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 Libra. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2003 LN6 is 14h 42m 13s and the Declination is -15° 36’ 46” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2003 LN6 is 26.90 (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 295,379,517 kilometers, equivalent to 1.974490 Astronomical Units. Light takes 16 minutes and 25.2800 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 1,417,113 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.
|2020 Oct 15||14h 13m 14s||-13° 18’ 11”||26.89||Virgo|
|2020 Oct 16||14h 16m 51s||-13° 36’ 20”||26.90||Virgo|
|2020 Oct 17||14h 20m 29s||-13° 54’ 17”||26.90||Virgo|
|2020 Oct 18||14h 24m 06s||-14° 12’ 01”||26.90||Libra|
|2020 Oct 19||14h 27m 45s||-14° 29’ 30”||26.90||Libra|
|2020 Oct 20||14h 31m 23s||-14° 46’ 45”||26.90||Libra|
|2020 Oct 21||14h 35m 00s||-15° 03’ 47”||26.90||Libra|
|2020 Oct 22||14h 38m 39s||-15° 20’ 35”||26.90||Libra|
|2020 Oct 23||14h 42m 19s||-15° 37’ 09”||26.90||Libra|
|2020 Oct 24||14h 45m 59s||-15° 53’ 29”||26.90||Libra|
|2020 Oct 25||14h 49m 39s||-16° 09’ 33”||26.90||Libra|
|2020 Oct 26||14h 53m 18s||-16° 25’ 23”||26.90||Libra|
|2020 Oct 27||14h 56m 59s||-16° 40’ 57”||26.89||Libra|
|2020 Oct 28||15h 00m 41s||-16° 56’ 16”||26.89||Libra|