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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 5:59  ☀️ Transit: 12:05  🌅 Sunset: 18:13

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DK

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DK is currently in the constellation of Capricornus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DK is 21h 39m 06s and the Declination is -16° 57’ 57” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DK is 27.81 (JPL).

21h 39m 06s
-16° 57’ 57”

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

Azimuth: 107.4°
Max altitude: 21.2°
Azimuth: 252.8°
  • 2020 DK is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • 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.

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DK in Capricornus on March, 22 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DK in Capricornus on March, 22 2023
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 97,154,889 kilometers, equivalent to 0.649440 Astronomical Units. Light takes 5 minutes and 24.0738 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DK and arrive to us.

5 minutes and 24.0738 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

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 DK is 27.81.


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 Mar 15 20h 39m 24s -21° 43’ 22” 27.71 Capricornus
2023 Mar 16 20h 47m 13s -21° 11’ 22” 27.73 Capricornus
2023 Mar 17 20h 54m 57s -20° 38’ 04” 27.75 Capricornus
2023 Mar 18 21h 02m 38s -20° 03’ 32” 27.76 Capricornus
2023 Mar 19 21h 10m 12s -19° 27’ 51” 27.78 Capricornus
2023 Mar 20 21h 17m 40s -18° 51’ 05” 27.79 Capricornus
2023 Mar 21 21h 25m 05s -18° 13’ 19” 27.80 Capricornus
2023 Mar 22 21h 32m 22s -17° 34’ 41” 27.81 Capricornus
2023 Mar 23 21h 39m 34s -16° 55’ 14” 27.81 Capricornus
2023 Mar 24 21h 46m 41s -16° 15’ 02” 27.82 Capricornus
2023 Mar 25 21h 53m 41s -15° 34’ 09” 27.82 Capricornus
2023 Mar 26 22h 00m 38s -14° 52’ 40” 27.81 Aquarius
2023 Mar 27 22h 07m 27s -14° 10’ 39” 27.81 Aquarius
2023 Mar 28 22h 14m 12s -13° 28’ 08” 27.80 Aquarius