Asteroid (NEO) 2006 WB
Asteroid (NEO) 2006 WB is currently in the constellation of Virgo. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2006 WB is 11h 52m 16s and the Declination is -00° 23’ 24” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2006 WB is 24.52 (JPL).
Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2006 WB [tip: you can also create a Quick Access page for this data if you access it frequently and would like to have a simpler view]:
- 2006 WB is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
- It is visible looking in the East-South-East direction at an altitude of 16° above the horizon.
- Given its current magnitude, 2006 WB is visible only through long exposure photography.
- See also 2006 WB rise and set times.
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Additional information about Asteroid (NEO) 2006 WB available on TheSkyLive:
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.
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 123,331,175 kilometers, equivalent to 0.824418 Astronomical Units. Light takes 6 minutes and 51.3885 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2006 WB and arrive to us.
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.
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 0.00598921 Astronomical Units, or 895,972 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Asteroid (NEO) 2006 WB brightness
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.
Asteroid (NEO) 2006 WB rise and set times
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
|Perihelion distance||q||0.69599131 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2020-Jul-18 18:54:36
|Next perihelion transit||2021-Apr-30 14:41
|Argument of perihelion||peri||161.63477786247°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||65.149900932597°|
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!
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.
|2020 Jul 30||11h 21m 29s||+03° 59’ 12”||24.51||Leo|
|2020 Jul 31||11h 25m 37s||+03° 24’ 38”||24.51||Leo|
|2020 Aug 01||11h 29m 47s||+02° 49’ 51”||24.51||Leo|
|2020 Aug 02||11h 33m 55s||+02° 14’ 49”||24.52||Leo|
|2020 Aug 03||11h 38m 03s||+01° 39’ 35”||24.52||Virgo|
|2020 Aug 04||11h 42m 11s||+01° 04’ 09”||24.52||Virgo|
|2020 Aug 05||11h 46m 18s||+00° 28’ 29”||24.52||Virgo|
|2020 Aug 06||11h 50m 26s||-00° 07’ 19”||24.52||Virgo|
|2020 Aug 07||11h 54m 33s||-00° 43’ 21”||24.52||Virgo|
|2020 Aug 08||11h 58m 41s||-01° 19’ 32”||24.52||Virgo|
|2020 Aug 09||12h 02m 49s||-01° 55’ 53”||24.52||Virgo|
|2020 Aug 10||12h 06m 59s||-02° 32’ 22”||24.52||Virgo|
|2020 Aug 11||12h 11m 08s||-03° 09’ 02”||24.52||Virgo|
|2020 Aug 12||12h 15m 16s||-03° 45’ 48”||24.53||Virgo|