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Asteroid (NEO) 2006 WB

Asteroid (NEO) 2006 WB is a Near Earth Object. If you've heard news about a potential impact of this asteroid with the Earth, please check out Will Asteroid Asteroid (NEO) 2006 WB Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2006 WB is currently in the constellation of Pisces. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2006 WB is 00h 43m 55s and the Declination is +08° 22’ 51” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2006 WB is 24.14 (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]:

00h 43m 55s
+08° 22’ 51”

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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.

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2006 WB in Pisces on January, 24 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2006 WB in Pisces on January, 24 2021
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]

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Asteroid (NEO) 2006 WB Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2006 WB from Earth is currently 85,805,704 kilometers, equivalent to 0.573576 Astronomical Units. Light takes 4 minutes and 46.2170 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2006 WB and arrive to us.

4 minutes and 46.2170 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

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 891,389 kilometers:

Tue Nov 26 2024

Asteroid (NEO) 2006 WB brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2006 WB is 24.14.


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: 81.6°
Max altitude: 47.0°
Azimuth: 278.6°

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 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.18039784
Orbit inclination i 4.86993962°
Perihelion distance q 0.69599131 AU
104,118,818 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.00237246 AU
149,952,786 km
Semi-major axis a 0.84918189 AU
127,035,802 km
Orbital period period 0.7800 years
285.8245 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Jul-18 18:54:36
2,459,049.2879 JD
Next perihelion transit 2021-Apr-30 14:41
2,459,335.1125 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 161.63477786247°
Longitude of the ascending node node 65.149900932597°
Mean anomaly M 298.5509310527°
Mean motion n 1.25951398°/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
2021 Jan 17 00h 24m 03s +05° 17’ 35” 24.12 Pisces
2021 Jan 18 00h 26m 45s +05° 43’ 09” 24.13 Pisces
2021 Jan 19 00h 29m 29s +06° 08’ 33” 24.13 Pisces
2021 Jan 20 00h 32m 09s +06° 33’ 48” 24.13 Pisces
2021 Jan 21 00h 34m 51s +06° 58’ 56” 24.13 Pisces
2021 Jan 22 00h 37m 32s +07° 23’ 56” 24.14 Pisces
2021 Jan 23 00h 40m 13s +07° 48’ 47” 24.14 Pisces
2021 Jan 24 00h 42m 52s +08° 13’ 29” 24.14 Pisces
2021 Jan 25 00h 45m 33s +08° 38’ 03” 24.14 Pisces
2021 Jan 26 00h 48m 11s +09° 02’ 26” 24.14 Pisces
2021 Jan 27 00h 50m 50s +09° 26’ 42” 24.15 Pisces
2021 Jan 28 00h 53m 29s +09° 50’ 48” 24.15 Pisces
2021 Jan 29 00h 56m 07s +10° 14’ 44” 24.15 Pisces
2021 Jan 30 00h 58m 44s +10° 38’ 30” 24.15 Pisces