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Asteroid 2020 CD3 (Earth's minimoon)

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Asteroid 2020 CD3 (Earth's minimoon) Position

Asteroid 2020 CD3 (Earth's minimoon) is currently in the constellation of Bootes. The current Right Ascension is 14h 08m 13s and the Declination is +32° 22’ 39”.

14h 08m 13s
+32° 22’ 39”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid 2020 CD3 (Earth's minimoon) is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see full screen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid 2020 CD3 (Earth's minimoon) in Bootes on March, 31 2020
Field of view: 60x30 degrees
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 = 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 showing where Asteroid 2020 CD3 (Earth's minimoon) is right now (view fullscreen)

2020 CD3
RA: 14h 08m 13s
Dec: +32° 22’ 39”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 2020 CD3 (Earth's minimoon)
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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

The distance of Asteroid 2020 CD3 (Earth's minimoon) from Earth is currently 2,068,146 kilometers, equivalent to 0.013825 Astronomical Units. Light takes 6.8986 seconds to travel from Asteroid 2020 CD3 (Earth's minimoon) and arrive to us.

2,068,146
0.013825
6.8986 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 January 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 January 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid 2020 CD3 (Earth's minimoon) to Earth happens on Wed Jul 20 2016 at a distance of 0.00057560 Astronomical Units, or 86,108 kilometers:

Wed Jul 20 2016
86,108
0.000576

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 24.07.

24.07

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 January 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: 57.7°
Max altitude: 71.0°
Azimuth: 302.4°
Asteroid 2020 CD3 (Earth's minimoon) 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 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 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.01722440
Orbit inclination i 0.64030915°
Perihelion distance q 1.00507258 AU
150,356,719 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.04030295 AU
155,627,107 km
Semi-major axis a 1.02268777 AU
152,991,913 km
Orbital period period 1.0300 years
377.7574 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Jan-29 04:41:04
2,458,877.6952 JD
Next perihelion transit 2021-Feb-09 22:51
2,459,255.4526 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 46.942925850114°
Longitude of the ascending node node 83.002077529361°
Mean anomaly M 117.03206168035°
Mean motion n 0.95299250°/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 Mar 24 14h 19m 31s +33° 12’ 29” 24.01 Bootes
2020 Mar 25 14h 18m 09s +33° 10’ 00” 24.02 Bootes
2020 Mar 26 14h 16m 42s +33° 06’ 16” 24.03 Bootes
2020 Mar 27 14h 15m 14s +33° 01’ 14” 24.04 Bootes
2020 Mar 28 14h 13m 41s +32° 54’ 51” 24.05 Bootes
2020 Mar 29 14h 12m 06s +32° 47’ 05” 24.05 Bootes
2020 Mar 30 14h 10m 31s +32° 37’ 58” 24.06 Bootes
2020 Mar 31 14h 08m 53s +32° 27’ 27” 24.07 Bootes
2020 Apr 01 14h 07m 15s +32° 15’ 33” 24.08 Canes Venatici
2020 Apr 02 14h 05m 38s +32° 02’ 21” 24.08 Canes Venatici
2020 Apr 03 14h 04m 00s +31° 47’ 49” 24.09 Canes Venatici
2020 Apr 04 14h 02m 22s +31° 32’ 03” 24.10 Canes Venatici
2020 Apr 05 14h 00m 46s +31° 15’ 06” 24.11 Canes Venatici
2020 Apr 06 13h 59m 11s +30° 57’ 03” 24.11 Canes Venatici