Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DC
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DC 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 DC Impact Earth?.
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DC is currently in the constellation of Sagittarius. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DC is 18h 38m 25s and the Declination is -22° 31’ 12” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DC is 31.16 (JPL).
Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DC [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]:
- 2020 DC is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
- It is visible looking in the South-West direction at an altitude of 5° above the horizon.
- Given its current magnitude, 2020 DC is visible only through long exposure photography.
- See also 2020 DC rise and set times.
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Additional information about Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DC available on TheSkyLive:
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DC Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DC 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.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DC Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DC from Earth is currently 326,914,823 kilometers, equivalent to 2.185291 Astronomical Units. Light takes 18 minutes and 10.4705 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DC and arrive to us.
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.
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
During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DC to Earth happens on Sun Mar 6 2022 at a distance of 0.009942 Astronomical Units, or 1,487,369 kilometers:
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DC brightness
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.
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DC rise and set times
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
|Perihelion distance||q||1.00022065 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2020-Feb-25 23:07:04
|Next perihelion transit||2022-Feb-27 17:07
|Argument of perihelion||peri||343.71706014663°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||173.88118393634°|
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!
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.
|2020 Oct 18||18h 23m 00s||-22° 39’ 38”||31.06||Sagittarius|
|2020 Oct 19||18h 24m 57s||-22° 38’ 53”||31.07||Sagittarius|
|2020 Oct 20||18h 26m 56s||-22° 38’ 03”||31.09||Sagittarius|
|2020 Oct 21||18h 28m 54s||-22° 37’ 05”||31.10||Sagittarius|
|2020 Oct 22||18h 30m 52s||-22° 36’ 02”||31.11||Sagittarius|
|2020 Oct 23||18h 32m 50s||-22° 34’ 54”||31.12||Sagittarius|
|2020 Oct 24||18h 34m 50s||-22° 33’ 39”||31.14||Sagittarius|
|2020 Oct 25||18h 36m 48s||-22° 32’ 18”||31.15||Sagittarius|
|2020 Oct 26||18h 38m 47s||-22° 30’ 52”||31.16||Sagittarius|
|2020 Oct 27||18h 40m 45s||-22° 29’ 20”||31.17||Sagittarius|
|2020 Oct 28||18h 42m 44s||-22° 27’ 42”||31.18||Sagittarius|
|2020 Oct 29||18h 44m 44s||-22° 25’ 57”||31.19||Sagittarius|
|2020 Oct 30||18h 46m 42s||-22° 24’ 06”||31.20||Sagittarius|
|2020 Oct 31||18h 48m 42s||-22° 22’ 09”||31.22||Sagittarius|