Asteroid (NEO) 2017 GK6
Asteroid (NEO) 2017 GK6 is currently in the constellation of Aquarius. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 GK6 is 23h 23m 11s and the Declination is -10° 13’ 46” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 GK6 is 29.92 (JPL).
Today's rise, transit and set times of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 GK6 from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
- 2017 GK6 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
- Given its current magnitude, 2017 GK6 is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2017 GK6 Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2017 GK6 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.
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
Also check out Where is Asteroid (NEO) 2017 GK6?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2017 GK6 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.
Asteroid (NEO) 2017 GK6 Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 GK6 from Earth is currently 429,182,476 kilometers, equivalent to 2.868908 Astronomical Units. Light takes 23 minutes and 51.5986 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2017 GK6 and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 GK6 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) 2017 GK6 to Earth
During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 GK6 to Earth happens on Tue Apr 3 2029 at a distance of 0.011954 Astronomical Units, or 1,788,286 kilometers:
Asteroid (NEO) 2017 GK6 Brightness
The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 GK6 is 29.92.
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 GK6, 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) 2017 GK6 Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 GK6 at epoch 20 January 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||0.94311511 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2022-Apr-22 19:50:45
|Next perihelion transit||2024-Jan-08 21:06
|Argument of perihelion||peri||138.48592507308°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||15.756632972974°|
Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 GK6 Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 GK6 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 GK6 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!
View Asteroid (NEO) 2017 GK6 in the 3D Solar System Simulator
Asteroid (NEO) 2017 GK6 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 GK6 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid (NEO) 2017 GK6 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2023 Mar 14||23h 09m 10s||-11° 59’ 57”||29.87||Aquarius|
|2023 Mar 15||23h 11m 07s||-11° 45’ 18”||29.88||Aquarius|
|2023 Mar 16||23h 13m 04s||-11° 30’ 38”||29.89||Aquarius|
|2023 Mar 17||23h 15m 01s||-11° 15’ 56”||29.89||Aquarius|
|2023 Mar 18||23h 16m 56s||-11° 01’ 14”||29.90||Aquarius|
|2023 Mar 19||23h 18m 54s||-10° 46’ 32”||29.91||Aquarius|
|2023 Mar 20||23h 20m 49s||-10° 31’ 46”||29.92||Aquarius|
|2023 Mar 21||23h 22m 45s||-10° 17’ 00”||29.92||Aquarius|
|2023 Mar 22||23h 24m 42s||-10° 02’ 13”||29.93||Aquarius|
|2023 Mar 23||23h 26m 38s||-09° 47’ 26”||29.94||Aquarius|
|2023 Mar 24||23h 28m 33s||-09° 32’ 38”||29.94||Aquarius|
|2023 Mar 25||23h 30m 29s||-09° 17’ 48”||29.95||Aquarius|
|2023 Mar 26||23h 32m 25s||-09° 02’ 57”||29.95||Aquarius|
|2023 Mar 27||23h 34m 19s||-08° 48’ 06”||29.96||Aquarius|