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Asteroid 2020 CD3 (Earth's minimoon)

Asteroid 2020 CD3 (Earth's minimoon) is currently in the constellation of Capricornus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 2020 CD3 (Earth's minimoon) is 20h 59m 55s and the Declination is -20° 57’ 33” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid 2020 CD3 (Earth's minimoon) is 30.30 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid 2020 CD3 (Earth's minimoon) [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]:

20h 59m 55s
-20° 57’ 33”
Capricornus
30.30

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Asteroid 2020 CD3 (Earth's minimoon) Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid 2020 CD3 (Earth's minimoon) 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 2020 CD3 (Earth's minimoon) in Capricornus on October, 24 2020
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid 2020 CD3 (Earth's minimoon) in Capricornus on October, 24 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]

Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Asteroid 2020 CD3 (Earth's minimoon) is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.

2020 CD3
RA: 20h 59m 55s
Dec: -20° 57’ 33”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 2020 CD3 (Earth's minimoon)
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Also check out Where is Asteroid 2020 CD3 (Earth's minimoon)?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid 2020 CD3 (Earth's minimoon) in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid 2020 CD3 (Earth's minimoon) Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid 2020 CD3 (Earth's minimoon) from Earth is currently 24,296,234 kilometers, equivalent to 0.162410 Astronomical Units. Light takes 1 minutes and 21.0435 seconds to travel from Asteroid 2020 CD3 (Earth's minimoon) and arrive to us.

24,296,234
0.162410
1 minutes and 21.0435 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 2020 CD3 (Earth's minimoon) 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 2020 CD3 (Earth's minimoon) from Earth between January 2015 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. The value of the distance of 2020 CD3 from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Asteroid 2020 CD3 (Earth's minimoon) to Earth

Between January 2015 and December 2100, the closest approach of Asteroid 2020 CD3 (Earth's minimoon) to Earth happens on Tue Apr 26 2044 at a distance of 0.000121 Astronomical Units, or 18,102 kilometers:

Tue Apr 26 2044
18,102
0.000121

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

Asteroid 2020 CD3 (Earth's minimoon) brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid 2020 CD3 (Earth's minimoon) is 30.30.

30.30

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 2020 CD3 (Earth's minimoon), 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 2020 CD3 (Earth's minimoon) between January 2015 and December 2100

Asteroid 2020 CD3 (Earth's minimoon) 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 2020 CD3 (Earth's minimoon) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 111.1°
Max altitude: 17.5°
Azimuth: 249.0°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid 2020 CD3 (Earth's minimoon) 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 2020 CD3 (Earth's minimoon) Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 2020 CD3 (Earth's minimoon) at epoch 29 February 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458909.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.03838369
Orbit inclination i 0.84472774°
Perihelion distance q 0.98596218 AU
147,497,843 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.06467313 AU
159,272,833 km
Semi-major axis a 1.02531765 AU
153,385,338 km
Orbital period period 1.0400 years
379.2155 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Jan-19 03:51:20
2,458,867.6607 JD
Next perihelion transit 2021-Feb-01 09:01
2,459,246.8762 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 339.61959260329°
Longitude of the ascending node node 138.57398393899°
Mean anomaly M 39.719273835339°
Mean motion n 0.94932829°/day

Visualization of Asteroid 2020 CD3 (Earth's minimoon) Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 2020 CD3 (Earth's minimoon) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 2020 CD3 (Earth's minimoon) 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 2020 CD3 (Earth's minimoon)
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Asteroid 2020 CD3 (Earth's minimoon) 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 2020 CD3 (Earth's minimoon) computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 2020 CD3 (Earth's minimoon) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Oct 17 20h 32m 12s -22° 59’ 57” 30.17 Capricornus
2020 Oct 18 20h 35m 43s -22° 45’ 32” 30.19 Capricornus
2020 Oct 19 20h 39m 11s -22° 30’ 48” 30.21 Capricornus
2020 Oct 20 20h 42m 41s -22° 15’ 48” 30.22 Capricornus
2020 Oct 21 20h 46m 09s -22° 00’ 32” 30.24 Capricornus
2020 Oct 22 20h 49m 36s -21° 44’ 58” 30.25 Capricornus
2020 Oct 23 20h 53m 04s -21° 29’ 08” 30.27 Capricornus
2020 Oct 24 20h 56m 32s -21° 13’ 01” 30.29 Capricornus
2020 Oct 25 21h 00m 00s -20° 56’ 39” 30.30 Capricornus
2020 Oct 26 21h 03m 25s -20° 40’ 03” 30.32 Capricornus
2020 Oct 27 21h 06m 51s -20° 23’ 09” 30.33 Capricornus
2020 Oct 28 21h 10m 17s -20° 06’ 02” 30.35 Capricornus
2020 Oct 29 21h 13m 41s -19° 48’ 38” 30.36 Capricornus
2020 Oct 30 21h 17m 07s -19° 31’ 02” 30.38 Capricornus