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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DK

Altitude: -33.9°   Azimuth: 318.5°   Direction: North-West

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DK is currently in the constellation of Virgo. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DK is 12h 16m 32s and the Declination is -02° 51’ 28” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DK is 27.62 (JPL).

12h 16m 32s
-02° 51’ 28”

Today's rise, transit and set times of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DK from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 92.6°
Max altitude: 35.8°
Azimuth: 267.2°
  • 2020 DK is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2020 DK is visible only through long exposure photography.
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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.

Finder chart of 2020 DK in Virgo on September,22 2023
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DK in Virgo on September, 22 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Finder chart of 2020 DK
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DK in Virgo on September, 22 2023
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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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 279,478,443 kilometers, equivalent to 1.868198 Astronomical Units. Light takes 15 minutes and 32.2397 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DK and arrive to us.

15 minutes and 32.2397 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.

Chart of the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DK from Earth in Astronomical Units (au)

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 Mon Feb 9 2032 at a distance of 0.009505 Astronomical Units, or 1,421,895 kilometers:

Mon Feb 9 2032

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DK Brightness and Light Curve

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.

Chart of the magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DK as a function of time

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DK Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DK at epoch 08 August 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459800.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.49939835
Orbit inclination i 2.80415934°
Perihelion distance q 0.34493255 AU
51,601,174 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.03313940 AU
154,555,454 km
Semi-major axis a 0.68903597 AU
103,078,314 km
Orbital period period 0.5720 years
208.9110 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2022-Sep-27 08:25:24
2,459,849.8510 JD
Next perihelion transit 2023-Apr-24 06:17
2,460,058.7620 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 13.140682348327°
Longitude of the ascending node node 323.26228575676°
Mean anomaly M 274.95730284067°
Mean motion n 1.72322200°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DK Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DK with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DK 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 DK
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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
2023 Sep 15 11h 50m 18s +00° 04’ 41” 27.81 Virgo
2023 Sep 16 11h 53m 33s -00° 17’ 08” 27.79 Virgo
2023 Sep 17 11h 56m 48s -00° 39’ 06” 27.77 Virgo
2023 Sep 18 12h 00m 06s -01° 01’ 10” 27.74 Virgo
2023 Sep 19 12h 03m 24s -01° 23’ 22” 27.72 Virgo
2023 Sep 20 12h 06m 42s -01° 45’ 42” 27.70 Virgo
2023 Sep 21 12h 10m 04s -02° 08’ 08” 27.67 Virgo
2023 Sep 22 12h 13m 26s -02° 30’ 42” 27.65 Virgo
2023 Sep 23 12h 16m 50s -02° 53’ 21” 27.62 Virgo
2023 Sep 24 12h 20m 15s -03° 16’ 09” 27.60 Virgo
2023 Sep 25 12h 23m 41s -03° 39’ 02” 27.57 Virgo
2023 Sep 26 12h 27m 11s -04° 02’ 03” 27.55 Virgo
2023 Sep 27 12h 30m 41s -04° 25’ 11” 27.52 Virgo
2023 Sep 28 12h 34m 14s -04° 48’ 27” 27.49 Virgo