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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:55  
clear_day Transit: 12:11  
SunsetSet: 17:29
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Asteroid (NEO) 2006 HE2

Altitude: 17.6°   Azimuth: 135.2°   Direction: South-East

Asteroid (NEO) 2006 HE2 is currently in the constellation of Aquarius, at a distance of 284,513,759 kilometers from Earth.

Finder chart of 2006 HE2 in Aquarius on February,25 2024
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2006 HE2 in Aquarius on February, 25 2024. Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2006 HE2 is 22h 11m 28s and the Declination is -10° 41’ 11” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2006 HE2 is 28.15 (JPL).

22h 11m 28s
-10° 41’ 11”
Aquarius
28.15

Today's rise, transit and set times of Asteroid (NEO) 2006 HE2 from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 100.7°
Max altitude: 27.9°
Azimuth: 259.4°
  • 2006 HE2 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
  • Right now it is placed in the South-East direction at an altitude of 18° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2006 HE2 is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2006 HE2 Position and Finder Charts

Finder chart of 2006 HE2
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2006 HE2 in Aquarius on February, 25 2024
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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Also check out Where is Asteroid (NEO) 2006 HE2?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2006 HE2 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2006 HE2 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2006 HE2 from Earth is currently 284,513,759 kilometers, equivalent to 1.901857 Astronomical Units. Light takes 15 minutes and 49.0357 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2006 HE2 and arrive to us.

284,513,759
1.901857
15 minutes and 49.0357 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2006 HE2 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.

Chart of the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2006 HE2 from Earth in Astronomical Units (au)

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) 2006 HE2 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2006 HE2 to Earth happens on Sun Sep 30 2029 at a distance of 0.010580 Astronomical Units, or 1,582,789 kilometers:

Sun Sep 30 2029
1,582,789
0.010580

Asteroid (NEO) 2006 HE2 Brightness and Light Curve

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2006 HE2, 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.

Chart of the magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2006 HE2 as a function of time

Asteroid (NEO) 2006 HE2 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2006 HE2 at epoch 12 September 2023 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460200.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.15672291
Orbit inclination i 1.18188428°
Perihelion distance q 0.89769721 AU
134,293,592 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.23137097 AU
184,210,475 km
Semi-major axis a 1.06453409 AU
159,252,033 km
Orbital period period 1.0984 years
401.1786 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2024-Jan-28 03:46:24
2,460,337.6572 JD
Next perihelion transit 2025-Mar-04 08:03
2,460,738.8359 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 90.835639490375°
Longitude of the ascending node node 200.28162768222°
Mean anomaly M 236.92115017686°
Mean motion n 0.89735588°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2006 HE2 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2006 HE2 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2006 HE2 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) 2006 HE2
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Asteroid (NEO) 2006 HE2 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2006 HE2 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid (NEO) 2006 HE2 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2024 Feb 18 21h 40m 18s -13° 23’ 57” 28.15 Capricornus
2024 Feb 19 21h 44m 35s -13° 02’ 31” 28.15 Capricornus
2024 Feb 20 21h 48m 51s -12° 40’ 53” 28.15 Capricornus
2024 Feb 21 21h 53m 06s -12° 19’ 00” 28.15 Capricornus
2024 Feb 22 21h 57m 20s -11° 56’ 57” 28.15 Capricornus
2024 Feb 23 22h 01m 32s -11° 34’ 41” 28.15 Aquarius
2024 Feb 24 22h 05m 44s -11° 12’ 15” 28.15 Aquarius
2024 Feb 25 22h 09m 55s -10° 49’ 36” 28.15 Aquarius
2024 Feb 26 22h 14m 03s -10° 26’ 49” 28.15 Aquarius
2024 Feb 27 22h 18m 11s -10° 03’ 52” 28.15 Aquarius
2024 Feb 28 22h 22m 18s -09° 40’ 47” 28.15 Aquarius
2024 Feb 29 22h 26m 25s -09° 17’ 34” 28.16 Aquarius
2024 Mar 01 22h 30m 29s -08° 54’ 12” 28.16 Aquarius
2024 Mar 02 22h 34m 33s -08° 30’ 44” 28.16 Aquarius