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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DK

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DK 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 DK Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DK is currently in the constellation of Virgo. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DK is 13h 33m 47s and the Declination is -10° 32’ 27” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DK is 28.53 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DK [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]:

13h 33m 47s
-10° 32’ 27”
  • 2020 DK is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the South-West direction at an altitude of 12° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2020 DK is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 2020 DK rise and set times.
  • Go to interactive sky chart

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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DK Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DK 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 DK in Virgo on November, 30 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DK in Virgo on November, 30 2021
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 DK?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DK in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DK Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DK from Earth is currently 224,259,266 kilometers, equivalent to 1.499081 Astronomical Units. Light takes 12 minutes and 28.0484 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DK and arrive to us.

12 minutes and 28.0484 seconds

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

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DK to Earth happens on Wed Feb 9 2028 at a distance of 0.011573 Astronomical Units, or 1,731,343 kilometers:

Wed Feb 9 2028

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DK brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DK is 28.53.


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

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

Azimuth: 100.4°
Max altitude: 28.0°
Azimuth: 259.4°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DK 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 DK 15 Days Ephemeris

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

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2021 Nov 23 13h 09m 41s -07° 58’ 14” 28.57 Virgo
2021 Nov 24 13h 12m 48s -08° 18’ 42” 28.56 Virgo
2021 Nov 25 13h 15m 57s -08° 39’ 10” 28.56 Virgo
2021 Nov 26 13h 19m 08s -08° 59’ 38” 28.55 Virgo
2021 Nov 27 13h 22m 19s -09° 20’ 07” 28.55 Virgo
2021 Nov 28 13h 25m 32s -09° 40’ 36” 28.55 Virgo
2021 Nov 29 13h 28m 46s -10° 01’ 06” 28.54 Virgo
2021 Nov 30 13h 32m 03s -10° 21’ 38” 28.53 Virgo
2021 Dec 01 13h 35m 21s -10° 42’ 09” 28.53 Virgo
2021 Dec 02 13h 38m 40s -11° 02’ 39” 28.52 Virgo
2021 Dec 03 13h 42m 02s -11° 23’ 09” 28.52 Virgo
2021 Dec 04 13h 45m 25s -11° 43’ 41” 28.51 Virgo
2021 Dec 05 13h 48m 51s -12° 04’ 09” 28.50 Virgo
2021 Dec 06 13h 52m 18s -12° 24’ 38” 28.49 Virgo