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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:43 
Transit: 13:01 
Sunset: 21:18
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Near Earth Objects » 

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AW

Below the horizon.  Rise: 6:43 | Tran: 14:38 | Set: 22:31
Altitude: -12.3°   Azimuth: 329.5°   Direction: North-North-West

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AW is currently in the constellation of Gemini, at a distance of 264,630,305 kilometers from Earth. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AW is 07h 52m 35s and the Declination is +20° 54’ 59” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, UK). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AW is 30.94 (JPL).

Finder chart of 2020 AW in Gemini on June,24 2024
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AW in Gemini on June, 24 2024. Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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07h 52m 35s
+20° 54’ 59”

Today's rise, transit and set times of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AW from Greenwich, UK (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 69.0°
Max altitude: 59.5°
Azimuth: 290.9°

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Additional Resources

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AW Position and Finder Charts

Finder chart of 2020 AW
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AW in Gemini on June, 24 2024
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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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 264,630,305 kilometers, equivalent to 1.768944 Astronomical Units. Light takes 14 minutes and 42.7117 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AW and arrive to us.

14 minutes and 42.7117 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.

Chart of the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AW from Earth in Astronomical Units (au)

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

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AW to Earth happens on Tue Jan 18 2028 at a distance of 0.009357 Astronomical Units, or 1,399,802 kilometers:

Tue Jan 18 2028

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AW Brightness and Light Curve

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.

Chart of the magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AW as a function of time

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AW Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AW at epoch 12 September 2023 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460200.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.23395288
Orbit inclination i 0.35635114°
Perihelion distance q 0.61912279 AU
92,619,451 km
Aphelion distance Q 0.99728636 AU
149,191,916 km
Semi-major axis a 0.80820457 AU
120,905,683 km
Orbital period period 0.7266 years
265.3875 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2023-Dec-26 19:55:15
2,460,305.3300 JD
Next perihelion transit 2024-Sep-17 05:13
2,460,570.7175 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 315.72039382941°
Longitude of the ascending node node 321.20000631903°
Mean anomaly M 217.79728239782°
Mean motion n 1.35650725°/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
2024 Jun 17 07h 21m 01s +22° 09’ 25” 31.01 Gemini
2024 Jun 18 07h 24m 59s +22° 01’ 23” 31.00 Gemini
2024 Jun 19 07h 28m 55s +21° 52’ 59” 30.99 Gemini
2024 Jun 20 07h 32m 53s +21° 44’ 13” 30.98 Gemini
2024 Jun 21 07h 36m 51s +21° 35’ 06” 30.98 Gemini
2024 Jun 22 07h 40m 49s +21° 25’ 35” 30.97 Gemini
2024 Jun 23 07h 44m 45s +21° 15’ 42” 30.96 Gemini
2024 Jun 24 07h 48m 42s +21° 05’ 26” 30.95 Gemini
2024 Jun 25 07h 52m 41s +20° 54’ 50” 30.94 Gemini
2024 Jun 26 07h 56m 38s +20° 43’ 50” 30.93 Gemini
2024 Jun 27 08h 00m 35s +20° 32’ 30” 30.92 Cancer
2024 Jun 28 08h 04m 32s +20° 20’ 45” 30.91 Cancer
2024 Jun 29 08h 08m 30s +20° 08’ 40” 30.90 Cancer
2024 Jun 30 08h 12m 28s +19° 56’ 13” 30.89 Cancer