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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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.
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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.
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.
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:
Asteroid (NEO) 2003 LN6 brightness
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.
Asteroid (NEO) 2003 LN6 rise and set times
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
|Perihelion distance||q||0.67635308 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2020-Jun-12 21:11:18
|Next perihelion transit||2021-Mar-29 05:56
|Argument of perihelion||peri||211.58161915008°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||214.64876663436°|
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!
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.
|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|