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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AW

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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AW Position

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AW is currently in the constellation of Pisces. The current Right Ascension is 23h 53m 49s and the Declination is -01° 18’ 13”.

23h 53m 49s
-01° 18’ 13”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AW is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see full screen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AW in Pisces on February, 26 2020
Field of view: 60x30 degrees
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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

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AW from Earth is currently 18,612,034 kilometers, equivalent to 0.124414 Astronomical Units. Light takes 1 minutes and 2.0831 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AW and arrive to us.

1 minutes and 2.0831 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

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 33.44.


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: 91.3°
Max altitude: 37.2°
Azimuth: 268.6°
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AW is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

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 Feb 19 00h 07m 42s +00° 32’ 08” 31.00 Pisces
2020 Feb 20 00h 05m 52s +00° 16’ 51” 31.00 Pisces
2020 Feb 21 00h 04m 00s +00° 01’ 44” 32.00 Pisces
2020 Feb 22 00h 02m 08s -00° 13’ 15” 32.00 Pisces
2020 Feb 23 00h 00m 15s -00° 28’ 09” 32.00 Pisces
2020 Feb 24 23h 58m 23s -00° 42’ 54” 33.00 Pisces
2020 Feb 25 23h 56m 31s -00° 57’ 29” 33.00 Pisces
2020 Feb 26 23h 54m 38s -01° 11’ 53” 33.00 Pisces
2020 Feb 27 23h 52m 46s -01° 26’ 08” 34.00 Pisces
2020 Feb 28 23h 50m 56s -01° 40’ 09” 34.00 Pisces
2020 Feb 29 23h 49m 05s -01° 53’ 57” 35.00 Pisces
2020 Mar 01 23h 47m 15s -02° 07’ 32” 36.00 Pisces
2020 Mar 02 23h 45m 27s -02° 20’ 48” 36.00 Pisces
2020 Mar 03 23h 43m 38s -02° 33’ 48” 37.00 Pisces