Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DG4
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DG4 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 DG4 Impact Earth?.
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DG4 is currently in the constellation of Aries. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DG4 is 02h 31m 55s and the Declination is +14° 42’ 43” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DG4 is 30.54 (JPL).
Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DG4 [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 DG4 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
- It is visible looking in the South-South-West direction at an altitude of 51° above the horizon.
- Given its current magnitude, 2020 DG4 is visible only through long exposure photography.
- See also 2020 DG4 rise and set times.
- Go to interactive sky chart
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Additional information about Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DG4 available on TheSkyLive:
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DG4 Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DG4 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.
Also check out Where is Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DG4?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DG4 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DG4 Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DG4 from Earth is currently 303,568,775 kilometers, equivalent to 2.029232 Astronomical Units. Light takes 16 minutes and 52.5964 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DG4 and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DG4 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 DG4 to Earth
During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DG4 to Earth happens on Fri Feb 17 2023 at a distance of 0.004252 Astronomical Units, or 636,051 kilometers:
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DG4 brightness
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DG4, 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 DG4 rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DG4 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 DG4 Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.89897702 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2020-Jan-08 14:29:48
|Next perihelion transit||2021-Jul-09 02:34
|Argument of perihelion||peri||291.25535233134°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||166.33607607294°|
Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DG4 Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DG4 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DG4 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 DG4 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DG4 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 DG4 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2021 May 05||02h 03m 30s||+12° 20’ 39”||30.63||Aries|
|2021 May 06||02h 07m 13s||+12° 40’ 00”||30.62||Aries|
|2021 May 07||02h 10m 55s||+12° 59’ 13”||30.61||Aries|
|2021 May 08||02h 14m 40s||+13° 18’ 20”||30.60||Aries|
|2021 May 09||02h 18m 28s||+13° 37’ 19”||30.59||Aries|
|2021 May 10||02h 22m 15s||+13° 56’ 11”||30.57||Aries|
|2021 May 11||02h 26m 06s||+14° 14’ 53”||30.56||Aries|
|2021 May 12||02h 29m 57s||+14° 33’ 25”||30.55||Aries|
|2021 May 13||02h 33m 50s||+14° 51’ 48”||30.53||Aries|
|2021 May 14||02h 37m 44s||+15° 10’ 00”||30.52||Aries|
|2021 May 15||02h 41m 39s||+15° 28’ 02”||30.51||Aries|
|2021 May 16||02h 45m 38s||+15° 45’ 52”||30.49||Aries|
|2021 May 17||02h 49m 36s||+16° 03’ 32”||30.48||Aries|
|2021 May 18||02h 53m 38s||+16° 20’ 57”||30.47||Aries|