Asteroid (NEO) 2017 SA20
Asteroid (NEO) 2017 SA20 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) 2017 SA20 Impact Earth?.
Asteroid (NEO) 2017 SA20 is currently in the constellation of Taurus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 SA20 is 03h 36m 11s and the Declination is +19° 21’ 49” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 SA20 is 30.43 (JPL).
Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2017 SA20 [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]:
- 2017 SA20 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
- It is visible looking in the West direction at an altitude of 26° above the horizon.
- Given its current magnitude, 2017 SA20 is visible only through long exposure photography.
- See also 2017 SA20 rise and set times.
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Additional information about Asteroid (NEO) 2017 SA20 available on TheSkyLive:
Asteroid (NEO) 2017 SA20 Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2017 SA20 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.
Also check out Where is Asteroid (NEO) 2017 SA20?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2017 SA20 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.
Asteroid (NEO) 2017 SA20 Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 SA20 from Earth is currently 333,224,069 kilometers, equivalent to 2.227465 Astronomical Units. Light takes 18 minutes and 31.5159 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2017 SA20 and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 SA20 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.
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) 2017 SA20 to Earth
During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 SA20 to Earth happens on Fri Apr 19 2024 at a distance of 0.009788 Astronomical Units, or 1,464,211 kilometers:
Asteroid (NEO) 2017 SA20 brightness
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 SA20, 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.
Asteroid (NEO) 2017 SA20 rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 SA20 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) 2017 SA20 Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.88892247 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2019-Nov-09 14:53:20
|Next perihelion transit||2021-Jan-04 00:44
|Argument of perihelion||peri||248.95093707436°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||34.986706577716°|
Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 SA20 Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 SA20 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 SA20 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 (NEO) 2017 SA20 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 SA20 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid (NEO) 2017 SA20 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2021 May 10||03h 10m 26s||+17° 46’ 28”||30.43||Aries|
|2021 May 11||03h 13m 46s||+17° 59’ 43”||30.42||Aries|
|2021 May 12||03h 17m 08s||+18° 12’ 42”||30.41||Aries|
|2021 May 13||03h 20m 29s||+18° 25’ 26”||30.40||Aries|
|2021 May 14||03h 23m 49s||+18° 37’ 54”||30.39||Aries|
|2021 May 15||03h 27m 10s||+18° 50’ 08”||30.37||Taurus|
|2021 May 16||03h 30m 30s||+19° 02’ 08”||30.38||Taurus|
|2021 May 17||03h 33m 51s||+19° 13’ 51”||30.42||Taurus|
|2021 May 18||03h 37m 13s||+19° 25’ 19”||30.44||Taurus|
|2021 May 19||03h 40m 32s||+19° 36’ 33”||30.47||Taurus|
|2021 May 20||03h 43m 54s||+19° 47’ 30”||30.49||Taurus|
|2021 May 21||03h 47m 15s||+19° 58’ 11”||30.51||Taurus|
|2021 May 22||03h 50m 35s||+20° 08’ 39”||30.53||Taurus|
|2021 May 23||03h 53m 56s||+20° 18’ 48”||30.55||Taurus|