Asteroid (NEO) 2020 SN6
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 SN6 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) 2020 SN6 Impact Earth?.
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 SN6 is currently in the constellation of Libra. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 SN6 is 15h 46m 27s and the Declination is -19° 49’ 49” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 SN6 is 27.26 (JPL).
Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2020 SN6 [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]:
- 2020 SN6 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
- It is visible looking in the South-West direction at an altitude of 3° above the horizon.
- Given its current magnitude, 2020 SN6 is visible only through long exposure photography.
- See also 2020 SN6 rise and set times.
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Additional information about Asteroid (NEO) 2020 SN6 available on TheSkyLive:
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 SN6 Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2020 SN6 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.
Also check out Where is Asteroid (NEO) 2020 SN6?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2020 SN6 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 SN6 Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 SN6 from Earth is currently 43,867,681 kilometers, equivalent to 0.293237 Astronomical Units. Light takes 2 minutes and 26.3268 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 SN6 and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 SN6 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) 2020 SN6 to Earth
During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 SN6 to Earth happens on Mon Oct 4 2027 at a distance of 0.009452 Astronomical Units, or 1,413,957 kilometers:
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 SN6 brightness
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 SN6, 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) 2020 SN6 rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 SN6 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) 2020 SN6 Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.87847792 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2020-Nov-30 12:54:38
|Next perihelion transit||2022-Feb-07 11:35
|Argument of perihelion||peri||310.44320074114°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||130.59042549969°|
Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 SN6 Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 SN6 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 SN6 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) 2020 SN6 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 SN6 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid (NEO) 2020 SN6 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2021 May 08||16h 06m 48s||-20° 48’ 29”||27.63||Scorpius|
|2021 May 09||16h 04m 01s||-20° 40’ 58”||27.59||Scorpius|
|2021 May 10||16h 01m 13s||-20° 33’ 10”||27.54||Scorpius|
|2021 May 11||15h 58m 23s||-20° 25’ 08”||27.49||Scorpius|
|2021 May 12||15h 55m 32s||-20° 16’ 53”||27.44||Libra|
|2021 May 13||15h 52m 41s||-20° 08’ 25”||27.39||Libra|
|2021 May 14||15h 49m 49s||-19° 59’ 44”||27.34||Libra|
|2021 May 15||15h 46m 58s||-19° 50’ 56”||27.27||Libra|
|2021 May 16||15h 44m 08s||-19° 41’ 57”||27.20||Libra|
|2021 May 17||15h 41m 18s||-19° 32’ 53”||27.12||Libra|
|2021 May 18||15h 38m 31s||-19° 23’ 44”||26.99||Libra|
|2021 May 19||15h 35m 47s||-19° 14’ 30”||27.15||Libra|
|2021 May 20||15h 33m 03s||-19° 05’ 13”||27.26||Libra|
|2021 May 21||15h 30m 23s||-18° 55’ 58”||27.36||Libra|