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 01h 20m 27s and the Declination is +09° 45’ 58” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2006 WB is 27.00 (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 West direction at an altitude of 14° 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 53,289,481 kilometers, equivalent to 0.356218 Astronomical Units. Light takes 2 minutes and 57.7546 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
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:
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.
|2021 Apr 29||01h 35m 03s||+14° 01’ 41”||31.00||Pisces|
|2021 Apr 30||01h 32m 32s||+13° 24’ 19”||31.00||Pisces|
|2021 May 01||01h 30m 12s||+12° 47’ 53”||30.00||Pisces|
|2021 May 02||01h 28m 03s||+12° 12’ 33”||29.00||Pisces|
|2021 May 03||01h 26m 04s||+11° 38’ 29”||29.00||Pisces|
|2021 May 04||01h 24m 16s||+11° 05’ 44”||28.00||Pisces|
|2021 May 05||01h 22m 41s||+10° 34’ 28”||28.00||Pisces|
|2021 May 06||01h 21m 15s||+10° 04’ 45”||27.00||Pisces|
|2021 May 07||01h 20m 03s||+09° 36’ 39”||27.00||Pisces|
|2021 May 08||01h 19m 00s||+09° 10’ 11”||27.00||Pisces|
|2021 May 09||01h 18m 10s||+08° 45’ 24”||27.00||Pisces|
|2021 May 10||01h 17m 30s||+08° 22’ 18”||26.00||Pisces|
|2021 May 11||01h 16m 59s||+08° 00’ 55”||26.00||Pisces|
|2021 May 12||01h 16m 41s||+07° 41’ 11”||26.00||Pisces|