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Asteroid (NEO) 2022 QB6

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 QB6 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 QB6 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 QB6 is currently in the constellation of Aquarius. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 QB6 is 21h 29m 35s and the Declination is -06° 22’ 38” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 QB6 is 24.54 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2022 QB6 [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]:

21h 29m 35s
-06° 22’ 38”
Aquarius
24.54

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Asteroid (NEO) 2022 QB6 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2022 QB6 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 QB6 in Aquarius on September, 27 2022
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2022 QB6 in Aquarius on September, 27 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 QB6?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2022 QB6 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 QB6 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 QB6 from Earth is currently 67,409,450 kilometers, equivalent to 0.450604 Astronomical Units. Light takes 3 minutes and 44.8537 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2022 QB6 and arrive to us.

67,409,450
0.450604
3 minutes and 44.8537 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 QB6 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 QB6 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 QB6 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 QB6 to Earth happens on Wed Aug 23 2028 at a distance of 0.011882 Astronomical Units, or 1,777,483 kilometers:

Wed Aug 23 2028
1,777,483
0.011882

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 QB6 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 QB6 is 24.54.

24.54

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 QB6, 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 QB6 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 QB6 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 QB6 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 96.4°
Max altitude: 32.1°
Azimuth: 263.6°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 QB6 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 QB6 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 QB6 at epoch 25 August 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459817.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.65073863
Orbit inclination i 5.72080569°
Perihelion distance q 0.39483320 AU
59,066,206 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.86612798 AU
279,168,772 km
Semi-major axis a 1.13048059 AU
169,117,489 km
Orbital period period 1.2020 years
439.0289 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2022-Jun-29 01:00:14
2,459,759.5418 JD
Next perihelion transit 2023-Sep-11 01:41
2,460,198.5707 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 243.56272516751°
Longitude of the ascending node node 324.19997075796°
Mean anomaly M 47.525213793107°
Mean motion n 0.81999161°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 QB6 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 QB6 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 QB6 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 QB6
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Asteroid (NEO) 2022 QB6 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 QB6 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 QB6 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2022 Sep 20 21h 30m 24s -05° 34’ 18” 23.81 Aquarius
2022 Sep 21 21h 30m 05s -05° 42’ 51” 23.92 Aquarius
2022 Sep 22 21h 29m 48s -05° 50’ 44” 24.03 Aquarius
2022 Sep 23 21h 29m 38s -05° 57’ 57” 24.13 Aquarius
2022 Sep 24 21h 29m 31s -06° 04’ 36” 24.23 Aquarius
2022 Sep 25 21h 29m 29s -06° 10’ 41” 24.33 Aquarius
2022 Sep 26 21h 29m 30s -06° 16’ 15” 24.42 Aquarius
2022 Sep 27 21h 29m 34s -06° 21’ 21” 24.52 Aquarius
2022 Sep 28 21h 29m 42s -06° 26’ 00” 24.61 Aquarius
2022 Sep 29 21h 29m 53s -06° 30’ 14” 24.69 Aquarius
2022 Sep 30 21h 30m 06s -06° 34’ 02” 24.78 Aquarius
2022 Oct 01 21h 30m 23s -06° 37’ 28” 24.86 Aquarius
2022 Oct 02 21h 30m 42s -06° 40’ 33” 24.95 Aquarius
2022 Oct 03 21h 31m 04s -06° 43’ 18” 25.02 Aquarius