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Asteroid (NEO) 2022 EA6

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 EA6 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 EA6 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 EA6 is currently in the constellation of Ophiucus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 EA6 is 17h 04m 04s and the Declination is -22° 42’ 44” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 EA6 is 29.53 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2022 EA6 [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]:

17h 04m 04s
-22° 42’ 44”
  • 2022 EA6 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the South-South-East direction at an altitude of 14° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2022 EA6 is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 2022 EA6 rise and set times.
  • Go to interactive sky chart

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Asteroid (NEO) 2022 EA6 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2022 EA6 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 EA6 in Ophiucus on September, 24 2022
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2022 EA6 in Ophiucus on September, 24 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 EA6?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2022 EA6 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 EA6 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 EA6 from Earth is currently 153,897,326 kilometers, equivalent to 1.028740 Astronomical Units. Light takes 8 minutes and 33.3462 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2022 EA6 and arrive to us.

8 minutes and 33.3462 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 EA6 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 EA6 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 EA6 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 EA6 to Earth happens on Tue Mar 5 2030 at a distance of 0.009619 Astronomical Units, or 1,439,035 kilometers:

Tue Mar 5 2030

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 EA6 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 EA6 is 29.53.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 EA6, 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 EA6 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 EA6 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 EA6 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 112.7°
Max altitude: 15.8°
Azimuth: 247.3°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 EA6 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 EA6 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 EA6 at epoch 20 January 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.18134273
Orbit inclination i 1.14059538°
Perihelion distance q 0.89058569 AU
133,229,723 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.28513723 AU
192,253,793 km
Semi-major axis a 1.08786146 AU
162,741,758 km
Orbital period period 1.1347 years
414.4373 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2022-Jan-05 13:40:12
2,459,585.0696 JD
Next perihelion transit 2023-Feb-24 00:09
2,459,999.5069 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 315.98047527713°
Longitude of the ascending node node 138.63288213663°
Mean anomaly M 13.403586943299°
Mean motion n 0.86864773°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 EA6 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 EA6 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 EA6 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 EA6
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Asteroid (NEO) 2022 EA6 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 EA6 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 EA6 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2022 Sep 17 16h 42m 16s -22° 01’ 11” 29.48 Ophiucus
2022 Sep 18 16h 45m 05s -22° 07’ 12” 29.49 Ophiucus
2022 Sep 19 16h 47m 54s -22° 13’ 01” 29.49 Ophiucus
2022 Sep 20 16h 50m 44s -22° 18’ 42” 29.50 Ophiucus
2022 Sep 21 16h 53m 35s -22° 24’ 10” 29.51 Ophiucus
2022 Sep 22 16h 56m 26s -22° 29’ 27” 29.51 Ophiucus
2022 Sep 23 16h 59m 18s -22° 34’ 33” 29.52 Ophiucus
2022 Sep 24 17h 02m 11s -22° 39’ 29” 29.53 Ophiucus
2022 Sep 25 17h 05m 04s -22° 44’ 12” 29.53 Ophiucus
2022 Sep 26 17h 07m 59s -22° 48’ 46” 29.54 Ophiucus
2022 Sep 27 17h 10m 54s -22° 53’ 06” 29.54 Ophiucus
2022 Sep 28 17h 13m 49s -22° 57’ 15” 29.55 Ophiucus
2022 Sep 29 17h 16m 45s -23° 01’ 11” 29.56 Ophiucus
2022 Sep 30 17h 19m 41s -23° 04’ 56” 29.56 Ophiucus