Asteroid (NEO) 2017 GK6
Asteroid (NEO) 2017 GK6 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) 2017 GK6 Impact Earth?.
Asteroid (NEO) 2017 GK6 is currently in the constellation of Cetus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 GK6 is 23h 57m 48s and the Declination is -11° 07’ 03” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 GK6 is 30.03 (JPL).
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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 325,143,396 kilometers, equivalent to 2.173449 Astronomical Units. Light takes 18 minutes and 4.5616 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 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 rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 GK6 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) 2017 GK6 Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.94343305 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2020-Aug-04 14:07:22
|Next perihelion transit||2022-Apr-22 16:33
|Argument of perihelion||peri||138.41223691499°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||15.778813031331°|
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.
|2021 May 10||23h 45m 59s||-12° 22’ 36”||30.05||Aquarius|
|2021 May 11||23h 47m 40s||-12° 11’ 45”||30.05||Aquarius|
|2021 May 12||23h 49m 23s||-12° 00’ 59”||30.05||Aquarius|
|2021 May 13||23h 51m 03s||-11° 50’ 12”||30.04||Aquarius|
|2021 May 14||23h 52m 44s||-11° 39’ 29”||30.04||Aquarius|
|2021 May 15||23h 54m 24s||-11° 28’ 49”||30.04||Aquarius|
|2021 May 16||23h 56m 03s||-11° 18’ 11”||30.03||Aquarius|
|2021 May 17||23h 57m 42s||-11° 07’ 36”||30.03||Cetus|
|2021 May 18||23h 59m 21s||-10° 57’ 03”||30.02||Cetus|
|2021 May 19||00h 00m 59s||-10° 46’ 33”||30.02||Cetus|
|2021 May 20||00h 02m 35s||-10° 36’ 06”||30.01||Cetus|
|2021 May 21||00h 04m 13s||-10° 25’ 41”||30.01||Cetus|
|2021 May 22||00h 05m 49s||-10° 15’ 20”||30.00||Cetus|
|2021 May 23||00h 07m 26s||-10° 05’ 03”||30.00||Cetus|