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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FD

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FD 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 FD Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FD is currently in the constellation of Aquarius. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FD is 22h 17m 50s and the Declination is -09° 28’ 31” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FD is 29.36 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FD [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]:

22h 17m 50s
-09° 28’ 31”

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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FD Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FD 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 FD in Aquarius on November, 30 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FD in Aquarius on November, 30 2021
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 FD?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FD in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FD Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FD from Earth is currently 106,075,671 kilometers, equivalent to 0.709072 Astronomical Units. Light takes 5 minutes and 53.8304 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FD and arrive to us.

5 minutes and 53.8304 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FD 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 FD 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 FD to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FD to Earth happens on Mon Mar 18 2024 at a distance of 0.011615 Astronomical Units, or 1,737,599 kilometers:

Mon Mar 18 2024

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FD brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FD is 29.36.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FD, 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 FD between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FD 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 FD rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 99.5°
Max altitude: 29.2°
Azimuth: 260.7°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FD 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 FD 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FD 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 FD in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2021 Nov 23 21h 37m 51s -13° 10’ 31” 29.18 Capricornus
2021 Nov 24 21h 43m 36s -12° 40’ 17” 29.20 Capricornus
2021 Nov 25 21h 49m 12s -12° 10’ 10” 29.23 Capricornus
2021 Nov 26 21h 54m 39s -11° 40’ 14” 29.25 Capricornus
2021 Nov 27 22h 00m 01s -11° 10’ 31” 29.27 Aquarius
2021 Nov 28 22h 05m 14s -10° 41’ 00” 29.30 Aquarius
2021 Nov 29 22h 10m 22s -10° 11’ 47” 29.32 Aquarius
2021 Nov 30 22h 15m 21s -09° 42’ 48” 29.35 Aquarius
2021 Dec 01 22h 20m 16s -09° 14’ 08” 29.37 Aquarius
2021 Dec 02 22h 25m 03s -08° 45’ 47” 29.40 Aquarius
2021 Dec 03 22h 29m 44s -08° 17’ 47” 29.43 Aquarius
2021 Dec 04 22h 34m 18s -07° 50’ 05” 29.46 Aquarius
2021 Dec 05 22h 38m 48s -07° 22’ 45” 29.49 Aquarius
2021 Dec 06 22h 43m 10s -06° 55’ 46” 29.52 Aquarius