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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 5:57  ☀️ Transit: 12:05  🌅 Sunset: 18:14

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 CO6

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 CO6 is currently in the constellation of Cetus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 CO6 is 00h 46m 11s and the Declination is +00° 35’ 01” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 CO6 is 27.29 (JPL).

00h 46m 11s
+00° 35’ 01”

Today's rise, transit and set times of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 CO6 from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 89.6°
Max altitude: 39.0°
Azimuth: 270.6°
  • 2022 CO6 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • Right now it is placed in the West direction at an altitude of 8° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2022 CO6 is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2022 CO6 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2022 CO6 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 CO6 in Cetus on March, 23 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2022 CO6 in Cetus on March, 23 2023
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 CO6?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2022 CO6 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 CO6 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 CO6 from Earth is currently 254,941,003 kilometers, equivalent to 1.704175 Astronomical Units. Light takes 14 minutes and 10.3916 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2022 CO6 and arrive to us.

14 minutes and 10.3916 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 CO6 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) 2022 CO6 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) 2022 CO6 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 CO6 to Earth happens on Tue Feb 15 2033 at a distance of 0.008173 Astronomical Units, or 1,222,718 kilometers:

Tue Feb 15 2033

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 CO6 Brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 CO6 is 27.29.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 CO6, 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) 2022 CO6 as a function of time

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 CO6 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 CO6 at epoch 24 February 2023 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.30111415
Orbit inclination i 11.20210207°
Perihelion distance q 0.56828908 AU
85,014,837 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.05798245 AU
158,271,921 km
Semi-major axis a 0.81313576 AU
121,643,379 km
Orbital period period 0.7333 years
267.8200 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2023-Feb-10 06:44:19
2,459,985.7808 JD
Next perihelion transit 2023-Nov-05 02:25
2,460,253.6008 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 146.99590949738°
Longitude of the ascending node node 146.15052729588°
Mean anomaly M 19.785376809821°
Mean motion n 1.34418634°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 CO6 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 CO6 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 CO6 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 CO6
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Asteroid (NEO) 2022 CO6 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 CO6 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 CO6 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2023 Mar 16 00h 07m 50s -02° 37’ 45” 27.00 Pisces
2023 Mar 17 00h 12m 56s -02° 12’ 34” 27.04 Pisces
2023 Mar 18 00h 17m 57s -01° 47’ 26” 27.08 Pisces
2023 Mar 19 00h 22m 58s -01° 22’ 23” 27.12 Pisces
2023 Mar 20 00h 27m 56s -00° 57’ 25” 27.16 Cetus
2023 Mar 21 00h 32m 52s -00° 32’ 34” 27.20 Cetus
2023 Mar 22 00h 37m 45s -00° 07’ 48” 27.23 Cetus
2023 Mar 23 00h 42m 36s +00° 16’ 50” 27.27 Cetus
2023 Mar 24 00h 47m 26s +00° 41’ 21” 27.30 Cetus
2023 Mar 25 00h 52m 13s +01° 05’ 43” 27.34 Cetus
2023 Mar 26 00h 56m 57s +01° 29’ 57” 27.37 Cetus
2023 Mar 27 01h 01m 41s +01° 53’ 59” 27.40 Cetus
2023 Mar 28 01h 06m 23s +02° 17’ 53” 27.43 Cetus
2023 Mar 29 01h 11m 02s +02° 41’ 35” 27.46 Pisces