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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:43  ☀️ Transit: 13:03  🌅 Sunset: 19:24

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 SN6

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 SN6 is currently in the constellation of Aries. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 SN6 is 02h 27m 14s and the Declination is +14° 33’ 14” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 SN6 is 30.99 (JPL).

02h 27m 14s
+14° 33’ 14”

Today's rise, transit and set times of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 SN6 from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 75.4°
Max altitude: 53.2°
Azimuth: 284.8°
  • 2020 SN6 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • Given its current magnitude, 2020 SN6 is visible only through long exposure photography.
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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.

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 SN6 in Aries on March, 29 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 SN6 in Aries on March, 29 2023
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) 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 232,635,337 kilometers, equivalent to 1.555071 Astronomical Units. Light takes 12 minutes and 55.9880 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 SN6 and arrive to us.

12 minutes and 55.9880 seconds

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.

Chart of the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 SN6 from Earth in Astronomical Units (au)

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 0.012202 Astronomical Units, or 1,825,448 kilometers:

Mon Oct 4 2027

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 SN6 Brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 SN6 is 30.99.


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.

Chart of the magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 SN6 as a function of time

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 SN6 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 SN6 at epoch 08 August 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459800.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.21293233
Orbit inclination i 0.02999128°
Perihelion distance q 0.87251575 AU
130,526,498 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.34461444 AU
201,151,458 km
Semi-major axis a 1.10856510 AU
165,838,978 km
Orbital period period 1.1672 years
426.3244 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2022-Feb-01 15:43:45
2,459,612.1554 JD
Next perihelion transit 2023-Apr-03 23:30
2,460,038.4798 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 347.2750095984°
Longitude of the ascending node node 96.211534935494°
Mean anomaly M 159.04333384634°
Mean motion n 0.84442732°/day

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!

Orbit Diagram of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 SN6
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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.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2023 Mar 22 01h 56m 23s +11° 53’ 53” 31.00 Aries
2023 Mar 23 02h 00m 39s +12° 16’ 58” 30.99 Aries
2023 Mar 24 02h 04m 58s +12° 39’ 51” 30.99 Aries
2023 Mar 25 02h 09m 15s +13° 02’ 31” 30.99 Aries
2023 Mar 26 02h 13m 36s +13° 25’ 00” 30.99 Aries
2023 Mar 27 02h 17m 57s +13° 47’ 12” 30.99 Aries
2023 Mar 28 02h 22m 19s +14° 09’ 10” 30.99 Aries
2023 Mar 29 02h 26m 44s +14° 30’ 51” 30.99 Aries
2023 Mar 30 02h 31m 09s +14° 52’ 18” 30.99 Aries
2023 Mar 31 02h 35m 35s +15° 13’ 27” 30.99 Aries
2023 Apr 01 02h 40m 04s +15° 34’ 18” 30.99 Aries
2023 Apr 02 02h 44m 33s +15° 54’ 50” 30.99 Aries
2023 Apr 03 02h 49m 02s +16° 15’ 02” 30.99 Aries
2023 Apr 04 02h 53m 34s +16° 34’ 55” 30.99 Aries