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Asteroid 2006 QV89

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Asteroid 2006 QV89 Position

Asteroid 2006 QV89 is currently in the constellation of Leo. The current Right Ascension is 11h 32m 58s and the Declination is -00° 12’ 54”.

11h 32m 58s
-00° 12’ 54”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid 2006 QV89 is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see full screen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid 2006 QV89 in Leo on January, 27 2020
Field of view: 60x30 degrees
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Higher precision deep sky finder chart showing where Asteroid 2006 QV89 is right now (view fullscreen)

2006 QV89
RA: 11h 32m 58s
Dec: -00° 12’ 54”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 2006 QV89
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Asteroid 2006 QV89 Distance

The distance of Asteroid 2006 QV89 from Earth is currently 32,534,672 kilometers, equivalent to 0.217481 Astronomical Units. Light takes 1 minutes and 48.5240 seconds to travel from Asteroid 2006 QV89 and arrive to us.

1 minutes and 48.5240 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 2006 QV89 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 2006 QV89 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. The value of the distance of 2006 QV89 from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Asteroid 2006 QV89 to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid 2006 QV89 to Earth happens on Sun Dec 19 2032 at a distance of 0.02052618 Astronomical Units, or 3,070,672 kilometers:

Sun Dec 19 2032

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

Asteroid 2006 QV89 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid 2006 QV89 is 23.83.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 2006 QV89, 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 2006 QV89 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid 2006 QV89 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 2006 QV89 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 90.2°
Max altitude: 38.2°
Azimuth: 269.7°
Asteroid 2006 QV89 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid 2006 QV89 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 2006 QV89 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 2006 QV89 at epoch 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.22441699
Orbit inclination i 1.07140883°
Perihelion distance q 0.92454197 AU
138,309,510 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.45957927 AU
218,349,952 km
Semi-major axis a 1.19206062 AU
178,329,731 km
Orbital period period 1.3000 years
475.3855 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2019-Oct-31 17:05:27
2,458,788.2121 JD
Next perihelion transit 2021-Feb-18 02:20
2,459,263.5976 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 236.72035991052°
Longitude of the ascending node node 166.06011936464°
Mean anomaly M 217.84933886634°
Mean motion n 0.75728013°/day

Visualization of Asteroid 2006 QV89 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 2006 QV89 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 2006 QV89 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 2006 QV89
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Asteroid 2006 QV89 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 2006 QV89 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 2006 QV89 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Jan 20 11h 42m 38s -01° 43’ 08” 24.04 Virgo
2020 Jan 21 11h 41m 40s -01° 33’ 33” 24.02 Virgo
2020 Jan 22 11h 40m 37s -01° 23’ 22” 23.99 Virgo
2020 Jan 23 11h 39m 29s -01° 12’ 38” 23.96 Virgo
2020 Jan 24 11h 38m 17s -01° 01’ 18” 23.94 Virgo
2020 Jan 25 11h 37m 00s -00° 49’ 22” 23.91 Leo
2020 Jan 26 11h 35m 38s -00° 36’ 51” 23.88 Leo
2020 Jan 27 11h 34m 10s -00° 23’ 45” 23.85 Leo
2020 Jan 28 11h 32m 39s -00° 10’ 06” 23.83 Leo
2020 Jan 29 11h 31m 04s +00° 04’ 05” 23.80 Leo
2020 Jan 30 11h 29m 22s +00° 18’ 51” 23.77 Leo
2020 Jan 31 11h 27m 38s +00° 34’ 09” 23.74 Leo
2020 Feb 01 11h 25m 49s +00° 49’ 57” 23.72 Leo
2020 Feb 02 11h 23m 56s +01° 06’ 14” 23.69 Leo