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 Capricornus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 SN6 is 21h 11m 33s and the Declination is -16° 14’ 21” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 SN6 is 30.89 (JPL).
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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.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 SN6 Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 SN6 from Earth is currently 148,194,746 kilometers, equivalent to 0.990621 Astronomical Units. Light takes 8 minutes and 14.3245 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 0.012202 Astronomical Units, or 1,825,448 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||0.87257852 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2022-Feb-01 15:37:49
|Argument of perihelion||peri||347.39946606743°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||96.089293785733°|
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 Dec 01||20h 46m 54s||-17° 57’ 24”||30.93||Capricornus|
|2021 Dec 02||20h 50m 21s||-17° 43’ 46”||30.93||Capricornus|
|2021 Dec 03||20h 53m 48s||-17° 29’ 50”||30.92||Capricornus|
|2021 Dec 04||20h 57m 16s||-17° 15’ 38”||30.91||Capricornus|
|2021 Dec 05||21h 00m 44s||-17° 01’ 09”||30.91||Capricornus|
|2021 Dec 06||21h 04m 13s||-16° 46’ 22”||30.90||Capricornus|
|2021 Dec 07||21h 07m 41s||-16° 31’ 17”||30.89||Capricornus|
|2021 Dec 08||21h 11m 11s||-16° 15’ 56”||30.89||Capricornus|
|2021 Dec 09||21h 14m 39s||-16° 00’ 17”||30.88||Capricornus|
|2021 Dec 10||21h 18m 10s||-15° 44’ 22”||30.87||Capricornus|
|2021 Dec 11||21h 21m 39s||-15° 28’ 10”||30.86||Capricornus|
|2021 Dec 12||21h 25m 10s||-15° 11’ 42”||30.86||Capricornus|
|2021 Dec 13||21h 28m 41s||-14° 54’ 56”||30.85||Capricornus|
|2021 Dec 14||21h 32m 12s||-14° 37’ 54”||30.84||Capricornus|