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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DG4

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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DG4 Position

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DG4 is currently in the constellation of Leo. The current Right Ascension is 11h 20m 12s and the Declination is +05° 42’ 19”.

11h 20m 12s
+05° 42’ 19”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DG4 is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see full screen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DG4 in Leo on March, 31 2020
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DG4 Distance

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DG4 from Earth is currently 28,479,064 kilometers, equivalent to 0.190371 Astronomical Units. Light takes 1 minutes and 34.9959 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DG4 and arrive to us.

1 minutes and 34.9959 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

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 25.99.


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: 84.3°
Max altitude: 44.2°
Azimuth: 275.7°
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DG4 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 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 Mar 24 11h 15m 52s +06° 01’ 22” 25.26 Leo
2020 Mar 25 11h 16m 28s +05° 59’ 08” 25.37 Leo
2020 Mar 26 11h 17m 04s +05° 56’ 47” 25.48 Leo
2020 Mar 27 11h 17m 40s +05° 54’ 15” 25.58 Leo
2020 Mar 28 11h 18m 17s +05° 51’ 36” 25.68 Leo
2020 Mar 29 11h 18m 53s +05° 48’ 46” 25.78 Leo
2020 Mar 30 11h 19m 31s +05° 45’ 47” 25.88 Leo
2020 Mar 31 11h 20m 08s +05° 42’ 38” 25.98 Leo
2020 Apr 01 11h 20m 47s +05° 39’ 20” 26.07 Leo
2020 Apr 02 11h 21m 25s +05° 35’ 53” 26.17 Leo
2020 Apr 03 11h 22m 05s +05° 32’ 16” 26.26 Leo
2020 Apr 04 11h 22m 45s +05° 28’ 28” 26.35 Leo
2020 Apr 05 11h 23m 26s +05° 24’ 33” 26.44 Leo
2020 Apr 06 11h 24m 07s +05° 20’ 26” 26.52 Leo