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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 CX1

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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 CX1 Position

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 CX1 is currently in the constellation of Eridanus. The current Right Ascension is 03h 01m 05s and the Declination is -10° 47’ 44”.

03h 01m 05s
-10° 47’ 44”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid (NEO) 2020 CX1 is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see full screen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 CX1 in Eridanus on February, 26 2020
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Also check out Where is Asteroid (NEO) 2020 CX1?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2020 CX1 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 CX1 Distance

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 CX1 from Earth is currently 7,151,175 kilometers, equivalent to 0.047803 Astronomical Units. Light takes 23.8538 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 CX1 and arrive to us.

23.8538 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 CX1 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 (NEO) 2020 CX1 from Earth between January 2013 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.

Closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 CX1 to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 CX1 to Earth happens on Thu Feb 18 2021 at a distance of 0.00944467 Astronomical Units, or 1,412,902 kilometers:

Thu Feb 18 2021

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

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 CX1 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 CX1 is 21.79.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 CX1, 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 (NEO) 2020 CX1 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 CX1 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 (NEO) 2020 CX1 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 101.0°
Max altitude: 26.7°
Azimuth: 257.4°
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 CX1 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 CX1 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 (NEO) 2020 CX1 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 CX1 at epoch 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.16314913
Orbit inclination i 12.73987458°
Perihelion distance q 0.83453716 AU
124,844,983 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.15993328 AU
173,523,549 km
Semi-major axis a 0.99723522 AU
149,184,266 km
Orbital period period 1.0000 years
363.7432 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-May-08 16:47:39
2,458,978.1998 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 275.91205691075°
Longitude of the ascending node node 329.14701460858°
Mean anomaly M 22.070749792345°
Mean motion n 0.98970933°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 CX1 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 CX1 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 CX1 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 CX1
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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 CX1 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 CX1 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 CX1 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Feb 19 04h 02m 08s +31° 28’ 09” 19.84 Perseus
2020 Feb 20 03h 50m 34s +24° 44’ 48” 20.02 Taurus
2020 Feb 21 03h 40m 22s +18° 05’ 03” 20.24 Taurus
2020 Feb 22 03h 31m 19s +11° 41’ 14” 20.50 Taurus
2020 Feb 23 03h 23m 16s +05° 42’ 38” 20.79 Cetus
2020 Feb 24 03h 16m 00s +00° 14’ 39” 21.08 Cetus
2020 Feb 25 03h 09m 27s -04° 40’ 32” 21.38 Eridanus
2020 Feb 26 03h 03m 28s -09° 03’ 30” 21.67 Eridanus
2020 Feb 27 02h 57m 59s -12° 56’ 17” 21.95 Eridanus
2020 Feb 28 02h 52m 54s -16° 21’ 46” 22.21 Eridanus
2020 Feb 29 02h 48m 11s -19° 22’ 59” 22.46 Eridanus
2020 Mar 01 02h 43m 46s -22° 02’ 57” 22.69 Cetus
2020 Mar 02 02h 39m 38s -24° 24’ 24” 22.91 Fornax
2020 Mar 03 02h 35m 42s -26° 29’ 49” 23.00 Fornax