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Asteroid (NEO) 2003 LN6

Asteroid (NEO) 2003 LN6 is a Near Earth Object. If you've heard news about a potential impact of this asteroid with the Earth, please check out Will Asteroid Asteroid (NEO) 2003 LN6 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2003 LN6 is currently in the constellation of Capricornus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2003 LN6 is 21h 00m 50s and the Declination is -16° 40’ 28” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2003 LN6 is 26.22 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2003 LN6 [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]:

21h 00m 50s
-16° 40’ 28”
  • 2003 LN6 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the East-South-East direction at an altitude of 3° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2003 LN6 is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 2003 LN6 rise and set times.
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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.

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2003 LN6 in Capricornus on January, 24 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2003 LN6 in Capricornus on January, 24 2021
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]

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 272,552,237 kilometers, equivalent to 1.821899 Astronomical Units. Light takes 15 minutes and 9.1364 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2003 LN6 and arrive to us.

15 minutes and 9.1364 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

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 0.009473 Astronomical Units, or 1,417,113 kilometers:

Thu Jun 18 2026

Asteroid (NEO) 2003 LN6 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2003 LN6 is 26.22.


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: 106.7°
Max altitude: 21.9°
Azimuth: 253.4°

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 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.21003403
Orbit inclination i 0.66032265°
Perihelion distance q 0.67635308 AU
101,180,980 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.03600696 AU
154,984,436 km
Semi-major axis a 0.85618002 AU
128,082,708 km
Orbital period period 0.7900 years
289.3650 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Jun-12 21:11:18
2,459,013.3829 JD
Next perihelion transit 2021-Mar-29 05:56
2,459,302.7479 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 211.58161915008°
Longitude of the ascending node node 214.64876663436°
Mean anomaly M 343.97239686407°
Mean motion n 1.24410330°/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
2021 Jan 17 20h 28m 59s -18° 42’ 56” 26.29 Capricornus
2021 Jan 18 20h 33m 19s -18° 27’ 38” 26.28 Capricornus
2021 Jan 19 20h 37m 37s -18° 11’ 53” 26.27 Capricornus
2021 Jan 20 20h 41m 57s -17° 55’ 44” 26.26 Capricornus
2021 Jan 21 20h 46m 17s -17° 39’ 08” 26.25 Capricornus
2021 Jan 22 20h 50m 36s -17° 22’ 09” 26.24 Capricornus
2021 Jan 23 20h 54m 56s -17° 04’ 44” 26.23 Capricornus
2021 Jan 24 20h 59m 17s -16° 46’ 54” 26.22 Capricornus
2021 Jan 25 21h 03m 37s -16° 28’ 41” 26.21 Capricornus
2021 Jan 26 21h 07m 58s -16° 10’ 01” 26.20 Capricornus
2021 Jan 27 21h 12m 19s -15° 50’ 58” 26.19 Capricornus
2021 Jan 28 21h 16m 40s -15° 31’ 32” 26.18 Capricornus
2021 Jan 29 21h 21m 01s -15° 11’ 42” 26.17 Capricornus
2021 Jan 30 21h 25m 22s -14° 51’ 28” 26.16 Capricornus