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Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SK6

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SK6 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 SK6 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SK6 is currently in the constellation of Dorado. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SK6 is 05h 02m 32s and the Declination is -64° 13’ 46” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SK6 is 20.02 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SK6 [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]:

05h 02m 32s
-64° 13’ 46”

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Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SK6 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SK6 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 SK6 in Dorado on September, 27 2022
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SK6 in Dorado 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 SK6?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SK6 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SK6 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SK6 from Earth is currently 1,230,351 kilometers, equivalent to 0.008224 Astronomical Units. Light takes 4.1040 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SK6 and arrive to us.

4.1040 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SK6 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 SK6 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 SK6 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SK6 to Earth happens on Sun Sep 25 2022 at a distance of 0.006994 Astronomical Units, or 1,046,234 kilometers:

Sun Sep 25 2022

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SK6 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SK6 is 20.02.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SK6, 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 SK6 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SK6 rise and set times

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SK6 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SK6 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 SK6 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SK6 at epoch 08 August 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459800.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.20892222
Orbit inclination i 3.91268455°
Perihelion distance q 0.99250533 AU
148,476,684 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.51674306 AU
226,901,533 km
Semi-major axis a 1.25462420 AU
187,689,109 km
Orbital period period 1.4053 years
513.2972 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2022-Oct-16 05:19:22
2,459,868.7218 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 207.4776860088°
Longitude of the ascending node node 176.97230242553°
Mean anomaly M 312.15278441228°
Mean motion n 0.70134804°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SK6 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SK6 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SK6 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 SK6
View Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SK6 in the 3D Solar System Simulator

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SK6 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 SK6 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 SK6 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2022 Sep 20 20h 33m 15s -14° 40’ 14” 20.05 Capricornus
2022 Sep 21 20h 41m 03s -19° 55’ 32” 19.75 Capricornus
2022 Sep 22 20h 52m 35s -26° 59’ 36” 19.43 Capricornus
2022 Sep 23 21h 11m 12s -36° 33’ 15” 19.15 Microscopium
2022 Sep 24 21h 45m 17s -48° 59’ 57” 18.97 Grus
2022 Sep 25 23h 00m 29s -62° 48’ 26” 19.02 Tucana
2022 Sep 26 01h 52m 28s -70° 52’ 59” 19.35 Hydrus
2022 Sep 27 04h 44m 44s -66° 12’ 52” 19.88 Dorado
2022 Sep 28 06h 00m 06s -57° 25’ 54” 20.45 Pictor
2022 Sep 29 06h 34m 18s -49° 50’ 11” 20.98 Puppis
2022 Sep 30 06h 53m 00s -43° 57’ 39” 21.44 Puppis
2022 Oct 01 07h 04m 42s -39° 27’ 47” 21.83 Puppis
2022 Oct 02 07h 12m 41s -35° 58’ 13” 22.16 Puppis
2022 Oct 03 07h 18m 29s -33° 12’ 16” 22.45 Canis Majoris