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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DK Position

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DK is currently in the constellation of Taurus. The current Right Ascension is 05h 46m 57s and the Declination is +16° 58’ 34”.

05h 46m 57s
+16° 58’ 34”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DK is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see full screen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DK in Taurus on March, 31 2020
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DK Distance

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DK from Earth is currently 35,273,319 kilometers, equivalent to 0.235788 Astronomical Units. Light takes 1 minutes and 57.6591 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DK and arrive to us.

1 minutes and 57.6591 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 25.98.


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: 73.0°
Max altitude: 55.5°
Azimuth: 287.0°
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DK is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

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 Mar 24 05h 50m 13s +16° 53’ 16” 25.49 Taurus
2020 Mar 25 05h 49m 44s +16° 54’ 06” 25.57 Taurus
2020 Mar 26 05h 49m 15s +16° 54’ 56” 25.64 Taurus
2020 Mar 27 05h 48m 47s +16° 55’ 42” 25.70 Taurus
2020 Mar 28 05h 48m 20s +16° 56’ 27” 25.77 Taurus
2020 Mar 29 05h 47m 53s +16° 57’ 11” 25.84 Taurus
2020 Mar 30 05h 47m 26s +16° 57’ 51” 25.90 Taurus
2020 Mar 31 05h 46m 59s +16° 58’ 31” 25.97 Taurus
2020 Apr 01 05h 46m 32s +16° 59’ 08” 26.03 Taurus
2020 Apr 02 05h 46m 03s +16° 59’ 44” 26.09 Taurus
2020 Apr 03 05h 45m 33s +17° 00’ 20” 26.15 Taurus
2020 Apr 04 05h 45m 02s +17° 00’ 52” 26.22 Taurus
2020 Apr 05 05h 44m 29s +17° 01’ 24” 26.28 Taurus
2020 Apr 06 05h 43m 54s +17° 01’ 56” 26.34 Taurus