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Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AY6

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AY6 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 AY6 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AY6 is currently in the constellation of Capricornus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AY6 is 20h 24m 08s and the Declination is -14° 01’ 36” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AY6 is 38.56 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AY6 [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]:

20h 24m 08s
-14° 01’ 36”

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Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AY6 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AY6 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 AY6 in Capricornus on January, 19 2022
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AY6 in Capricornus 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 AY6?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AY6 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AY6 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AY6 from Earth is currently 4,047,447 kilometers, equivalent to 0.027056 Astronomical Units. Light takes 13.5008 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AY6 and arrive to us.

13.5008 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AY6 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 AY6 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 AY6 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AY6 to Earth happens on Mon Jan 17 2022 at a distance of 0.003274 Astronomical Units, or 489,790 kilometers:

Mon Jan 17 2022

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AY6 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AY6 is 38.56.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AY6, 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 AY6 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AY6 rise and set times

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

Today's Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AY6 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 105.6°
Max altitude: 21.2°
Azimuth: 252.7°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AY6 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 AY6 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AY6 at epoch 13 January 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459593.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.74352907
Orbit inclination i 0.81120540°
Perihelion distance q 0.53883266 AU
80,608,219 km
Aphelion distance Q 3.66306789 AU
547,987,158 km
Semi-major axis a 2.10095028 AU
314,297,689 km
Orbital period period 3.0453 years
1,112.3004 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2022-Mar-03 22:22:55
2,459,642.4326 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 101.84236937767°
Longitude of the ascending node node 108.95895494585°
Mean anomaly M 344.16279372136°
Mean motion n 0.32365358°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AY6 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AY6 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AY6 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 AY6
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Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AY6 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 AY6 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 AY6 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2022 Jan 12 07h 59m 49s +21° 11’ 42” 21.31 Gemini
2022 Jan 13 07h 58m 31s +21° 34’ 18” 20.82 Gemini
2022 Jan 14 07h 56m 30s +22° 08’ 24” 20.23 Gemini
2022 Jan 15 07h 53m 03s +23° 05’ 34” 19.50 Gemini
2022 Jan 16 07h 45m 53s +25° 00’ 50” 18.66 Gemini
2022 Jan 17 07h 22m 09s +30° 48’ 33” 17.45 Gemini
2022 Jan 18 23h 13m 13s +35° 37’ 41” 17.91 Andromeda
2022 Jan 19 20h 38m 26s -09° 18’ 52” 31.00 Capricornus
2022 Jan 20 20h 23m 25s -14° 09’ 29” 39.00 Capricornus
2022 Jan 21 20h 17m 50s -15° 53’ 17” 47.00 Capricornus
2022 Jan 22 20h 14m 57s -16° 46’ 27” 54.00 Capricornus
2022 Jan 23 20h 13m 13s -17° 18’ 48” 57.00 Capricornus
2022 Jan 24 20h 12m 02s -17° 40’ 35” 53.00 Capricornus
2022 Jan 25 20h 11m 12s -17° 56’ 16” 48.00 Capricornus