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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 Virgo. The current Right Ascension is 12h 16m 33s and the Declination is -02° 05’ 45”.

12h 16m 33s
-02° 05’ 45”

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

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2003 LN6 in Virgo on October, 21 2019
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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 246,183,946 kilometers, equivalent to 1.645638 Astronomical Units. Light takes 13 minutes and 41.1813 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2003 LN6 and arrive to us.

13 minutes and 41.1813 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 26.48.


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: 92.1°
Max altitude: 36.3°
Azimuth: 267.7°
Asteroid (NEO) 2003 LN6 is below 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, consideting the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmoshpere 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
2019 Oct 14 11h 47m 58s +00° 58’ 22” 26.41 Virgo
2019 Oct 15 11h 52m 00s +00° 32’ 20” 26.42 Virgo
2019 Oct 16 11h 56m 03s +00° 06’ 23” 26.43 Virgo
2019 Oct 17 12h 00m 02s -00° 19’ 27” 26.44 Virgo
2019 Oct 18 12h 04m 03s -00° 45’ 11” 26.45 Virgo
2019 Oct 19 12h 08m 00s -01° 10’ 50” 26.46 Virgo
2019 Oct 20 12h 11m 58s -01° 36’ 20” 26.47 Virgo
2019 Oct 21 12h 15m 56s -02° 01’ 45” 26.48 Virgo
2019 Oct 22 12h 19m 51s -02° 27’ 00” 26.50 Virgo
2019 Oct 23 12h 23m 48s -02° 52’ 08” 26.51 Virgo
2019 Oct 24 12h 27m 42s -03° 17’ 07” 26.52 Virgo
2019 Oct 25 12h 31m 36s -03° 41’ 57” 26.53 Virgo
2019 Oct 26 12h 35m 30s -04° 06’ 37” 26.54 Virgo
2019 Oct 27 12h 39m 24s -04° 31’ 08” 26.55 Virgo