Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JA6
Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JA6 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) 2016 JA6 Impact Earth?.
Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JA6 is currently in the constellation of Virgo. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JA6 is 14h 21m 03s and the Declination is -19° 40’ 21” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JA6 is 28.38 (JPL).
Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JA6 [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]:
- 2016 JA6 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
- It is visible looking in the South-West direction at an altitude of 7° above the horizon.
- Given its current magnitude, 2016 JA6 is visible only through long exposure photography.
- See also 2016 JA6 rise and set times.
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Additional information about Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JA6 available on TheSkyLive:
Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JA6 Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JA6 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.
Also check out Where is Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JA6?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JA6 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.
Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JA6 Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JA6 from Earth is currently 235,478,494 kilometers, equivalent to 1.574077 Astronomical Units. Light takes 13 minutes and 5.4717 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JA6 and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JA6 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.
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 JA6 to Earth
During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JA6 to Earth happens on Thu Nov 6 2031 at a distance of 0.007207 Astronomical Units, or 1,078,095 kilometers:
Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JA6 brightness
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JA6, 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.
Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JA6 rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JA6 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) 2016 JA6 Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.78711802 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2021-Oct-26 07:46:50
|Next perihelion transit||2022-Dec-14 15:15
|Argument of perihelion||peri||269.33005929847°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||222.2069686404°|
Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JA6 Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JA6 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JA6 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!
Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JA6 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JA6 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 JA6 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2021 Nov 23||13h 47m 20s||-17° 58’ 09”||28.31||Virgo|
|2021 Nov 24||13h 51m 50s||-18° 13’ 14”||28.31||Virgo|
|2021 Nov 25||13h 56m 18s||-18° 27’ 51”||28.32||Virgo|
|2021 Nov 26||14h 00m 47s||-18° 41’ 58”||28.33||Virgo|
|2021 Nov 27||14h 05m 17s||-18° 55’ 38”||28.34||Virgo|
|2021 Nov 28||14h 09m 44s||-19° 08’ 51”||28.35||Virgo|
|2021 Nov 29||14h 14m 12s||-19° 21’ 34”||28.36||Virgo|
|2021 Nov 30||14h 18m 38s||-19° 33’ 50”||28.37||Virgo|
|2021 Dec 01||14h 23m 05s||-19° 45’ 38”||28.38||Libra|
|2021 Dec 02||14h 27m 30s||-19° 56’ 57”||28.39||Libra|
|2021 Dec 03||14h 31m 57s||-20° 07’ 49”||28.40||Libra|
|2021 Dec 04||14h 36m 20s||-20° 18’ 12”||28.41||Libra|
|2021 Dec 05||14h 40m 45s||-20° 28’ 09”||28.42||Libra|
|2021 Dec 06||14h 45m 07s||-20° 37’ 37”||28.43||Libra|