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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 09h 57m 11s and the Declination is +13° 12’ 59”.

09h 57m 11s
+13° 12’ 59”

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 March, 31 2020
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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: 09h 57m 11s
Dec: +13° 12’ 59”
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 66,086,419 kilometers, equivalent to 0.441760 Astronomical Units. Light takes 3 minutes and 40.4406 seconds to travel from Asteroid 2006 QV89 and arrive to us.

3 minutes and 40.4406 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 0.02052622 Astronomical Units, or 3,070,679 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 25.72.


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: 76.8°
Max altitude: 51.7°
Azimuth: 283.2°
Asteroid 2006 QV89 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 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 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.22473960
Orbit inclination i 1.06815822°
Perihelion distance q 0.92487897 AU
138,359,925 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.46110379 AU
218,578,016 km
Semi-major axis a 1.19299138 AU
178,468,971 km
Orbital period period 1.3000 years
475.9424 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2019-Oct-31 08:48:10
2,458,787.8668 JD
Next perihelion transit 2021-Feb-18 07:25
2,459,263.8092 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 236.5086500892°
Longitude of the ascending node node 165.89056591781°
Mean anomaly M 160.83449623215°
Mean motion n 0.75639407°/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 Mar 24 09h 57m 01s +13° 00’ 33” 25.27 Leo
2020 Mar 25 09h 56m 48s +13° 03’ 29” 25.33 Leo
2020 Mar 26 09h 56m 42s +13° 06’ 01” 25.38 Leo
2020 Mar 27 09h 56m 38s +13° 08’ 08” 25.44 Leo
2020 Mar 28 09h 56m 36s +13° 09’ 51” 25.50 Leo
2020 Mar 29 09h 56m 40s +13° 11’ 12” 25.55 Leo
2020 Mar 30 09h 56m 48s +13° 12’ 10” 25.61 Leo
2020 Mar 31 09h 56m 57s +13° 12’ 46” 25.66 Leo
2020 Apr 01 09h 57m 11s +13° 13’ 00” 25.72 Leo
2020 Apr 02 09h 57m 29s +13° 12’ 53” 25.77 Leo
2020 Apr 03 09h 57m 48s +13° 12’ 26” 25.82 Leo
2020 Apr 04 09h 58m 12s +13° 11’ 40” 25.87 Leo
2020 Apr 05 09h 58m 37s +13° 10’ 36” 25.92 Leo
2020 Apr 06 09h 59m 07s +13° 09’ 11” 25.97 Leo