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Asteroid (NEO) 2016 HP6

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Asteroid (NEO) 2016 HP6 Position

Asteroid (NEO) 2016 HP6 is currently in the constellation of Cancer. The current Right Ascension is 08h 46m 44s and the Declination is +20° 51’ 16”.

08h 46m 44s
+20° 51’ 16”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid (NEO) 2016 HP6 is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see fuillscreen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2016 HP6 in Cancer on October, 16 2019
Field of view: 60x30 degrees
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Also check out Where is Asteroid (NEO) 2016 HP6?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2016 HP6 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2016 HP6 Distance

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 HP6 from Earth is currently 285,504,340 kilometers, equivalent to 1.908479 Astronomical Units. Light takes 15 minutes and 52.3400 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2016 HP6 and arrive to us.

15 minutes and 52.3400 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 HP6 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) 2016 HP6 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) 2016 HP6 to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 HP6 to Earth happens on Sun May 13 2018 at a distance of 0.00555939 Astronomical Units, or 831,672 kilometers:

Sun May 13 2018

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

Asteroid (NEO) 2016 HP6 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 HP6 is 29.40.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 HP6, 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) 2016 HP6 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2016 HP6 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) 2016 HP6 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 69.2°
Max altitude: 59.4°
Azimuth: 290.8°
Asteroid (NEO) 2016 HP6 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 HP6 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) 2016 HP6 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 HP6 at epoch 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.36001707
Orbit inclination i 3.86794743°
Perihelion distance q 1.01509243 AU
151,855,667 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.15715601 AU
322,705,946 km
Semi-major axis a 1.58612422 AU
237,280,806 km
Orbital period period 2.0000 years
729.6326 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2018-May-17 04:11:20
2,458,255.6745 JD
Next perihelion transit 2020-May-15 19:22
2,458,985.3071 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 185.76909290738°
Longitude of the ascending node node 50.929275904585°
Mean anomaly M 170.13653977493°
Mean motion n 0.49339902°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 HP6 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 HP6 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 HP6 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) 2016 HP6
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Asteroid (NEO) 2016 HP6 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 HP6 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid (NEO) 2016 HP6 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2019 Oct 09 08h 32m 29s +21° 30’ 50” 29.51 Cancer
2019 Oct 10 08h 34m 27s +21° 25’ 32” 29.50 Cancer
2019 Oct 11 08h 36m 25s +21° 20’ 11” 29.48 Cancer
2019 Oct 12 08h 38m 24s +21° 14’ 45” 29.47 Cancer
2019 Oct 13 08h 40m 22s +21° 09’ 19” 29.45 Cancer
2019 Oct 14 08h 42m 20s +21° 03’ 48” 29.44 Cancer
2019 Oct 15 08h 44m 17s +20° 58’ 15” 29.42 Cancer
2019 Oct 16 08h 46m 15s +20° 52’ 40” 29.40 Cancer
2019 Oct 17 08h 48m 12s +20° 47’ 00” 29.39 Cancer
2019 Oct 18 08h 50m 09s +20° 41’ 20” 29.37 Cancer
2019 Oct 19 08h 52m 06s +20° 35’ 35” 29.35 Cancer
2019 Oct 20 08h 54m 03s +20° 29’ 48” 29.34 Cancer
2019 Oct 21 08h 55m 59s +20° 23’ 59” 29.32 Cancer
2019 Oct 22 08h 57m 56s +20° 18’ 08” 29.30 Cancer