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Asteroid (NEO) 2022 GU6

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 GU6 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 GU6 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 GU6 is currently in the constellation of Coma. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 GU6 is 12h 39m 52s and the Declination is +31° 10’ 37” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 GU6 is 19.84 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2022 GU6 [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]:

12h 39m 52s
+31° 10’ 37”
  • 2022 GU6 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the East-North-East direction at an altitude of 16° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2022 GU6 is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 2022 GU6 rise and set times.
  • Go to interactive sky chart

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Asteroid (NEO) 2022 GU6 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2022 GU6 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 GU6 in Coma on May, 28 2022
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2022 GU6 in Coma on May, 28 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 GU6?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2022 GU6 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 GU6 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 GU6 from Earth is currently 10,774,639 kilometers, equivalent to 0.072024 Astronomical Units. Light takes 35.9403 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2022 GU6 and arrive to us.

35.9403 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 GU6 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 GU6 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 GU6 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 GU6 to Earth happens on Sun Jun 12 2022 at a distance of 0.008083 Astronomical Units, or 1,209,256 kilometers:

Sun Jun 12 2022

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 GU6 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 GU6 is 19.84.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 GU6, 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 GU6 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 GU6 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 GU6 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 58.8°
Max altitude: 69.9°
Azimuth: 301.1°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 GU6 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 GU6 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 GU6 at epoch 16 April 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459686.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.56373337
Orbit inclination i 5.71882749°
Perihelion distance q 1.01347533 AU
151,613,751 km
Aphelion distance Q 3.63265276 AU
543,437,119 km
Semi-major axis a 2.32306404 AU
347,525,435 km
Orbital period period 3.5408 years
1,293.2730 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2022-Jun-13 22:15:21
2,459,744.4273 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 177.56384105855°
Longitude of the ascending node node 85.536191787014°
Mean anomaly M 343.8751432746°
Mean motion n 0.27836351°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 GU6 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 GU6 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 GU6 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 GU6
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Asteroid (NEO) 2022 GU6 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 GU6 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 GU6 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2022 May 21 12h 39m 15s +28° 41’ 02” 20.47 Coma
2022 May 22 12h 39m 07s +28° 57’ 03” 20.40 Coma
2022 May 23 12h 39m 02s +29° 13’ 54” 20.33 Coma
2022 May 24 12h 39m 02s +29° 31’ 41” 20.25 Coma
2022 May 25 12h 39m 03s +29° 50’ 40” 20.17 Coma
2022 May 26 12h 39m 10s +30° 11’ 05” 20.09 Coma
2022 May 27 12h 39m 20s +30° 33’ 15” 20.00 Coma
2022 May 28 12h 39m 34s +30° 57’ 33” 19.90 Coma
2022 May 29 12h 39m 56s +31° 24’ 30” 19.79 Canes Venatici
2022 May 30 12h 40m 23s +31° 54’ 45” 19.68 Canes Venatici
2022 May 31 12h 40m 58s +32° 29’ 07” 19.55 Canes Venatici
2022 Jun 01 12h 41m 43s +33° 08’ 43” 19.42 Canes Venatici
2022 Jun 02 12h 42m 39s +33° 55’ 05” 19.27 Canes Venatici
2022 Jun 03 12h 43m 51s +34° 50’ 21” 19.10 Canes Venatici