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Asteroid (NEO) 2006 HE2

Asteroid (NEO) 2006 HE2 is currently in the constellation of Taurus.

The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2006 HE2 is 04h 59m 09s and the Declination is +22° 07’ 29” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2006 HE2 is 29.12 (JPL).

04h 59m 09s
+22° 07’ 29”

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: 67.9°
Max altitude: 60.7°
Azimuth: 292.2°
  • 2006 HE2 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
  • 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

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2006 HE2 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.

Finder chart of 2006 HE2 in Taurus on May,30 2023
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2006 HE2 in Taurus on May, 30 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Finder chart of 2006 HE2
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2006 HE2 in Taurus on May, 30 2023
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 329,136,685 kilometers, equivalent to 2.200143 Astronomical Units. Light takes 18 minutes and 17.8818 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2006 HE2 and arrive to us.

18 minutes and 17.8818 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

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 08 August 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459800.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.15661888
Orbit inclination i 1.18167974°
Perihelion distance q 0.89779912 AU
134,308,837 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.23124811 AU
184,192,096 km
Semi-major axis a 1.06452361 AU
159,250,466 km
Orbital period period 1.0984 years
401.1727 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2022-Dec-22 23:09:19
2,459,936.4648 JD
Next perihelion transit 2024-Jan-28 03:18
2,460,337.6375 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 90.811232328577°
Longitude of the ascending node node 200.29324146323°
Mean anomaly M 237.98938126633°
Mean motion n 0.89736913°/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
View Asteroid (NEO) 2006 HE2 in the 3D Solar System Simulator

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
2023 May 23 04h 34m 19s +21° 25’ 45” 29.12 Taurus
2023 May 24 04h 37m 50s +21° 32’ 33” 29.12 Taurus
2023 May 25 04h 41m 21s +21° 39’ 02” 29.12 Taurus
2023 May 26 04h 44m 53s +21° 45’ 16” 29.12 Taurus
2023 May 27 04h 48m 24s +21° 51’ 11” 29.12 Taurus
2023 May 28 04h 51m 55s +21° 56’ 51” 29.12 Taurus
2023 May 29 04h 55m 26s +22° 02’ 12” 29.12 Taurus
2023 May 30 04h 58m 55s +22° 07’ 14” 29.12 Taurus
2023 May 31 05h 02m 26s +22° 12’ 01” 29.11 Taurus
2023 Jun 01 05h 05m 57s +22° 16’ 29” 29.11 Taurus
2023 Jun 02 05h 09m 28s +22° 20’ 40” 29.11 Taurus
2023 Jun 03 05h 12m 59s +22° 24’ 34” 29.11 Taurus
2023 Jun 04 05h 16m 28s +22° 28’ 11” 29.11 Taurus
2023 Jun 05 05h 19m 59s +22° 31’ 31” 29.10 Taurus