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Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AO6

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AO6 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 AO6 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AO6 is currently in the constellation of Antlia. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AO6 is 10h 10m 25s and the Declination is -40° 33’ 41” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AO6 is 20.01 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AO6 [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]:

10h 10m 25s
-40° 33’ 41”

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Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AO6 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AO6 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 AO6 in Antlia on January, 19 2022
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AO6 in Antlia on January, 19 2022
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) 2022 AO6?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AO6 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AO6 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AO6 from Earth is currently 4,334,857 kilometers, equivalent to 0.028977 Astronomical Units. Light takes 14.4595 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AO6 and arrive to us.

14.4595 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AO6 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 AO6 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 AO6 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AO6 to Earth happens on Wed Jan 12 2022 at a distance of 0.002925 Astronomical Units, or 437,622 kilometers:

Wed Jan 12 2022

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AO6 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AO6 is 20.01.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AO6, 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 AO6 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AO6 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 AO6 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 AO6 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 AO6 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AO6 at epoch 20 January 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.34728024
Orbit inclination i 9.14307264°
Perihelion distance q 0.98147602 AU
146,826,723 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.02586674 AU
303,065,351 km
Semi-major axis a 1.50367138 AU
224,946,037 km
Orbital period period 1.8439 years
673.4848 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2022-Jan-03 14:59:12
2,459,583.1244 JD
Next perihelion transit 2023-Nov-08 02:37
2,460,256.6093 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 168.69509349209°
Longitude of the ascending node node 292.83701096876°
Mean anomaly M 9.2878090500236°
Mean motion n 0.53453319°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AO6 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AO6 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AO6 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 AO6
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Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AO6 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AO6 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 AO6 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2022 Jan 12 00h 44m 30s +82° 49’ 53” 16.12 Cepheus
2022 Jan 13 09h 40m 54s +33° 37’ 32” 14.03 Leo Minor
2022 Jan 14 09h 58m 40s -13° 47’ 27” 15.88 Hydra
2022 Jan 15 10h 04m 04s -27° 37’ 50” 17.30 Antlia
2022 Jan 16 10h 06m 41s -33° 21’ 33” 18.19 Antlia
2022 Jan 17 10h 08m 12s -36° 25’ 24” 18.82 Antlia
2022 Jan 18 10h 09m 10s -38° 18’ 56” 19.31 Antlia
2022 Jan 19 10h 09m 48s -39° 35’ 29” 19.70 Antlia
2022 Jan 20 10h 10m 14s -40° 30’ 12” 20.02 Vela
2022 Jan 21 10h 10m 32s -41° 10’ 56” 20.30 Vela
2022 Jan 22 10h 10m 44s -41° 42’ 06” 20.54 Vela
2022 Jan 23 10h 10m 50s -42° 06’ 20” 20.76 Vela
2022 Jan 24 10h 10m 53s -42° 25’ 27” 20.95 Vela
2022 Jan 25 10h 10m 50s -42° 40’ 32” 21.12 Vela