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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 CX1

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 CX1 is a Near Earth Object. If you've heard news about a potential impact of this asteroid with the Earth, please check out Will Asteroid Asteroid (NEO) 2020 CX1 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 CX1 is currently in the constellation of Lynx. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 CX1 is 08h 12m 06s and the Declination is +48° 17’ 13” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 CX1 is 25.30 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2020 CX1 [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]:

08h 12m 06s
+48° 17’ 13”
  • 2020 CX1 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the North-East direction at an altitude of 20° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2020 CX1 is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 2020 CX1 rise and set times.
  • Go to interactive sky chart

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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 CX1 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2020 CX1 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 (NEO) 2020 CX1 in Lynx on October, 19 2020
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 CX1 in Lynx on October, 19 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]

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 from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 CX1 from Earth is currently 81,655,039 kilometers, equivalent to 0.545830 Astronomical Units. Light takes 4 minutes and 32.3719 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 CX1 and arrive to us.

4 minutes and 32.3719 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

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 CX1 to Earth happens on Thu Feb 18 2021 at a distance of 0.012417 Astronomical Units, or 1,857,580 kilometers:

Thu Feb 18 2021

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 CX1 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 CX1 is 25.30.


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

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 CX1 is circumpolar and transits at 06:19 UTC (altitude: 86.8°)

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
Next perihelion transit 2021-May-07 10:37
2,459,341.9429 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 Oct 12 07h 43m 04s +47° 23’ 12” 25.41 Lynx
2020 Oct 13 07h 46m 45s +47° 30’ 51” 25.40 Lynx
2020 Oct 14 07h 50m 26s +47° 38’ 15” 25.38 Lynx
2020 Oct 15 07h 54m 06s +47° 45’ 24” 25.37 Lynx
2020 Oct 16 07h 57m 47s +47° 52’ 22” 25.36 Lynx
2020 Oct 17 08h 01m 27s +47° 59’ 05” 25.34 Lynx
2020 Oct 18 08h 05m 07s +48° 05’ 35” 25.33 Lynx
2020 Oct 19 08h 08m 45s +48° 11’ 53” 25.31 Lynx
2020 Oct 20 08h 12m 24s +48° 17’ 57” 25.30 Lynx
2020 Oct 21 08h 16m 03s +48° 23’ 49” 25.28 Lynx
2020 Oct 22 08h 19m 41s +48° 29’ 30” 25.27 Lynx
2020 Oct 23 08h 23m 17s +48° 34’ 57” 25.25 Lynx
2020 Oct 24 08h 26m 54s +48° 40’ 13” 25.24 Lynx
2020 Oct 25 08h 30m 30s +48° 45’ 16” 25.22 Lynx