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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:01  ☀️ Transit: 12:06  🌅 Sunset: 18:11

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 UP6

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 UP6 is currently in the constellation of Auriga. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 UP6 is 05h 27m 33s and the Declination is +35° 02’ 40” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 UP6 is 31.14 (JPL).

05h 27m 33s
+35° 02’ 40”

Today's rise, transit and set times of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 UP6 from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 54.9°
Max altitude: 73.6°
Azimuth: 305.1°
  • 2022 UP6 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • Right now it is placed in the South-South-West direction at an altitude of 73° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2022 UP6 is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2022 UP6 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2022 UP6 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 UP6 in Auriga on March, 21 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2022 UP6 in Auriga on March, 21 2023
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 UP6?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2022 UP6 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 UP6 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 UP6 from Earth is currently 189,846,983 kilometers, equivalent to 1.269049 Astronomical Units. Light takes 10 minutes and 33.2614 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2022 UP6 and arrive to us.

10 minutes and 33.2614 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 UP6 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 UP6 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 UP6 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 UP6 to Earth happens on Thu Oct 15 2026 at a distance of 0.006718 Astronomical Units, or 1,004,947 kilometers:

Thu Oct 15 2026

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 UP6 Brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 UP6 is 31.14.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 UP6, 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 UP6 as a function of time

Asteroid (NEO) 2022 UP6 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 UP6 at epoch 19 October 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459872.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.26871658
Orbit inclination i 10.12167019°
Perihelion distance q 0.88573304 AU
132,503,778 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.53667398 AU
229,883,156 km
Semi-major axis a 1.21120351 AU
181,193,467 km
Orbital period period 1.3330 years
486.8824 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2022-Aug-27 15:17:49
2,459,819.1374 JD
Next perihelion transit 2023-Dec-27 12:28
2,460,306.0198 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 298.72127144924°
Longitude of the ascending node node 22.490598513821°
Mean anomaly M 39.456225711728°
Mean motion n 0.73939821°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 UP6 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 UP6 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 UP6 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 UP6
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Asteroid (NEO) 2022 UP6 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2022 UP6 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 UP6 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2023 Mar 14 05h 07m 14s +35° 33’ 57” 31.01 Auriga
2023 Mar 15 05h 09m 51s +35° 30’ 14” 31.03 Auriga
2023 Mar 16 05h 12m 28s +35° 26’ 25” 31.05 Auriga
2023 Mar 17 05h 15m 05s +35° 22’ 30” 31.06 Auriga
2023 Mar 18 05h 17m 43s +35° 18’ 29” 31.08 Auriga
2023 Mar 19 05h 20m 20s +35° 14’ 25” 31.10 Auriga
2023 Mar 20 05h 22m 58s +35° 10’ 14” 31.12 Auriga
2023 Mar 21 05h 25m 35s +35° 05’ 57” 31.13 Auriga
2023 Mar 22 05h 28m 13s +35° 01’ 36” 31.15 Auriga
2023 Mar 23 05h 30m 51s +34° 57’ 07” 31.17 Auriga
2023 Mar 24 05h 33m 29s +34° 52’ 33” 31.18 Auriga
2023 Mar 25 05h 36m 06s +34° 47’ 53” 31.20 Auriga
2023 Mar 26 05h 38m 44s +34° 43’ 09” 31.21 Auriga
2023 Mar 27 05h 41m 21s +34° 38’ 17” 31.23 Auriga