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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 Libra. The current Right Ascension is 14h 53m 10s and the Declination is -16° 51’ 14”.

14h 53m 10s
-16° 51’ 14”

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

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2006 WB in Libra on October, 21 2019
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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 235,490,819 kilometers, equivalent to 1.574159 Astronomical Units. Light takes 13 minutes and 5.5128 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2006 WB and arrive to us.

13 minutes and 5.5128 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 24.24.


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: 106.9°
Max altitude: 21.5°
Azimuth: 252.9°
Asteroid (NEO) 2006 WB is below 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, consideting the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmoshpere 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
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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
2019 Oct 14 14h 16m 03s -13° 24’ 56” 24.15 Virgo
2019 Oct 15 14h 21m 10s -13° 55’ 01” 24.16 Virgo
2019 Oct 16 14h 26m 17s -14° 24’ 43” 24.17 Libra
2019 Oct 17 14h 31m 27s -14° 54’ 02” 24.18 Libra
2019 Oct 18 14h 36m 38s -15° 22’ 55” 24.20 Libra
2019 Oct 19 14h 41m 50s -15° 51’ 23” 24.21 Libra
2019 Oct 20 14h 47m 04s -16° 19’ 23” 24.22 Libra
2019 Oct 21 14h 52m 19s -16° 46’ 54” 24.24 Libra
2019 Oct 22 14h 57m 36s -17° 13’ 54” 24.25 Libra
2019 Oct 23 15h 02m 53s -17° 40’ 23” 24.26 Libra
2019 Oct 24 15h 08m 12s -18° 06’ 20” 24.28 Libra
2019 Oct 25 15h 13m 33s -18° 31’ 45” 24.29 Libra
2019 Oct 26 15h 18m 56s -18° 56’ 35” 24.30 Libra
2019 Oct 27 15h 24m 19s -19° 20’ 48” 24.32 Libra