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Asteroid (NEO) 2022 QB6

Altitude: -31.4°   Azimuth: 282.0°   Direction: West-North-West

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 QB6 is currently in the constellation of Libra. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 QB6 is 14h 38m 21s and the Declination is -17° 20’ 31” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 QB6 is 25.76 (JPL).

14h 38m 21s
-17° 20’ 31”

Today's rise, transit and set times of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 QB6 from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 107.1°
Max altitude: 21.4°
Azimuth: 252.7°
  • 2022 QB6 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2022 QB6 is visible only through long exposure photography.
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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.

Finder chart of 2022 QB6 in Libra on October,02 2023
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2022 QB6 in Libra on October, 02 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Finder chart of 2022 QB6
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2022 QB6 in Libra on October, 02 2023
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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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 159,139,795 kilometers, equivalent to 1.063784 Astronomical Units. Light takes 8 minutes and 50.8332 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2022 QB6 and arrive to us.

8 minutes and 50.8332 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.

Chart of the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 QB6 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 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

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 QB6 Brightness and Light Curve

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.

Chart of the magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 QB6 as a function of time

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 0.65066708
Orbit inclination i 5.72005559°
Perihelion distance q 0.39488263 AU
59,073,601 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.86589846 AU
279,134,437 km
Semi-major axis a 1.13039055 AU
169,104,019 km
Orbital period period 1.2019 years
438.9764 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2022-Jun-29 00:54:02
2,459,759.5375 JD
Next perihelion transit 2023-Sep-11 00:20
2,460,198.5140 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 243.56398970764°
Longitude of the ascending node node 324.19978430285°
Mean anomaly M 47.5344160228°
Mean motion n 0.82008959°/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
2023 Sep 25 13h 37m 18s -12° 19’ 20” 25.31 Virgo
2023 Sep 26 13h 44m 57s -13° 01’ 38” 25.38 Virgo
2023 Sep 27 13h 52m 36s -13° 42’ 47” 25.44 Virgo
2023 Sep 28 14h 00m 16s -14° 22’ 45” 25.50 Virgo
2023 Sep 29 14h 07m 59s -15° 01’ 28” 25.56 Virgo
2023 Sep 30 14h 15m 42s -15° 38’ 57” 25.62 Virgo
2023 Oct 01 14h 23m 29s -16° 15’ 07” 25.67 Libra
2023 Oct 02 14h 31m 15s -16° 49’ 58” 25.71 Libra
2023 Oct 03 14h 39m 05s -17° 23’ 26” 25.76 Libra
2023 Oct 04 14h 46m 54s -17° 55’ 32” 25.80 Libra
2023 Oct 05 14h 54m 46s -18° 26’ 11” 25.84 Libra
2023 Oct 06 15h 02m 36s -18° 55’ 23” 25.88 Libra
2023 Oct 07 15h 10m 30s -19° 23’ 04” 25.92 Libra
2023 Oct 08 15h 18m 21s -19° 49’ 17” 25.95 Libra