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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 Taurus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2013 TG6 is 05h 17m 54s and the Declination is +24° 57’ 12” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2013 TG6 is 29.09 (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]:

05h 17m 54s
+24° 57’ 12”
  • 2013 TG6 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the West-South-West direction at an altitude of 52° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2013 TG6 is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 2013 TG6 rise and set times.
  • Go to interactive sky chart

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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 Taurus on May, 08 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2013 TG6 in Taurus on May, 08 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 250,926,976 kilometers, equivalent to 1.677343 Astronomical Units. Light takes 13 minutes and 57.0023 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2013 TG6 and arrive to us.

13 minutes and 57.0023 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 29.09.


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: 65.1°
Max altitude: 63.5°
Azimuth: 295.0°

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 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.12613304
Orbit inclination i 3.21166984°
Perihelion distance q 0.82016267 AU
122,694,589 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.05692551 AU
158,113,806 km
Semi-major axis a 0.93854409 AU
140,404,198 km
Orbital period period 0.9100 years
332.1088 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Sep-18 10:40:22
2,459,110.9447 JD
Next perihelion transit 2021-Aug-16 13:17
2,459,443.0535 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 221.01664710706°
Longitude of the ascending node node 13.956008061682°
Mean anomaly M 240.27993780416°
Mean motion n 1.08398196°/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 May 01 04h 46m 46s +24° 17’ 35” 29.13 Taurus
2021 May 02 04h 50m 48s +24° 24’ 05” 29.12 Taurus
2021 May 03 04h 54m 48s +24° 30’ 10” 29.12 Taurus
2021 May 04 04h 58m 50s +24° 35’ 53” 29.11 Taurus
2021 May 05 05h 02m 53s +24° 41’ 11” 29.11 Taurus
2021 May 06 05h 06m 56s +24° 46’ 05” 29.10 Taurus
2021 May 07 05h 11m 00s +24° 50’ 35” 29.10 Taurus
2021 May 08 05h 15m 06s +24° 54’ 39” 29.09 Taurus
2021 May 09 05h 19m 10s +24° 58’ 21” 29.09 Taurus
2021 May 10 05h 23m 17s +25° 01’ 36” 29.08 Taurus
2021 May 11 05h 27m 23s +25° 04’ 27” 29.08 Taurus
2021 May 12 05h 31m 30s +25° 06’ 52” 29.07 Taurus
2021 May 13 05h 35m 36s +25° 08’ 53” 29.07 Taurus
2021 May 14 05h 39m 44s +25° 10’ 27” 29.06 Taurus