Asteroid (NEO) 2017 GK6
The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 GK6 is 13h 01m 30s and the Declination is +15° 26’ 11” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom ). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 GK6 is 27.39 (JPL).
- 2017 GK6 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom .
- Right now it is placed in the South-West direction at an altitude of 44° above the horizon.
- 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.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2017 GK6 Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 GK6 from Earth is currently 109,122,513 kilometers, equivalent to 0.729439 Astronomical Units. Light takes 6 minutes and 3.9935 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 and Light Curve
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
|Perihelion distance||q||0.94327450 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2022-Apr-22 18:55:14
|Next perihelion transit||2024-Jan-08 20:35
|Argument of perihelion||peri||138.47849315718°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||15.755834928121°|
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!
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 Dec 01||12h 28m 22s||+20° 04’ 39”||27.39||Coma|
|2023 Dec 02||12h 32m 57s||+19° 28’ 15”||27.39||Coma|
|2023 Dec 03||12h 37m 29s||+18° 51’ 29”||27.39||Coma|
|2023 Dec 04||12h 42m 01s||+18° 14’ 21”||27.39||Coma|
|2023 Dec 05||12h 46m 28s||+17° 36’ 52”||27.39||Coma|
|2023 Dec 06||12h 50m 54s||+16° 59’ 05”||27.39||Coma|
|2023 Dec 07||12h 55m 18s||+16° 21’ 01”||27.39||Coma|
|2023 Dec 08||12h 59m 39s||+15° 42’ 41”||27.39||Coma|
|2023 Dec 09||13h 04m 00s||+15° 04’ 05”||27.39||Coma|
|2023 Dec 10||13h 08m 17s||+14° 25’ 18”||27.39||Coma|
|2023 Dec 11||13h 12m 32s||+13° 46’ 18”||27.39||Virgo|
|2023 Dec 12||13h 16m 45s||+13° 07’ 09”||27.39||Virgo|
|2023 Dec 13||13h 20m 56s||+12° 27’ 50”||27.39||Virgo|
|2023 Dec 14||13h 25m 05s||+11° 48’ 23”||27.39||Virgo|