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north SunriseRise: 6:47  
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Asteroid (NEO) 2006 SB

Altitude: 27.8°   Azimuth: 209.7°   Direction: South-South-West

Asteroid (NEO) 2006 SB is currently in the constellation of Libra. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2006 SB is 15h 50m 08s and the Declination is -06° 33’ 32” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2006 SB is 28.92 (JPL).

15h 50m 08s
-06° 33’ 32”

Today's rise, transit and set times of Asteroid (NEO) 2006 SB from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 96.5°
Max altitude: 32.0°
Azimuth: 263.4°
  • 2006 SB is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
  • Right now it is placed in the South-South-West direction at an altitude of 28° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2006 SB is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2006 SB Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2006 SB 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 SB in Libra on September,24 2023
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2006 SB in Libra on September, 24 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Finder chart of 2006 SB
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2006 SB in Libra on September, 24 2023
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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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 from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2006 SB from Earth is currently 232,468,659 kilometers, equivalent to 1.553957 Astronomical Units. Light takes 12 minutes and 55.4320 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2006 SB and arrive to us.

12 minutes and 55.4320 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.

Chart of the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2006 SB 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 SB to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2006 SB to Earth happens on Sun Sep 19 2027 at a distance of 0.010187 Astronomical Units, or 1,524,006 kilometers:

Sun Sep 19 2027

Asteroid (NEO) 2006 SB Brightness and Light Curve

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.

Chart of the magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2006 SB as a function of time

Asteroid (NEO) 2006 SB Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2006 SB at epoch 24 February 2023 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.19813627
Orbit inclination i 16.14659910°
Perihelion distance q 0.92330804 AU
138,124,917 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.37959708 AU
206,384,786 km
Semi-major axis a 1.15145256 AU
172,254,852 km
Orbital period period 1.2356 years
451.3023 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2022-Dec-04 03:43:46
2,459,917.6554 JD
Next perihelion transit 2024-Feb-28 10:59
2,460,368.9577 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 243.46542513383°
Longitude of the ascending node node 175.10270829984°
Mean anomaly M 66.084440146629°
Mean motion n 0.79769156°/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
View Asteroid (NEO) 2006 SB in the 3D Solar System Simulator

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
2023 Sep 17 15h 29m 35s -04° 43’ 00” 28.92 Libra
2023 Sep 18 15h 32m 12s -04° 57’ 34” 28.92 Libra
2023 Sep 19 15h 34m 50s -05° 12’ 05” 28.92 Libra
2023 Sep 20 15h 37m 29s -05° 26’ 30” 28.92 Libra
2023 Sep 21 15h 40m 09s -05° 40’ 50” 28.92 Libra
2023 Sep 22 15h 42m 50s -05° 55’ 05” 28.92 Libra
2023 Sep 23 15h 45m 29s -06° 09’ 15” 28.92 Libra
2023 Sep 24 15h 48m 11s -06° 23’ 21” 28.92 Libra
2023 Sep 25 15h 50m 53s -06° 37’ 19” 28.92 Libra
2023 Sep 26 15h 53m 35s -06° 51’ 12” 28.92 Libra
2023 Sep 27 15h 56m 20s -07° 05’ 00” 28.92 Libra
2023 Sep 28 15h 59m 03s -07° 18’ 42” 28.91 Libra
2023 Sep 29 16h 01m 49s -07° 32’ 17” 28.91 Ophiucus
2023 Sep 30 16h 04m 33s -07° 45’ 47” 28.91 Ophiucus