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Asteroid 6 Hebe

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Asteroid 6 Hebe Position

Asteroid 6 Hebe is currently in the constellation of Virgo. The current Right Ascension is 13h 45m 05s and the Declination is +05° 30’ 30”.

13h 45m 05s
+05° 30’ 30”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid 6 Hebe is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see full screen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid 6 Hebe in Virgo on February, 25 2020
Field of view: 60x30 degrees
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Higher precision deep sky finder chart showing where Asteroid 6 Hebe is right now (view fullscreen)

6 Hebe
RA: 13h 45m 05s
Dec: +05° 30’ 30”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 6 Hebe
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Also check out Where is Asteroid 6 Hebe?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid 6 Hebe in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid 6 Hebe Distance

The distance of Asteroid 6 Hebe from Earth is currently 322,026,444 kilometers, equivalent to 2.152614 Astronomical Units. Light takes 17 minutes and 54.1646 seconds to travel from Asteroid 6 Hebe and arrive to us.

17 minutes and 54.1646 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 6 Hebe 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 6 Hebe 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. The value of the distance of 6 Hebe from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Asteroid 6 Hebe to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid 6 Hebe to Earth happens on Wed Sep 21 2044 at a distance of 0.97414707 Astronomical Units, or 145,730,328 kilometers:

Wed Sep 21 2044

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

Asteroid 6 Hebe brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid 6 Hebe is 10.51.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 6 Hebe, 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 6 Hebe between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid 6 Hebe 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 6 Hebe rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 84.4°
Max altitude: 44.0°
Azimuth: 275.5°
Asteroid 6 Hebe is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid 6 Hebe 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 6 Hebe Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 6 Hebe at epoch 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.20321883
Orbit inclination i 14.73965293°
Perihelion distance q 1.93182199 AU
288,996,457 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.91724336 AU
436,413,396 km
Semi-major axis a 2.42453268 AU
362,704,927 km
Orbital period period 3.7800 years
1,378.9245 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2022-Mar-10 12:42:09
2,459,649.0293 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 239.7362707085°
Longitude of the ascending node node 138.6434337513°
Mean anomaly M 190.68649639902°
Mean motion n 0.26107303°/day

Visualization of Asteroid 6 Hebe Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 6 Hebe with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 6 Hebe 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!

Asteroid 6 Hebe Physical Data

The following shows the known values of the most important physical parameters of Asteroid 6 Hebe. Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Physical Parameter Value Relative to Earth
Diameter 185.18 km 0.0145
Sideral Rotation 7.2745 hours 0.3039
Absolute Magnitude 5.71
Geometric Albedo 0.2679

Asteroid 6 Hebe 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 6 Hebe computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 6 Hebe in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Feb 18 13h 45m 33s +04° 33’ 46” 10.64 Virgo
2020 Feb 19 13h 45m 34s +04° 41’ 03” 10.62 Virgo
2020 Feb 20 13h 45m 33s +04° 48’ 29” 10.60 Virgo
2020 Feb 21 13h 45m 32s +04° 56’ 04” 10.59 Virgo
2020 Feb 22 13h 45m 29s +05° 03’ 47” 10.57 Virgo
2020 Feb 23 13h 45m 24s +05° 11’ 39” 10.55 Virgo
2020 Feb 24 13h 45m 16s +05° 19’ 36” 10.54 Virgo
2020 Feb 25 13h 45m 08s +05° 27’ 42” 10.52 Virgo
2020 Feb 26 13h 45m 00s +05° 35’ 56” 10.50 Virgo
2020 Feb 27 13h 44m 48s +05° 44’ 16” 10.49 Virgo
2020 Feb 28 13h 44m 35s +05° 52’ 42” 10.47 Virgo
2020 Feb 29 13h 44m 22s +06° 01’ 17” 10.45 Virgo
2020 Mar 01 13h 44m 07s +06° 09’ 56” 10.44 Virgo
2020 Mar 02 13h 43m 50s +06° 18’ 41” 10.42 Virgo