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Asteroid 2020 CD3 (Earth's minimoon)

Asteroid 2020 CD3 (Earth's minimoon) is currently in the constellation of Ophiucus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 2020 CD3 (Earth's minimoon) is 17h 36m 31s and the Declination is -24° 21’ 23” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid 2020 CD3 (Earth's minimoon) is 33.18 (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]:

17h 36m 31s
-24° 21’ 23”
Ophiucus
33.18

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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 Ophiucus on October, 01 2022
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid 2020 CD3 (Earth's minimoon) in Ophiucus on October, 01 2022
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: 17h 36m 31s
Dec: -24° 21’ 23”
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 91,411,348 kilometers, equivalent to 0.611047 Astronomical Units. Light takes 5 minutes and 4.9154 seconds to travel from Asteroid 2020 CD3 (Earth's minimoon) and arrive to us.

91,411,348
0.611047
5 minutes and 4.9154 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 Wed May 9 2018 at a distance of 0.000265 Astronomical Units, or 39,712 kilometers:

Wed May 9 2018
39,712
0.000265

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 33.18.

33.18

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: 114.3°
Max altitude: 14.2°
Azimuth: 245.7°

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 08 August 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459800.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.01244696
Orbit inclination i 0.63407155°
Perihelion distance q 1.01617388 AU
152,017,449 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.04178926 AU
155,849,456 km
Semi-major axis a 1.02898157 AU
153,933,452 km
Orbital period period 1.0438 years
381.2500 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2022-Mar-01 23:52:37
2,459,640.4949 JD
Next perihelion transit 2023-Mar-18 05:52
2,460,021.7449 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 49.971797610401°
Longitude of the ascending node node 82.210697488251°
Mean anomaly M 151.0868143108°
Mean motion n 0.94426236°/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
2022 Sep 24 17h 02m 47s -23° 46’ 35” 33.17 Ophiucus
2022 Sep 25 17h 06m 59s -23° 52’ 24” 33.17 Ophiucus
2022 Sep 26 17h 11m 12s -23° 57’ 50” 33.17 Ophiucus
2022 Sep 27 17h 15m 24s -24° 02’ 49” 33.17 Ophiucus
2022 Sep 28 17h 19m 37s -24° 07’ 23” 33.18 Ophiucus
2022 Sep 29 17h 23m 51s -24° 11’ 30” 33.18 Ophiucus
2022 Sep 30 17h 28m 05s -24° 15’ 11” 33.18 Ophiucus
2022 Oct 01 17h 32m 18s -24° 18’ 25” 33.18 Ophiucus
2022 Oct 02 17h 36m 33s -24° 21’ 15” 33.18 Ophiucus
2022 Oct 03 17h 40m 46s -24° 23’ 35” 33.19 Ophiucus
2022 Oct 04 17h 45m 02s -24° 25’ 32” 33.19 Sagittarius
2022 Oct 05 17h 49m 17s -24° 26’ 59” 33.19 Sagittarius
2022 Oct 06 17h 53m 30s -24° 28’ 01” 33.19 Sagittarius
2022 Oct 07 17h 57m 46s -24° 28’ 36” 33.19 Sagittarius