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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AW

Altitude: -27.9°   Azimuth: 22.3°   Direction: North-North-East

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AW is currently in the constellation of Leo. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AW is 10h 41m 54s and the Declination is +08° 16’ 05” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AW is 30.99 (JPL).

10h 41m 54s
+08° 16’ 05”

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

Azimuth: 81.4°
Max altitude: 47.0°
Azimuth: 278.4°
  • 2020 AW is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2020 AW is visible only through long exposure photography.
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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.

Finder chart of 2020 AW in Leo on September,25 2023
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AW in Leo on September, 25 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Finder chart of 2020 AW
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AW in Leo on September, 25 2023
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 264,937,645 kilometers, equivalent to 1.770999 Astronomical Units. Light takes 14 minutes and 43.7369 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 AW and arrive to us.

14 minutes and 43.7369 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 24 February 2023 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.23392628
Orbit inclination i 0.35638139°
Perihelion distance q 0.61914276 AU
92,622,438 km
Aphelion distance Q 0.99726241 AU
149,188,333 km
Semi-major axis a 0.80820258 AU
120,905,386 km
Orbital period period 0.7266 years
265.3865 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2023-Apr-05 10:32:03
2,460,039.9389 JD
Next perihelion transit 2023-Dec-26 19:48
2,460,305.3254 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 315.70731121071°
Longitude of the ascending node node 321.21040573829°
Mean anomaly M 306.50060150157°
Mean motion n 1.35651226°/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
2023 Sep 18 10h 11m 52s +11° 11’ 57” 31.06 Leo
2023 Sep 19 10h 15m 37s +10° 50’ 48” 31.05 Leo
2023 Sep 20 10h 19m 22s +10° 29’ 21” 31.04 Leo
2023 Sep 21 10h 23m 07s +10° 07’ 42” 31.04 Leo
2023 Sep 22 10h 26m 52s +09° 45’ 48” 31.03 Leo
2023 Sep 23 10h 30m 38s +09° 23’ 39” 31.02 Leo
2023 Sep 24 10h 34m 23s +09° 01’ 18” 31.01 Leo
2023 Sep 25 10h 38m 11s +08° 38’ 43” 31.00 Leo
2023 Sep 26 10h 41m 57s +08° 15’ 52” 30.99 Leo
2023 Sep 27 10h 45m 44s +07° 52’ 50” 30.99 Leo
2023 Sep 28 10h 49m 32s +07° 29’ 35” 30.98 Leo
2023 Sep 29 10h 53m 21s +07° 06’ 06” 30.97 Leo
2023 Sep 30 10h 57m 10s +06° 42’ 24” 30.96 Leo
2023 Oct 01 11h 01m 00s +06° 18’ 29” 30.95 Leo