 LN6 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2003 LN6 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.

Finder chart of 2003 LN6 in Libra on December,05 2023
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2003 LN6 in Libra on December, 05 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Finder chart of 2003 LN6
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2003 LN6 in Libra on December, 05 2023
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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Also check out Where is Asteroid (NEO) 2003 LN6?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2003 LN6 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2003 LN6 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2003 LN6 from Earth is currently 285,179,191 kilometers, equivalent to 1.906305 Astronomical Units. Light takes 15 minutes and 51.2554 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2003 LN6 and arrive to us.

15 minutes and 51.2554 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.

Chart of the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2003 LN6 from Earth in Astronomical Units (au)

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

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2003 LN6 to Earth happens on Thu Jun 18 2026 at a distance of 0.009472 Astronomical Units, or 1,417,040 kilometers:

Thu Jun 18 2026

Asteroid (NEO) 2003 LN6 Brightness and Light Curve

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.

Chart of the magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2003 LN6 as a function of time

Asteroid (NEO) 2003 LN6 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2003 LN6 at epoch 24 February 2023 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.20949952
Orbit inclination i 0.66041778°
Perihelion distance q 0.67731962 AU
101,325,573 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.03632796 AU
155,032,456 km
Semi-major axis a 0.85682379 AU
128,179,014 km
Orbital period period 0.7931 years
289.6915 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2022-Oct-29 06:13:44
2,459,881.7595 JD
Next perihelion transit 2023-Aug-14 22:49
2,460,171.4510 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 211.7246700192°
Longitude of the ascending node node 214.57863492062°
Mean anomaly M 147.55894071868°
Mean motion n 1.24270144°/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
2023 Nov 28 15h 04m 45s -17° 23’ 09” 26.96 Libra
2023 Nov 29 15h 08m 33s -17° 38’ 12” 26.97 Libra
2023 Nov 30 15h 12m 20s -17° 52’ 58” 26.98 Libra
2023 Dec 01 15h 16m 09s -18° 07’ 26” 26.99 Libra
2023 Dec 02 15h 19m 56s -18° 21’ 35” 26.99 Libra
2023 Dec 03 15h 23m 45s -18° 35’ 27” 27.00 Libra
2023 Dec 04 15h 27m 34s -18° 49’ 00” 27.01 Libra
2023 Dec 05 15h 31m 23s -19° 02’ 16” 27.01 Libra
2023 Dec 06 15h 35m 13s -19° 15’ 12” 27.02 Libra
2023 Dec 07 15h 39m 03s -19° 27’ 50” 27.03 Libra
2023 Dec 08 15h 42m 55s -19° 40’ 09” 27.03 Libra
2023 Dec 09 15h 46m 45s -19° 52’ 08” 27.04 Libra
2023 Dec 10 15h 50m 36s -20° 03’ 47” 27.05 Libra
2023 Dec 11 15h 54m 28s -20° 15’ 09” 27.05 Libra