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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:48  ☀️ Transit: 13:04  🌅 Sunset: 19:21

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FD

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FD is currently in the constellation of Pisces. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FD is 01h 02m 29s and the Declination is +06° 59’ 09” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FD is 30.14 (JPL).

01h 02m 29s
+06° 59’ 09”

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

Azimuth: 83.1°
Max altitude: 45.5°
Azimuth: 277.1°
  • 2020 FD is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • Right now it is placed in the South-East direction at an altitude of 35° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2020 FD is visible only through long exposure photography.
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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 Pisces on March, 27 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FD in Pisces on March, 27 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 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 311,327,218 kilometers, equivalent to 2.081094 Astronomical Units. Light takes 17 minutes and 18.4758 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FD and arrive to us.

17 minutes and 18.4758 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.

Chart of the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FD 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 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 30.14.


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.

Chart of the magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FD as a function of time

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FD Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FD at epoch 08 August 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459800.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.48604991
Orbit inclination i 1.17349912°
Perihelion distance q 0.62280912 AU
93,170,919 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.80080803 AU
269,397,047 km
Semi-major axis a 1.21180858 AU
181,283,983 km
Orbital period period 1.3340 years
487.2473 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2023-Jan-14 06:15:18
2,459,958.7606 JD
Next perihelion transit 2024-May-15 12:11
2,460,446.0079 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 278.0258947759°
Longitude of the ascending node node 358.09223048861°
Mean anomaly M 243.07000754101°
Mean motion n 0.73884449°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FD Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FD with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FD 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 FD
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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
2023 Mar 20 00h 36m 56s +04° 14’ 25” 29.98 Pisces
2023 Mar 21 00h 40m 27s +04° 37’ 27” 30.01 Pisces
2023 Mar 22 00h 43m 58s +05° 00’ 15” 30.03 Pisces
2023 Mar 23 00h 47m 26s +05° 22’ 47” 30.05 Pisces
2023 Mar 24 00h 50m 53s +05° 45’ 03” 30.07 Pisces
2023 Mar 25 00h 54m 18s +06° 07’ 05” 30.09 Pisces
2023 Mar 26 00h 57m 42s +06° 28’ 50” 30.11 Pisces
2023 Mar 27 01h 01m 05s +06° 50’ 17” 30.13 Pisces
2023 Mar 28 01h 04m 26s +07° 11’ 30” 30.15 Pisces
2023 Mar 29 01h 07m 45s +07° 32’ 29” 30.17 Pisces
2023 Mar 30 01h 11m 03s +07° 53’ 09” 30.19 Pisces
2023 Mar 31 01h 14m 21s +08° 13’ 36” 30.21 Pisces
2023 Apr 01 01h 17m 36s +08° 33’ 46” 30.22 Pisces
2023 Apr 02 01h 20m 52s +08° 53’ 39” 30.24 Pisces