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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 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).

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 05m 45s
-06° 52’ 21”

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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 September, 26 2022
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DK in Virgo on September, 26 2022
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 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.

6 minutes and 10.5861 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 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

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DK is 29.00.


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: 96.8°
Max altitude: 31.8°
Azimuth: 263.4°

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 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DK at epoch 20 January 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.49940447
Orbit inclination i 2.80428046°
Perihelion distance q 0.34492482 AU
51,600,018 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.03313309 AU
154,554,511 km
Semi-major axis a 0.68902895 AU
103,077,265 km
Orbital period period 0.5720 years
208.9078 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2022-Mar-02 10:30:03
2,459,640.9375 JD
Next perihelion transit 2022-Sep-27 08:17
2,459,849.8453 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 13.138045494637°
Longitude of the ascending node node 323.26313792499°
Mean anomaly M 290.31608112822°
Mean motion n 1.72324833°/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
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