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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:45  ☀️ Transit: 13:03  🌅 Sunset: 19:23

Asteroid (NEO) 2006 WB

Asteroid (NEO) 2006 WB is currently in the constellation of Pisces. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2006 WB is 01h 12m 29s and the Declination is +06° 10’ 21” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2006 WB is 24.96 (JPL).

01h 12m 29s
+06° 10’ 21”

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

Azimuth: 83.9°
Max altitude: 44.7°
Azimuth: 276.3°
  • 2006 WB is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • Right now it is placed in the South-South-East direction at an altitude of 42° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2006 WB is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Available Resources

Asteroid (NEO) 2006 WB Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2006 WB 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.

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2006 WB in Pisces on March, 28 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2006 WB in Pisces on March, 28 2023
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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

Asteroid (NEO) 2006 WB Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2006 WB from Earth is currently 291,554,433 kilometers, equivalent to 1.948921 Astronomical Units. Light takes 16 minutes and 12.5209 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2006 WB and arrive to us.

16 minutes and 12.5209 seconds

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

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2006 WB to Earth happens on Tue Nov 26 2024 at a distance of 0.005959 Astronomical Units, or 891,380 kilometers:

Tue Nov 26 2024

Asteroid (NEO) 2006 WB Brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2006 WB is 24.96.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2006 WB, 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 WB as a function of time

Asteroid (NEO) 2006 WB Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2006 WB at epoch 20 January 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.18036876
Orbit inclination i 4.86987886°
Perihelion distance q 0.69604507 AU
104,126,860 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.00238964 AU
149,955,356 km
Semi-major axis a 0.84921735 AU
127,041,108 km
Orbital period period 0.7826 years
285.8424 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2022-Feb-10 10:33:18
2,459,620.9398 JD
Next perihelion transit 2022-Nov-23 06:46
2,459,906.7822 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 161.6177638134°
Longitude of the ascending node node 65.142453783794°
Mean anomaly M 334.25740533044°
Mean motion n 1.25943508°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2006 WB Orbit

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

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

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2023 Mar 21 00h 46m 20s +03° 12’ 41” 24.94 Pisces
2023 Mar 22 00h 49m 51s +03° 36’ 47” 24.95 Pisces
2023 Mar 23 00h 53m 21s +04° 00’ 47” 24.95 Pisces
2023 Mar 24 00h 56m 52s +04° 24’ 42” 24.95 Pisces
2023 Mar 25 01h 00m 20s +04° 48’ 29” 24.95 Pisces
2023 Mar 26 01h 03m 51s +05° 12’ 11” 24.96 Pisces
2023 Mar 27 01h 07m 21s +05° 35’ 47” 24.96 Pisces
2023 Mar 28 01h 10m 50s +05° 59’ 13” 24.96 Pisces
2023 Mar 29 01h 14m 18s +06° 22’ 35” 24.96 Pisces
2023 Mar 30 01h 17m 48s +06° 45’ 47” 24.96 Pisces
2023 Mar 31 01h 21m 18s +07° 08’ 53” 24.97 Pisces
2023 Apr 01 01h 24m 47s +07° 31’ 50” 24.97 Pisces
2023 Apr 02 01h 28m 17s +07° 54’ 38” 24.97 Pisces
2023 Apr 03 01h 31m 46s +08° 17’ 20” 24.97 Pisces