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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DK

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DK is currently in the constellation of Cancer. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DK is 08h 40m 14s and the Declination is +18° 54’ 37” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DK is 27.59 (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]:

08h 40m 14s
+18° 54’ 37”
  • 2020 DK is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the East-North-East direction at an altitude of 5° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2020 DK is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 2020 DK rise and set times.
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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 Cancer on August, 07 2020
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DK in Cancer 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 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 276,943,063 kilometers, equivalent to 1.851250 Astronomical Units. Light takes 15 minutes and 23.7826 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DK and arrive to us.

15 minutes and 23.7826 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

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DK to Earth happens on Mon Feb 7 2089 at a distance of 0.00474664 Astronomical Units, or 710,087 kilometers:

Mon Feb 7 2089

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

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DK brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DK is 27.59.


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: 71.1°
Max altitude: 57.4°
Azimuth: 288.8°

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

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DK at epoch 18 February 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458898.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.49982205
Orbit inclination i 2.81067895°
Perihelion distance q 0.34456628 AU
51,546,381 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.03320848 AU
154,565,788 km
Semi-major axis a 0.68888738 AU
103,056,085 km
Orbital period period 0.5700 years
208.8434 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2019-Nov-17 20:38:30
2,458,805.3601 JD
Next perihelion transit 2020-Jun-13 16:53
2,459,014.2035 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 13.053528144436°
Longitude of the ascending node node 323.34553861788°
Mean anomaly M 160.55269614531°
Mean motion n 1.72377959°/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
2020 Jul 31 08h 12m 06s +20° 39’ 06” 27.40 Cancer
2020 Aug 01 08h 16m 09s +20° 25’ 14” 27.43 Cancer
2020 Aug 02 08h 20m 08s +20° 11’ 11” 27.46 Cancer
2020 Aug 03 08h 24m 06s +19° 56’ 52” 27.48 Cancer
2020 Aug 04 08h 28m 00s +19° 42’ 20” 27.51 Cancer
2020 Aug 05 08h 31m 54s +19° 27’ 37” 27.54 Cancer
2020 Aug 06 08h 35m 44s +19° 12’ 41” 27.56 Cancer
2020 Aug 07 08h 39m 32s +18° 57’ 33” 27.59 Cancer
2020 Aug 08 08h 43m 18s +18° 42’ 14” 27.61 Cancer
2020 Aug 09 08h 47m 00s +18° 26’ 44” 27.64 Cancer
2020 Aug 10 08h 50m 42s +18° 11’ 04” 27.66 Cancer
2020 Aug 11 08h 54m 21s +17° 55’ 15” 27.68 Cancer
2020 Aug 12 08h 57m 59s +17° 39’ 16” 27.71 Cancer
2020 Aug 13 09h 01m 35s +17° 23’ 08” 27.73 Cancer