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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 Pegasus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JA6 is 23h 24m 17s and the Declination is +13° 08’ 12” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JA6 is 29.42 (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]:

23h 24m 17s
+13° 08’ 12”

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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.

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JA6 in Pegasus on May, 24 2022
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JA6 in Pegasus on May, 24 2022
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) 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 213,104,609 kilometers, equivalent to 1.424516 Astronomical Units. Light takes 11 minutes and 50.8405 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JA6 and arrive to us.

11 minutes and 50.8405 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.

Distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JA6 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 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

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JA6 is 29.42.


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.

Predicted magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JA6 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JA6 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 JA6 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 77.1°
Max altitude: 51.5°
Azimuth: 283.1°

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

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 JA6 at epoch 20 January 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.27633927
Orbit inclination i 16.00946951°
Perihelion distance q 0.78709428 AU
117,747,628 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.38821865 AU
207,674,555 km
Semi-major axis a 1.08765647 AU
162,711,092 km
Orbital period period 1.1343 years
414.3201 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2021-Oct-26 07:44:46
2,459,513.8228 JD
Next perihelion transit 2022-Dec-14 15:25
2,459,928.1429 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 269.33043973997°
Longitude of the ascending node node 222.20560442921°
Mean anomaly M 75.313270496193°
Mean motion n 0.86889331°/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
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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
2022 May 17 23h 06m 37s +10° 36’ 39” 29.47 Pegasus
2022 May 18 23h 08m 54s +10° 56’ 25” 29.47 Pegasus
2022 May 19 23h 11m 12s +11° 16’ 09” 29.46 Pegasus
2022 May 20 23h 13m 31s +11° 35’ 54” 29.45 Pegasus
2022 May 21 23h 15m 48s +11° 55’ 40” 29.45 Pegasus
2022 May 22 23h 18m 06s +12° 15’ 25” 29.44 Pegasus
2022 May 23 23h 20m 25s +12° 35’ 09” 29.43 Pegasus
2022 May 24 23h 22m 44s +12° 54’ 55” 29.43 Pegasus
2022 May 25 23h 25m 01s +13° 14’ 39” 29.42 Pegasus
2022 May 26 23h 27m 20s +13° 34’ 23” 29.41 Pegasus
2022 May 27 23h 29m 39s +13° 54’ 06” 29.41 Pegasus
2022 May 28 23h 31m 59s +14° 13’ 49” 29.40 Pegasus
2022 May 29 23h 34m 18s +14° 33’ 30” 29.39 Pegasus
2022 May 30 23h 36m 37s +14° 53’ 12” 29.38 Pegasus