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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 Aries. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2006 WB is 02h 34m 08s and the Declination is +12° 54’ 56” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2006 WB is 25.19 (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]:

02h 34m 08s
+12° 54’ 56”
Aries
25.19
  • 2006 WB is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the South-West direction at an altitude of 46° 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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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 Aries on May, 27 2022
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2006 WB in Aries on May, 27 2022
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]

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 265,444,018 kilometers, equivalent to 1.774384 Astronomical Units. Light takes 14 minutes and 45.4259 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2006 WB and arrive to us.

265,444,018
1.774384
14 minutes and 45.4259 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 891,380 kilometers:

Tue Nov 26 2024
891,380
0.005959

Asteroid (NEO) 2006 WB brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2006 WB is 25.19.

25.19

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: 77.2°
Max altitude: 51.4°
Azimuth: 283.0°

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 20 January 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.18036876
Orbit inclination i 4.86987886°
Perihelion distance q 0.69604507 AU
104,126,860 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.00238964 AU
149,955,356 km
Semi-major axis a 0.84921735 AU
127,041,108 km
Orbital period period 0.7826 years
285.8424 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2022-Feb-10 10:33:18
2,459,620.9398 JD
Next perihelion transit 2022-Nov-23 06:46
2,459,906.7822 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 161.6177638134°
Longitude of the ascending node node 65.142453783794°
Mean anomaly M 334.25740533044°
Mean motion n 1.25943508°/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
2022 May 20 02h 07m 13s +10° 27’ 56” 25.14 Cetus
2022 May 21 02h 10m 48s +10° 48’ 10” 25.15 Aries
2022 May 22 02h 14m 22s +11° 08’ 12” 25.15 Aries
2022 May 23 02h 17m 57s +11° 28’ 05” 25.16 Aries
2022 May 24 02h 21m 33s +11° 47’ 44” 25.17 Aries
2022 May 25 02h 25m 09s +12° 07’ 11” 25.17 Aries
2022 May 26 02h 28m 44s +12° 26’ 27” 25.18 Aries
2022 May 27 02h 32m 20s +12° 45’ 30” 25.18 Aries
2022 May 28 02h 35m 56s +13° 04’ 22” 25.19 Aries
2022 May 29 02h 39m 33s +13° 23’ 00” 25.19 Aries
2022 May 30 02h 43m 09s +13° 41’ 26” 25.20 Aries
2022 May 31 02h 46m 45s +13° 59’ 38” 25.21 Aries
2022 Jun 01 02h 50m 22s +14° 17’ 36” 25.21 Aries
2022 Jun 02 02h 54m 01s +14° 35’ 22” 25.22 Aries