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Asteroid (NEO) 2006 HE2

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Asteroid (NEO) 2006 HE2 Position

Asteroid (NEO) 2006 HE2 is currently in the constellation of Taurus. The current Right Ascension is 04h 27m 22s and the Declination is +20° 39’ 14”.

04h 27m 22s
+20° 39’ 14”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid (NEO) 2006 HE2 is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see full screen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2006 HE2 in Taurus on March, 28 2020
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2006 HE2 from Earth is currently 203,925,568 kilometers, equivalent to 1.363158 Astronomical Units. Light takes 11 minutes and 20.2225 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2006 HE2 and arrive to us.

11 minutes and 20.2225 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.

Distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2006 HE2 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) 2006 HE2 to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2006 HE2 to Earth happens on Sun Sep 30 2029 at a distance of 0.01142009 Astronomical Units, or 1,708,421 kilometers:

Sun Sep 30 2029

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

Asteroid (NEO) 2006 HE2 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2006 HE2 is 29.34.


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.

Predicted magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2006 HE2 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2006 HE2 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) 2006 HE2 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 69.4°
Max altitude: 59.2°
Azimuth: 290.7°
Asteroid (NEO) 2006 HE2 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2006 HE2 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) 2006 HE2 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2006 HE2 at epoch 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.15666817
Orbit inclination i 1.18154341°
Perihelion distance q 0.89774184 AU
134,300,268 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.23129399 AU
184,198,959 km
Semi-major axis a 1.06451791 AU
159,249,614 km
Orbital period period 1.1000 years
401.1695 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2019-Sep-06 10:32:44
2,458,732.9394 JD
Next perihelion transit 2020-Oct-11 14:36
2,459,134.1089 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 90.791705795252°
Longitude of the ascending node node 200.31500815276°
Mean anomaly M 241.15201821962°
Mean motion n 0.89737633°/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
2020 Mar 21 04h 03m 33s +19° 37’ 42” 29.30 Taurus
2020 Mar 22 04h 06m 47s +19° 46’ 46” 29.31 Taurus
2020 Mar 23 04h 10m 00s +19° 55’ 36” 29.31 Taurus
2020 Mar 24 04h 13m 13s +20° 04’ 14” 29.32 Taurus
2020 Mar 25 04h 16m 27s +20° 12’ 37” 29.32 Taurus
2020 Mar 26 04h 19m 40s +20° 20’ 45” 29.33 Taurus
2020 Mar 27 04h 22m 54s +20° 28’ 41” 29.34 Taurus
2020 Mar 28 04h 26m 08s +20° 36’ 21” 29.34 Taurus
2020 Mar 29 04h 29m 21s +20° 43’ 49” 29.35 Taurus
2020 Mar 30 04h 32m 35s +20° 51’ 01” 29.35 Taurus
2020 Mar 31 04h 35m 51s +20° 58’ 00” 29.35 Taurus
2020 Apr 01 04h 39m 05s +21° 04’ 42” 29.36 Taurus
2020 Apr 02 04h 42m 20s +21° 11’ 12” 29.36 Taurus
2020 Apr 03 04h 45m 34s +21° 17’ 27” 29.37 Taurus