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Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AE6

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AE6 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) 2022 AE6 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AE6 is currently in the constellation of Canis Majoris. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AE6 is 08h 15m 53s and the Declination is -43° 14’ 49” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AE6 is 18.40 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AE6 [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]:

08h 15m 53s
-43° 14’ 49”
Canis Majoris

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Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AE6 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AE6 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) 2022 AE6 in Canis Majoris on January, 19 2022
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AE6 in Canis Majoris on January, 19 2022
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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 = 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) 2022 AE6?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AE6 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AE6 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AE6 from Earth is currently 2,018,254 kilometers, equivalent to 0.013491 Astronomical Units. Light takes 6.7322 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AE6 and arrive to us.

6.7322 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AE6 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) 2022 AE6 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) 2022 AE6 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AE6 to Earth happens on Thu Jan 20 2022 at a distance of 0.012084 Astronomical Units, or 1,807,812 kilometers:

Thu Jan 20 2022

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AE6 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AE6 is 18.40.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AE6, 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) 2022 AE6 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AE6 rise and set times

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AE6 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AE6 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) 2022 AE6 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AE6 at epoch 10 January 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459590.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.63344002
Orbit inclination i 5.03847770°
Perihelion distance q 0.94653771 AU
141,600,027 km
Aphelion distance Q 4.21789798 AU
630,988,558 km
Semi-major axis a 2.58221785 AU
386,294,292 km
Orbital period period 4.1495 years
1,515.6110 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2022-Feb-09 16:44:34
2,459,620.1976 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 19.776915996233°
Longitude of the ascending node node 127.43144267639°
Mean anomaly M 352.94598504149°
Mean motion n 0.23752797°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AE6 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AE6 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AE6 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) 2022 AE6
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Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AE6 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AE6 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AE6 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2022 Jan 12 05h 35m 38s -05° 23’ 15” 20.84 Orion
2022 Jan 13 05h 39m 06s -06° 39’ 08” 20.62 Orion
2022 Jan 14 05h 43m 36s -08° 14’ 21” 20.36 Orion
2022 Jan 15 05h 49m 41s -10° 17’ 31” 20.08 Orion
2022 Jan 16 05h 58m 08s -13° 03’ 00” 19.75 Lepus
2022 Jan 17 06h 10m 35s -16° 55’ 24” 19.39 Lepus
2022 Jan 18 06h 30m 28s -22° 38’ 30” 18.98 Canis Majoris
2022 Jan 19 07h 06m 10s -31° 24’ 02” 18.59 Canis Majoris
2022 Jan 20 08h 21m 11s -43° 54’ 19” 18.39 Vela
2022 Jan 21 10h 59m 31s -53° 12’ 57” 18.75 Vela
2022 Jan 22 13h 42m 30s -47° 17’ 30” 19.74 Centaurus
2022 Jan 23 15h 01m 15s -37° 00’ 21” 20.81 Centaurus
2022 Jan 24 15h 38m 30s -29° 27’ 21” 21.65 Libra
2022 Jan 25 15h 59m 12s -24° 23’ 34” 22.28 Scorpius