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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 Taurus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2003 LN6 is 05h 36m 04s and the Declination is +22° 55’ 56” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2003 LN6 is 26.47 (JPL).

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05h 36m 04s
+22° 55’ 56”

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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 Taurus on May, 08 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2003 LN6 in Taurus on May, 08 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]

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Asteroid (NEO) 2003 LN6 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2003 LN6 from Earth is currently 189,825,453 kilometers, equivalent to 1.268905 Astronomical Units. Light takes 10 minutes and 33.1896 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2003 LN6 and arrive to us.

10 minutes and 33.1896 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 1,417,073 kilometers:

Thu Jun 18 2026

Asteroid (NEO) 2003 LN6 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2003 LN6 is 26.47.


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: 67.1°
Max altitude: 61.5°
Azimuth: 293.0°

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 May 01 04h 56m 20s +22° 15’ 06” 26.39 Taurus
2021 May 02 05h 01m 59s +22° 23’ 12” 26.41 Taurus
2021 May 03 05h 07m 40s +22° 30’ 33” 26.42 Taurus
2021 May 04 05h 13m 19s +22° 37’ 08” 26.43 Taurus
2021 May 05 05h 19m 00s +22° 42’ 57” 26.44 Taurus
2021 May 06 05h 24m 38s +22° 48’ 02” 26.45 Taurus
2021 May 07 05h 30m 17s +22° 52’ 23” 26.46 Taurus
2021 May 08 05h 35m 56s +22° 55’ 58” 26.47 Taurus
2021 May 09 05h 41m 34s +22° 58’ 48” 26.49 Taurus
2021 May 10 05h 47m 11s +23° 00’ 52” 26.50 Taurus
2021 May 11 05h 52m 47s +23° 02’ 13” 26.51 Taurus
2021 May 12 05h 58m 23s +23° 02’ 50” 26.52 Taurus
2021 May 13 06h 03m 57s +23° 02’ 43” 26.53 Gemini
2021 May 14 06h 09m 32s +23° 01’ 51” 26.54 Gemini