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Asteroid (NEO) 2019 AT6

Asteroid (NEO) 2019 AT6 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) 2019 AT6 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2019 AT6 is currently in the constellation of Pegasus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 AT6 is 22h 13m 24s and the Declination is +32° 32’ 24” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 AT6 is 26.35 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2019 AT6 [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]:

22h 13m 24s
+32° 32’ 24”
Pegasus
26.35
  • 2019 AT6 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the West direction at an altitude of 47° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2019 AT6 is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 2019 AT6 rise and set times.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2019 AT6 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2019 AT6 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) 2019 AT6 in Pegasus on October, 27 2020
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2019 AT6 in Pegasus on October, 27 2020
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) 2019 AT6?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2019 AT6 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2019 AT6 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 AT6 from Earth is currently 32,583,230 kilometers, equivalent to 0.217805 Astronomical Units. Light takes 1 minutes and 48.6860 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2019 AT6 and arrive to us.

32,583,230
0.217805
1 minutes and 48.6860 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 AT6 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) 2019 AT6 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) 2019 AT6 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 AT6 to Earth happens on Tue Jul 13 2021 at a distance of 0.010834 Astronomical Units, or 1,620,782 kilometers:

Tue Jul 13 2021
1,620,782
0.010834

Asteroid (NEO) 2019 AT6 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 AT6 is 26.35.

26.35

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 AT6, 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) 2019 AT6 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2019 AT6 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) 2019 AT6 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 57.2°
Max altitude: 71.1°
Azimuth: 302.9°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 AT6 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) 2019 AT6 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 AT6 at epoch 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.10729255
Orbit inclination i 7.27479542°
Perihelion distance q 0.91028716 AU
136,177,021 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.12909800 AU
168,910,657 km
Semi-major axis a 1.01969258 AU
152,543,839 km
Orbital period period 1.0300 years
376.0991 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Apr-11 01:03:35
2,458,950.5442 JD
Next perihelion transit 2021-Apr-22 03:26
2,459,326.6433 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 271.35515778042°
Longitude of the ascending node node 288.0187783091°
Mean anomaly M 47.817450322469°
Mean motion n 0.95719448°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 AT6 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 AT6 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 AT6 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) 2019 AT6
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Asteroid (NEO) 2019 AT6 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 AT6 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid (NEO) 2019 AT6 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Oct 20 22h 09m 42s +36° 40’ 05” 26.15 Lacerta
2020 Oct 21 22h 09m 51s +36° 08’ 12” 26.18 Lacerta
2020 Oct 22 22h 10m 06s +35° 36’ 30” 26.20 Pegasus
2020 Oct 23 22h 10m 27s +35° 05’ 03” 26.22 Pegasus
2020 Oct 24 22h 10m 53s +34° 33’ 48” 26.25 Pegasus
2020 Oct 25 22h 11m 24s +34° 02’ 52” 26.27 Pegasus
2020 Oct 26 22h 11m 59s +33° 32’ 12” 26.30 Pegasus
2020 Oct 27 22h 12m 42s +33° 01’ 53” 26.32 Pegasus
2020 Oct 28 22h 13m 27s +32° 31’ 53” 26.35 Pegasus
2020 Oct 29 22h 14m 17s +32° 02’ 13” 26.37 Pegasus
2020 Oct 30 22h 15m 12s +31° 32’ 57” 26.40 Pegasus
2020 Oct 31 22h 16m 11s +31° 04’ 04” 26.42 Pegasus
2020 Nov 01 22h 17m 15s +30° 35’ 33” 26.45 Pegasus
2020 Nov 02 22h 18m 21s +30° 07’ 26” 26.48 Pegasus