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Asteroid 2020 CD3 (Earth's minimoon)

Asteroid 2020 CD3 (Earth's minimoon) is currently in the constellation of Sagittarius. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 2020 CD3 (Earth's minimoon) is 19h 37m 53s and the Declination is -21° 56’ 14” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid 2020 CD3 (Earth's minimoon) is 33.04 (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]:

19h 37m 53s
-21° 56’ 14”
Sagittarius
33.04

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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 Sagittarius on October, 26 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid 2020 CD3 (Earth's minimoon) in Sagittarius on October, 26 2021
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: 19h 37m 53s
Dec: -21° 56’ 14”
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 82,667,893 kilometers, equivalent to 0.552601 Astronomical Units. Light takes 4 minutes and 35.7504 seconds to travel from Asteroid 2020 CD3 (Earth's minimoon) and arrive to us.

82,667,893
0.552601
4 minutes and 35.7504 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 Thu May 10 2018 at a distance of 0.000217 Astronomical Units, or 32,418 kilometers:

Thu May 10 2018
32,418
0.000217

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 33.04.

33.04

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: 111.9°
Max altitude: 16.6°
Azimuth: 248.1°

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) 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
2021 Oct 19 19h 05m 31s -23° 05’ 41” 33.02 Sagittarius
2021 Oct 20 19h 09m 52s -22° 57’ 47” 33.02 Sagittarius
2021 Oct 21 19h 14m 13s -22° 49’ 27” 33.02 Sagittarius
2021 Oct 22 19h 18m 33s -22° 40’ 38” 33.02 Sagittarius
2021 Oct 23 19h 22m 54s -22° 31’ 27” 33.03 Sagittarius
2021 Oct 24 19h 27m 12s -22° 21’ 48” 33.03 Sagittarius
2021 Oct 25 19h 31m 31s -22° 11’ 44” 33.03 Sagittarius
2021 Oct 26 19h 35m 48s -22° 01’ 17” 33.04 Sagittarius
2021 Oct 27 19h 40m 04s -21° 50’ 25” 33.04 Sagittarius
2021 Oct 28 19h 44m 20s -21° 39’ 08” 33.04 Sagittarius
2021 Oct 29 19h 48m 34s -21° 27’ 29” 33.05 Sagittarius
2021 Oct 30 19h 52m 49s -21° 15’ 24” 33.05 Sagittarius
2021 Oct 31 19h 57m 02s -21° 02’ 58” 33.05 Sagittarius
2021 Nov 01 20h 01m 14s -20° 50’ 09” 33.06 Sagittarius