2006 JY26 is a very small asteroid whose orbit crosses the orbit of Earth. NASA JPL has classified 2006 JY26 as a "Near Earth Asteroid" due to its orbit's proximity to Earth, but it is not considered potentially hazardous because computer simulations have not indicated any imminent likelihood of future collision.
2006 JY26 orbits the sun every 371 days (1.02 years), coming as close as 0.93 AU and reaching as far as 1.09 AU from the sun. Based on its brightness and the way it reflects light, 2006 JY26 is probably between 0.006 to 0.012 kilometers in diameter, making it a small to average asteroid, very roughly comparable in size to a school bus or smaller.
2006 JY26's orbit is 0.00 AU from Earth's orbit at its closest point. This means that its orbit is very close to Earth's orbit.
2006 JY26 has 4 close approaches predicted in the coming decades:
|Date||Distance from Earth (km)||Velocity (km/s)|
|April 26, 2071||29,051,042||8.690|
|April 29, 2072||15,818,450||6.065|
|May 2, 2073||3,714,054||3.745|
|May 4, 2074||1,456,488||2.789|
2006 JY26's orbit is determined by observations dating back to May 6, 2006. It was last officially observed on May 10, 2006. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 77 observations used to determine its orbit.
The position of 2006 JY26 is indicated by a ◯ pink circle. Note that the object may not be in your current field of view. Use the controls below to adjust position, location, and time.