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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:44  
clear_day Transit: 12:51  
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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 SN6

Altitude: 11.0°   Azimuth: 127.3°   Direction: South-East

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 SN6 is currently in the constellation of Virgo. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 SN6 is 14h 06m 11s and the Declination is -12° 46’ 12” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 SN6 is 32.13 (JPL).

14h 06m 11s
-12° 46’ 12”

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

Azimuth: 102.8°
Max altitude: 25.7°
Azimuth: 257.1°
  • 2020 SN6 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
  • Right now it is placed in the South-East direction at an altitude of 11° above the horizon.
  • 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.

Finder chart of 2020 SN6 in Virgo on September,22 2023
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 SN6 in Virgo on September, 22 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Finder chart of 2020 SN6
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 SN6 in Virgo on September, 22 2023
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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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 299,955,547 kilometers, equivalent to 2.005079 Astronomical Units. Light takes 16 minutes and 40.5440 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 SN6 and arrive to us.

16 minutes and 40.5440 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 and Light Curve

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 Sep 15 13h 44m 08s -10° 45’ 38” 32.11 Virgo
2023 Sep 16 13h 47m 06s -11° 02’ 17” 32.11 Virgo
2023 Sep 17 13h 50m 03s -11° 18’ 48” 32.11 Virgo
2023 Sep 18 13h 53m 02s -11° 35’ 12” 32.11 Virgo
2023 Sep 19 13h 55m 59s -11° 51’ 26” 32.12 Virgo
2023 Sep 20 13h 58m 58s -12° 07’ 32” 32.12 Virgo
2023 Sep 21 14h 01m 55s -12° 23’ 30” 32.12 Virgo
2023 Sep 22 14h 04m 54s -12° 39’ 17” 32.13 Virgo
2023 Sep 23 14h 07m 51s -12° 54’ 56” 32.13 Virgo
2023 Sep 24 14h 10m 50s -13° 10’ 27” 32.13 Virgo
2023 Sep 25 14h 13m 49s -13° 25’ 49” 32.13 Virgo
2023 Sep 26 14h 16m 47s -13° 41’ 00” 32.13 Virgo
2023 Sep 27 14h 19m 45s -13° 56’ 03” 32.14 Virgo
2023 Sep 28 14h 22m 45s -14° 10’ 56” 32.14 Libra