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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DC

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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DC Position

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DC is currently in the constellation of Ophiucus. The current Right Ascension is 16h 26m 54s and the Declination is -18° 21’ 14”.

16h 26m 54s
-18° 21’ 14”

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

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DC in Ophiucus on March, 31 2020
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DC Distance

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DC from Earth is currently 16,019,778 kilometers, equivalent to 0.107086 Astronomical Units. Light takes 53.4362 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DC and arrive to us.

53.4362 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DC 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 DC 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 DC to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DC to Earth happens on Mon Mar 7 2022 at a distance of 0.01043704 Astronomical Units, or 1,561,359 kilometers:

Mon Mar 7 2022

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

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DC brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DC is 23.95.


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

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

Azimuth: 108.3°
Max altitude: 20.2°
Azimuth: 251.7°
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DC 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 (NEO) 2020 DC 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 DC Orbital Elements

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

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.37118323
Orbit inclination i 0.91552333°
Perihelion distance q 1.00022065 AU
149,630,880 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.18105791 AU
326,281,620 km
Semi-major axis a 1.59063928 AU
237,956,250 km
Orbital period period 2.0100 years
732.7503 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Feb-25 23:07:04
2,458,905.4632 JD
Next perihelion transit 2022-Feb-27 17:07
2,459,638.2135 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 343.71706014663°
Longitude of the ascending node node 173.88118393634°
Mean anomaly M 46.691529539587°
Mean motion n 0.49129972°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DC Orbit

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

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

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Mar 24 16h 26m 26s -19° 05’ 03” 23.73 Ophiucus
2020 Mar 25 16h 26m 48s -18° 58’ 22” 23.77 Ophiucus
2020 Mar 26 16h 27m 03s -18° 51’ 51” 23.80 Ophiucus
2020 Mar 27 16h 27m 12s -18° 45’ 32” 23.83 Ophiucus
2020 Mar 28 16h 27m 16s -18° 39’ 20” 23.86 Ophiucus
2020 Mar 29 16h 27m 15s -18° 33’ 19” 23.89 Ophiucus
2020 Mar 30 16h 27m 07s -18° 27’ 23” 23.92 Ophiucus
2020 Mar 31 16h 26m 56s -18° 21’ 34” 23.95 Ophiucus
2020 Apr 01 16h 26m 39s -18° 15’ 54” 23.97 Ophiucus
2020 Apr 02 16h 26m 17s -18° 10’ 18” 23.99 Ophiucus
2020 Apr 03 16h 25m 51s -18° 04’ 47” 24.02 Ophiucus
2020 Apr 04 16h 25m 22s -17° 59’ 23” 24.04 Ophiucus
2020 Apr 05 16h 24m 47s -17° 54’ 03” 24.06 Ophiucus
2020 Apr 06 16h 24m 10s -17° 48’ 48” 24.08 Ophiucus