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Asteroid (NEO) 2013 TG6

Asteroid (NEO) 2013 TG6 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) 2013 TG6 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2013 TG6 is currently in the constellation of Capricornus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2013 TG6 is 20h 23m 40s and the Declination is -20° 04’ 33” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2013 TG6 is 28.80 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2013 TG6 [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]:

20h 23m 40s
-20° 04’ 33”

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Asteroid (NEO) 2013 TG6 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2013 TG6 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) 2013 TG6 in Capricornus on November, 28 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2013 TG6 in Capricornus on November, 28 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]

Also check out Where is Asteroid (NEO) 2013 TG6?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2013 TG6 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2013 TG6 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2013 TG6 from Earth is currently 161,446,388 kilometers, equivalent to 1.079202 Astronomical Units. Light takes 8 minutes and 58.5272 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2013 TG6 and arrive to us.

8 minutes and 58.5272 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2013 TG6 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) 2013 TG6 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) 2013 TG6 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2013 TG6 to Earth happens on Thu Sep 28 2023 at a distance of 0.009132 Astronomical Units, or 1,366,197 kilometers:

Thu Sep 28 2023

Asteroid (NEO) 2013 TG6 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2013 TG6 is 28.80.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2013 TG6, 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) 2013 TG6 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2013 TG6 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) 2013 TG6 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 110.0°
Max altitude: 18.5°
Azimuth: 250.1°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2013 TG6 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) 2013 TG6 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2013 TG6 at epoch 16 December 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459200.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.12614463
Orbit inclination i 3.21170976°
Perihelion distance q 0.82013556 AU
122,690,534 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.05691547 AU
158,112,304 km
Semi-major axis a 0.93852552 AU
140,401,419 km
Orbital period period 0.9100 years
332.0990 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Sep-18 10:47:01
2,459,110.9493 JD
Next perihelion transit 2021-Aug-16 13:09
2,459,443.0483 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 221.02360750096°
Longitude of the ascending node node 13.953805154881°
Mean anomaly M 97.074204529326°
Mean motion n 1.08401414°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2013 TG6 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2013 TG6 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2013 TG6 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) 2013 TG6
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Asteroid (NEO) 2013 TG6 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2013 TG6 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid (NEO) 2013 TG6 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2021 Nov 21 19h 50m 30s -22° 05’ 09” 28.78 Sagittarius
2021 Nov 22 19h 55m 06s -21° 50’ 03” 28.78 Sagittarius
2021 Nov 23 19h 59m 40s -21° 34’ 32” 28.78 Sagittarius
2021 Nov 24 20h 04m 13s -21° 18’ 35” 28.79 Sagittarius
2021 Nov 25 20h 08m 44s -21° 02’ 15” 28.79 Capricornus
2021 Nov 26 20h 13m 11s -20° 45’ 29” 28.80 Capricornus
2021 Nov 27 20h 17m 39s -20° 28’ 22” 28.80 Capricornus
2021 Nov 28 20h 22m 05s -20° 10’ 51” 28.80 Capricornus
2021 Nov 29 20h 26m 27s -19° 53’ 00” 28.81 Capricornus
2021 Nov 30 20h 30m 50s -19° 34’ 47” 28.81 Capricornus
2021 Dec 01 20h 35m 09s -19° 16’ 15” 28.82 Capricornus
2021 Dec 02 20h 39m 28s -18° 57’ 24” 28.82 Capricornus
2021 Dec 03 20h 43m 45s -18° 38’ 12” 28.83 Capricornus
2021 Dec 04 20h 48m 00s -18° 18’ 43” 28.83 Capricornus