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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AP1

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AP1 is currently in the constellation of Virgo. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AP1 is 13h 52m 46s and the Declination is -10° 02’ 35” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AP1 is 33.99 (JPL).

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13h 52m 46s
-10° 02’ 35”

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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AP1 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AP1 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) 2020 AP1 in Virgo on August, 15 2020
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AP1 in Virgo on August, 15 2020
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AP1 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AP1 from Earth is currently 322,586,734 kilometers, equivalent to 2.156359 Astronomical Units. Light takes 17 minutes and 56.0335 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AP1 and arrive to us.

17 minutes and 56.0335 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AP1 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) 2020 AP1 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) 2020 AP1 to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AP1 to Earth happens on Fri Jan 3 2020 at a distance of 0.00245553 Astronomical Units, or 367,342 kilometers:

Fri Jan 3 2020

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

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AP1 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AP1 is 33.99.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AP1, 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) 2020 AP1 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AP1 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 (NEO) 2020 AP1 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 100.1°
Max altitude: 28.4°
Azimuth: 259.9°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AP1 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) 2020 AP1 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AP1 at epoch 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.37185930
Orbit inclination i 2.28195406°
Perihelion distance q 0.97852596 AU
146,385,401 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.13710071 AU
319,705,716 km
Semi-major axis a 1.55781334 AU
233,045,558 km
Orbital period period 1.9400 years
710.1851 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2019-Dec-22 17:02:10
2,458,840.2098 JD
Next perihelion transit 2021-Dec-01 21:28
2,459,550.3949 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 346.84293519424°
Longitude of the ascending node node 101.49247300292°
Mean anomaly M 238.48865960892°
Mean motion n 0.50691010°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AP1 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AP1 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AP1 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) 2020 AP1
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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AP1 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AP1 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AP1 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Aug 08 13h 40m 17s -08° 45’ 02” 33.90 Virgo
2020 Aug 09 13h 41m 57s -08° 55’ 41” 33.91 Virgo
2020 Aug 10 13h 43m 38s -09° 06’ 15” 33.92 Virgo
2020 Aug 11 13h 45m 20s -09° 16’ 50” 33.94 Virgo
2020 Aug 12 13h 47m 02s -09° 27’ 20” 33.95 Virgo
2020 Aug 13 13h 48m 43s -09° 37’ 50” 33.96 Virgo
2020 Aug 14 13h 50m 26s -09° 48’ 17” 33.98 Virgo
2020 Aug 15 13h 52m 09s -09° 58’ 42” 33.99 Virgo
2020 Aug 16 13h 53m 51s -10° 09’ 05” 34.00 Virgo
2020 Aug 17 13h 55m 33s -10° 19’ 26” 34.01 Virgo
2020 Aug 18 13h 57m 16s -10° 29’ 44” 34.03 Virgo
2020 Aug 19 13h 59m 00s -10° 39’ 59” 34.04 Virgo
2020 Aug 20 14h 00m 43s -10° 50’ 12” 34.05 Virgo
2020 Aug 21 14h 02m 27s -11° 00’ 23” 34.06 Virgo