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Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JA6

Altitude: 24.4°   Azimuth: 175.3°   Direction: South

Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JA6 is currently in the constellation of Capricornus.

The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JA6 is 21h 54m 07s and the Declination is -14° 02’ 41” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JA6 is 26.90 (JPL).

21h 54m 07s
-14° 02’ 41”

Today's rise, transit and set times of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JA6 from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 103.9°
Max altitude: 24.5°
Azimuth: 255.8°
  • 2016 JA6 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
  • Right now it is placed in the South direction at an altitude of 24° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2016 JA6 is visible only through long exposure photography.
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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.

Finder chart of 2016 JA6 in Capricornus on November,28 2023
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JA6 in Capricornus on November, 28 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Finder chart of 2016 JA6
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JA6 in Capricornus on November, 28 2023
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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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 56,676,723 kilometers, equivalent to 0.378860 Astronomical Units. Light takes 3 minutes and 9.0532 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JA6 and arrive to us.

3 minutes and 9.0532 seconds

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.

Chart of the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JA6 from Earth in Astronomical Units (au)

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:

Thu Nov 6 2031

Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JA6 Brightness and Light Curve

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.

Chart of the magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JA6 as a function of time

Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JA6 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JA6 at epoch 12 September 2023 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460200.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.27622804
Orbit inclination i 16.01079159°
Perihelion distance q 0.78721344 AU
117,765,455 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.38809448 AU
207,655,979 km
Semi-major axis a 1.08765396 AU
162,710,717 km
Orbital period period 1.1343 years
414.3187 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2024-Feb-01 23:05:36
2,460,342.4622 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 269.3395650412°
Longitude of the ascending node node 222.19519285908°
Mean anomaly M 236.64953996836°
Mean motion n 0.86889631°/day

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!

Orbit Diagram of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JA6
View Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JA6 in the 3D Solar System Simulator

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.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2023 Nov 21 21h 37m 49s -09° 34’ 05” 26.81 Capricornus
2023 Nov 22 21h 39m 51s -10° 09’ 21” 26.82 Capricornus
2023 Nov 23 21h 41m 56s -10° 44’ 29” 26.83 Capricornus
2023 Nov 24 21h 44m 00s -11° 19’ 24” 26.84 Capricornus
2023 Nov 25 21h 46m 08s -11° 54’ 12” 26.86 Capricornus
2023 Nov 26 21h 48m 15s -12° 28’ 51” 26.87 Capricornus
2023 Nov 27 21h 50m 25s -13° 03’ 24” 26.88 Capricornus
2023 Nov 28 21h 52m 35s -13° 37’ 51” 26.89 Capricornus
2023 Nov 29 21h 54m 45s -14° 12’ 12” 26.90 Capricornus
2023 Nov 30 21h 56m 57s -14° 46’ 31” 26.92 Capricornus
2023 Dec 01 21h 59m 09s -15° 20’ 45” 26.93 Aquarius
2023 Dec 02 22h 01m 23s -15° 54’ 57” 26.94 Aquarius
2023 Dec 03 22h 03m 37s -16° 29’ 08” 26.95 Aquarius
2023 Dec 04 22h 05m 51s -17° 03’ 20” 26.96 Aquarius