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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DG4

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DG4 is currently in the constellation of Virgo. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DG4 is 14h 20m 40s and the Declination is -13° 18’ 08” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DG4 is 31.70 (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]:

14h 20m 40s
-13° 18’ 08”
Virgo
31.70

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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.

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DG4 in Virgo on August, 07 2020
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DG4 in Virgo on August, 07 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 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 217,566,450 kilometers, equivalent to 1.454342 Astronomical Units. Light takes 12 minutes and 5.7236 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DG4 and arrive to us.

217,566,450
1.454342
12 minutes and 5.7236 seconds

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.

Distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DG4 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 DG4 to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DG4 to Earth happens on Fri Feb 17 2023 at a distance of 0.00683726 Astronomical Units, or 1,022,839 kilometers:

Fri Feb 17 2023
1,022,839
0.006837

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

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DG4 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DG4 is 31.70.

31.70

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.

Predicted magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DG4 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DG4 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 DG4 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 103.4°
Max altitude: 25.1°
Azimuth: 256.6°

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

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DG4 at epoch 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.31350157
Orbit inclination i 0.59838889°
Perihelion distance q 0.89904335 AU
134,494,971 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.72017124 AU
257,333,955 km
Semi-major axis a 1.30960729 AU
195,914,463 km
Orbital period period 1.5000 years
547.4066 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Jan-08 14:32:26
2,458,857.1059 JD
Next perihelion transit 2021-Jul-09 00:17
2,459,404.5125 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 291.26641753645°
Longitude of the ascending node node 166.33352133238°
Mean anomaly M 94.302638004537°
Mean motion n 0.65764640°/day

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!

Orbit Diagram of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DG4
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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.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Jul 31 14h 07m 05s -12° 06’ 01” 31.57 Virgo
2020 Aug 01 14h 08m 57s -12° 16’ 09” 31.59 Virgo
2020 Aug 02 14h 10m 50s -12° 26’ 14” 31.61 Virgo
2020 Aug 03 14h 12m 42s -12° 36’ 18” 31.63 Virgo
2020 Aug 04 14h 14m 35s -12° 46’ 19” 31.65 Virgo
2020 Aug 05 14h 16m 30s -12° 56’ 18” 31.66 Virgo
2020 Aug 06 14h 18m 24s -13° 06’ 15” 31.68 Virgo
2020 Aug 07 14h 20m 17s -13° 16’ 09” 31.70 Virgo
2020 Aug 08 14h 22m 13s -13° 26’ 00” 31.72 Libra
2020 Aug 09 14h 24m 07s -13° 35’ 49” 31.73 Libra
2020 Aug 10 14h 26m 03s -13° 45’ 37” 31.75 Libra
2020 Aug 11 14h 27m 59s -13° 55’ 19” 31.76 Libra
2020 Aug 12 14h 29m 56s -14° 05’ 00” 31.78 Libra
2020 Aug 13 14h 31m 51s -14° 14’ 39” 31.80 Libra