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Asteroid (NEO) 2006 WB

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Asteroid (NEO) 2006 WB Position

Asteroid (NEO) 2006 WB is currently in the constellation of Aquarius. The current Right Ascension is 22h 49m 46s and the Declination is -09° 52’ 57”.

22h 49m 46s
-09° 52’ 57”

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

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2006 WB in Aquarius on January, 24 2020
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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

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2006 WB from Earth is currently 235,512,618 kilometers, equivalent to 1.574305 Astronomical Units. Light takes 13 minutes and 5.5855 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2006 WB and arrive to us.

13 minutes and 5.5855 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.

Distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2006 WB 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 WB to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2006 WB to Earth happens on Wed Nov 27 2024 at a distance of 0.00598924 Astronomical Units, or 895,978 kilometers:

Wed Nov 27 2024

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

Asteroid (NEO) 2006 WB brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2006 WB is 25.22.


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.

Predicted magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2006 WB between January 2013 and December 2100

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

Azimuth: 100.0°
Max altitude: 28.6°
Azimuth: 260.2°
Asteroid (NEO) 2006 WB 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 (NEO) 2006 WB 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 (NEO) 2006 WB Orbital Elements

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

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.18038310
Orbit inclination i 4.88020175°
Perihelion distance q 0.69606470 AU
104,129,798 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.00244762 AU
149,964,030 km
Semi-major axis a 0.84925616 AU
127,046,914 km
Orbital period period 0.7800 years
285.8620 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2018-Dec-25 10:01:10
2,458,477.9175 JD
Next perihelion transit 2019-Oct-07 06:42
2,458,763.7795 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 162.10414975671°
Longitude of the ascending node node 65.223351315867°
Mean anomaly M 154.37413926219°
Mean motion n 1.25934874°/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
2020 Jan 17 22h 20m 08s -13° 01’ 28” 25.18 Aquarius
2020 Jan 18 22h 24m 03s -12° 37’ 23” 25.18 Aquarius
2020 Jan 19 22h 27m 59s -12° 13’ 08” 25.19 Aquarius
2020 Jan 20 22h 31m 51s -11° 48’ 44” 25.19 Aquarius
2020 Jan 21 22h 35m 44s -11° 24’ 15” 25.20 Aquarius
2020 Jan 22 22h 39m 33s -10° 59’ 38” 25.20 Aquarius
2020 Jan 23 22h 43m 23s -10° 34’ 54” 25.21 Aquarius
2020 Jan 24 22h 47m 09s -10° 10’ 05” 25.21 Aquarius
2020 Jan 25 22h 50m 57s -09° 45’ 11” 25.22 Aquarius
2020 Jan 26 22h 54m 42s -09° 20’ 12” 25.22 Aquarius
2020 Jan 27 22h 58m 26s -08° 55’ 09” 25.23 Aquarius
2020 Jan 28 23h 02m 08s -08° 30’ 02” 25.23 Aquarius
2020 Jan 29 23h 05m 49s -08° 04’ 50” 25.24 Aquarius
2020 Jan 30 23h 09m 29s -07° 39’ 38” 25.24 Aquarius