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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AW

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AW is currently in the constellation of Gemini. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AW is 07h 09m 08s and the Declination is +22° 42’ 10” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AW is 31.10 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AW [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]:

07h 09m 08s
+22° 42’ 10”
Gemini
31.10
  • 2020 AW is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the South direction at an altitude of 61° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2020 AW is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 2020 AW rise and set times.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AW Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AW 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 AW in Gemini on August, 15 2020
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AW in Gemini on August, 15 2020
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) 2020 AW?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AW in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AW Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AW from Earth is currently 232,046,825 kilometers, equivalent to 1.551137 Astronomical Units. Light takes 12 minutes and 54.0249 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AW and arrive to us.

232,046,825
1.551137
12 minutes and 54.0249 seconds

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

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AW to Earth happens on Mon Jan 17 2095 at a distance of 0.00331668 Astronomical Units, or 496,169 kilometers:

Mon Jan 17 2095
496,169
0.003317

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

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AW brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AW is 31.10.

31.10

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

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

Azimuth: 67.3°
Max altitude: 61.2°
Azimuth: 292.7°

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

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

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.23475164
Orbit inclination i 0.31197859°
Perihelion distance q 0.61785978 AU
92,430,507 km
Aphelion distance Q 0.99693566 AU
149,139,453 km
Semi-major axis a 0.80739772 AU
120,784,980 km
Orbital period period 0.7300 years
264.9901 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2019-Aug-18 13:13:46
2,458,714.0512 JD
Next perihelion transit 2020-May-09 12:59
2,458,979.0414 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 309.67788479724°
Longitude of the ascending node node 328.13829678745°
Mean anomaly M 205.73598106648°
Mean motion n 1.35854114°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AW Orbit

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

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AW 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 AW in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Aug 08 06h 40m 33s +23° 19’ 45” 31.06 Gemini
2020 Aug 09 06h 44m 26s +23° 15’ 48” 31.06 Gemini
2020 Aug 10 06h 48m 20s +23° 11’ 29” 31.07 Gemini
2020 Aug 11 06h 52m 14s +23° 06’ 48” 31.08 Gemini
2020 Aug 12 06h 56m 05s +23° 01’ 46” 31.09 Gemini
2020 Aug 13 06h 59m 57s +22° 56’ 25” 31.09 Gemini
2020 Aug 14 07h 03m 48s +22° 50’ 41” 31.10 Gemini
2020 Aug 15 07h 07m 40s +22° 44’ 38” 31.10 Gemini
2020 Aug 16 07h 11m 30s +22° 38’ 12” 31.11 Gemini
2020 Aug 17 07h 15m 20s +22° 31’ 27” 31.12 Gemini
2020 Aug 18 07h 19m 10s +22° 24’ 23” 31.12 Gemini
2020 Aug 19 07h 22m 59s +22° 16’ 58” 31.13 Gemini
2020 Aug 20 07h 26m 48s +22° 09’ 12” 31.13 Gemini
2020 Aug 21 07h 30m 35s +22° 01’ 08” 31.14 Gemini