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 05m 45s and the Declination is -06° 52’ 21” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DK is 29.00 (JPL).
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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.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DK Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DK from Earth is currently 111,098,929 kilometers, equivalent to 0.742650 Astronomical Units. Light takes 6 minutes and 10.5861 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DK and arrive to us.
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.
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:
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DK brightness
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.
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DK rise and set times
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 Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.34492482 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2022-Mar-02 10:30:03
|Next perihelion transit||2022-Sep-27 08:17
|Argument of perihelion||peri||13.138045494637°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||323.26313792499°|
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!
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.
|2022 Sep 19||13h 06m 10s||-07° 43’ 59”||26.99||Virgo|
|2022 Sep 20||13h 07m 33s||-07° 47’ 07”||27.09||Virgo|
|2022 Sep 21||13h 08m 33s||-07° 47’ 16”||27.21||Virgo|
|2022 Sep 22||13h 09m 06s||-07° 44’ 04”||27.39||Virgo|
|2022 Sep 23||13h 09m 07s||-07° 37’ 15”||27.61||Virgo|
|2022 Sep 24||13h 08m 36s||-07° 26’ 30”||27.91||Virgo|
|2022 Sep 25||13h 07m 29s||-07° 11’ 34”||28.00||Virgo|
|2022 Sep 26||13h 05m 45s||-06° 52’ 17”||29.00||Virgo|
|2022 Sep 27||13h 03m 24s||-06° 28’ 35”||29.00||Virgo|
|2022 Sep 28||13h 00m 24s||-06° 00’ 33”||30.00||Virgo|
|2022 Sep 29||12h 56m 49s||-05° 28’ 28”||31.00||Virgo|
|2022 Sep 30||12h 52m 41s||-04° 52’ 46”||33.00||Virgo|
|2022 Oct 01||12h 48m 06s||-04° 14’ 03”||36.00||Virgo|
|2022 Oct 02||12h 43m 09s||-03° 33’ 02”||42.00||Virgo|