Asteroid (NEO) 2006 WB
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 ). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2006 WB is 24.94 (JPL).
- 2006 WB is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom .
- 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.
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.
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 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.
Asteroid (NEO) 2006 WB Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.69606052 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2022-Nov-23 06:41:04
|Next perihelion transit||2023-Sep-05 03:51
|Argument of perihelion||peri||161.61920631605°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||65.13882343222°|
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.
|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|