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Asteroid (NEO) 2006 SB

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Asteroid (NEO) 2006 SB Position

Asteroid (NEO) 2006 SB is currently in the constellation of Serpens. The current Right Ascension is 17h 28m 03s and the Declination is -13° 53’ 03”.

17h 28m 03s
-13° 53’ 03”

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

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2006 SB in Serpens on December, 14 2019
Field of view: 60x30 degrees
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Also check out Where is Asteroid (NEO) 2006 SB?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2006 SB in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2006 SB Distance

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2006 SB from Earth is currently 346,048,634 kilometers, equivalent to 2.313192 Astronomical Units. Light takes 19 minutes and 14.2940 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2006 SB and arrive to us.

19 minutes and 14.2940 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2006 SB 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 SB 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 SB to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2006 SB to Earth happens on Mon Sep 20 2027 at a distance of 0.01056651 Astronomical Units, or 1,580,728 kilometers:

Mon Sep 20 2027

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

Asteroid (NEO) 2006 SB brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2006 SB is 28.78.


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

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

Azimuth: 103.9°
Max altitude: 24.7°
Azimuth: 256.1°
Asteroid (NEO) 2006 SB 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 (NEO) 2006 SB touches the horizon, consideting the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmoshpere conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.

Asteroid (NEO) 2006 SB Orbital Elements

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

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.19812240
Orbit inclination i 16.14443978°
Perihelion distance q 0.92311827 AU
138,096,528 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.37927369 AU
206,336,407 km
Semi-major axis a 1.15119598 AU
172,216,468 km
Orbital period period 1.2400 years
451.1514 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2019-Mar-21 15:51:50
2,458,564.1610 JD
Next perihelion transit 2020-Jun-14 19:29
2,459,015.3124 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 243.46179025568°
Longitude of the ascending node node 175.12832070653°
Mean anomaly M 28.997003861834°
Mean motion n 0.79795827°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2006 SB Orbit

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

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2006 SB 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 SB in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2019 Dec 07 17h 03m 24s -13° 27’ 42” 28.81 Ophiucus
2019 Dec 08 17h 06m 30s -13° 31’ 33” 28.81 Ophiucus
2019 Dec 09 17h 09m 38s -13° 35’ 15” 28.80 Ophiucus
2019 Dec 10 17h 12m 44s -13° 38’ 44” 28.80 Ophiucus
2019 Dec 11 17h 15m 51s -13° 42’ 02” 28.80 Ophiucus
2019 Dec 12 17h 19m 00s -13° 45’ 08” 28.79 Serpens
2019 Dec 13 17h 22m 08s -13° 48’ 03” 28.79 Serpens
2019 Dec 14 17h 25m 15s -13° 50’ 48” 28.79 Serpens
2019 Dec 15 17h 28m 24s -13° 53’ 21” 28.78 Serpens
2019 Dec 16 17h 31m 32s -13° 55’ 41” 28.78 Serpens
2019 Dec 17 17h 34m 42s -13° 57’ 51” 28.78 Serpens
2019 Dec 18 17h 37m 51s -13° 59’ 48” 28.77 Serpens
2019 Dec 19 17h 41m 02s -14° 01’ 35” 28.77 Serpens
2019 Dec 20 17h 44m 12s -14° 03’ 09” 28.77 Serpens