Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AW
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AW 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) 2020 AW Impact Earth?.
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AW is currently in the constellation of Ophiucus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AW is 16h 30m 28s and the Declination is -22° 02’ 43” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AW is 30.09 (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]:
- 2020 AW is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
- It is visible looking in the South-South-West direction at an altitude of 13° 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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Additional information about Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AW available on TheSkyLive:
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.
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 79,209,903 kilometers, equivalent to 0.529485 Astronomical Units. Light takes 4 minutes and 24.2158 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AW and arrive to us.
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.
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:
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AW brightness
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.
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AW rise and set times
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
|Perihelion distance||q||0.61914276 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2023-Apr-05 10:32:03
|Argument of perihelion||peri||315.70731121071°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||321.21040573829°|
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!
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.
|2023 Jan 22||15h 44m 32s||-19° 55’ 15”||30.01||Libra|
|2023 Jan 23||15h 50m 36s||-20° 14’ 58”||30.02||Libra|
|2023 Jan 24||15h 56m 44s||-20° 33’ 56”||30.03||Scorpius|
|2023 Jan 25||16h 02m 54s||-20° 52’ 09”||30.04||Scorpius|
|2023 Jan 26||16h 09m 06s||-21° 09’ 34”||30.05||Scorpius|
|2023 Jan 27||16h 15m 21s||-21° 26’ 09”||30.06||Scorpius|
|2023 Jan 28||16h 21m 38s||-21° 41’ 54”||30.08||Scorpius|
|2023 Jan 29||16h 27m 56s||-21° 56’ 45”||30.09||Ophiucus|
|2023 Jan 30||16h 34m 17s||-22° 10’ 44”||30.10||Ophiucus|
|2023 Jan 31||16h 40m 37s||-22° 23’ 47”||30.11||Ophiucus|
|2023 Feb 01||16h 47m 02s||-22° 35’ 53”||30.12||Ophiucus|
|2023 Feb 02||16h 53m 26s||-22° 47’ 03”||30.13||Ophiucus|
|2023 Feb 03||16h 59m 50s||-22° 57’ 14”||30.15||Ophiucus|
|2023 Feb 04||17h 06m 16s||-23° 06’ 25”||30.16||Ophiucus|