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Asteroid (NEO) 2006 WB

Altitude: -20.9°   Azimuth: 256.8°   Direction: West-South-West

Asteroid (NEO) 2006 WB is currently in the constellation of Sagittarius.

The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2006 WB is 20h 00m 05s and the Declination is -24° 21’ 03” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2006 WB is 24.94 (JPL).

20h 00m 05s
-24° 21’ 03”

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

Azimuth: 114.4°
Max altitude: 14.1°
Azimuth: 245.6°
  • 2006 WB is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2006 WB is visible only through long exposure photography.
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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.

Finder chart of 2006 WB in Sagittarius on November,29 2023
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2006 WB in Sagittarius on November, 29 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Finder chart of 2006 WB
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2006 WB in Sagittarius on November, 29 2023
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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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 172,237,132 kilometers, equivalent to 1.151334 Astronomical Units. Light takes 9 minutes and 34.5212 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2006 WB and arrive to us.

9 minutes and 34.5212 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 and Light Curve

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 24 February 2023 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.18042609
Orbit inclination i 4.86985545°
Perihelion distance q 0.69606052 AU
104,129,172 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.00253068 AU
149,976,455 km
Semi-major axis a 0.84929560 AU
127,052,813 km
Orbital period period 0.7827 years
285.8820 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2022-Nov-23 06:41:04
2,459,906.7785 JD
Next perihelion transit 2023-Sep-05 03:51
2,460,192.6605 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 161.61920631605°
Longitude of the ascending node node 65.13882343222°
Mean anomaly M 118.01980491223°
Mean motion n 1.25926103°/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
View Asteroid (NEO) 2006 WB in the 3D Solar System Simulator

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 Nov 22 19h 19m 50s -25° 57’ 29” 24.90 Sagittarius
2023 Nov 23 19h 25m 04s -25° 47’ 27” 24.90 Sagittarius
2023 Nov 24 19h 30m 15s -25° 36’ 47” 24.91 Sagittarius
2023 Nov 25 19h 35m 23s -25° 25’ 27” 24.92 Sagittarius
2023 Nov 26 19h 40m 30s -25° 13’ 28” 24.92 Sagittarius
2023 Nov 27 19h 45m 34s -25° 00’ 52” 24.93 Sagittarius
2023 Nov 28 19h 50m 36s -24° 47’ 40” 24.93 Sagittarius
2023 Nov 29 19h 55m 36s -24° 33’ 54” 24.94 Sagittarius
2023 Nov 30 20h 00m 34s -24° 19’ 32” 24.94 Sagittarius
2023 Dec 01 20h 05m 30s -24° 04’ 37” 24.95 Sagittarius
2023 Dec 02 20h 10m 23s -23° 49’ 10” 24.95 Capricornus
2023 Dec 03 20h 15m 15s -23° 33’ 11” 24.96 Capricornus
2023 Dec 04 20h 20m 03s -23° 16’ 44” 24.96 Capricornus
2023 Dec 05 20h 24m 50s -22° 59’ 44” 24.97 Capricornus