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 Taurus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FD is 05h 25m 27s and the Declination is +23° 59’ 24” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FD is 31.91 (JPL).
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Additional information about Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FD available on TheSkyLive:
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.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FD Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FD from Earth is currently 396,517,215 kilometers, equivalent to 2.650554 Astronomical Units. Light takes 22 minutes and 2.6391 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FD and arrive to us.
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.
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:
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FD brightness
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.
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FD rise and set times
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 Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.62270954 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2021-Sep-14 00:53:22
|Next perihelion transit||2023-Jan-14 06:14
|Argument of perihelion||peri||278.03259982757°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||358.08915141121°|
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!
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.
|2022 May 10||05h 09m 32s||+23° 44’ 21”||31.93||Taurus|
|2022 May 11||05h 11m 48s||+23° 46’ 50”||31.93||Taurus|
|2022 May 12||05h 14m 03s||+23° 49’ 14”||31.92||Taurus|
|2022 May 13||05h 16m 18s||+23° 51’ 30”||31.92||Taurus|
|2022 May 14||05h 18m 34s||+23° 53’ 39”||31.92||Taurus|
|2022 May 15||05h 20m 51s||+23° 55’ 41”||31.91||Taurus|
|2022 May 16||05h 23m 07s||+23° 57’ 37”||31.91||Taurus|
|2022 May 17||05h 25m 23s||+23° 59’ 23”||31.91||Taurus|
|2022 May 18||05h 27m 39s||+24° 01’ 04”||31.90||Taurus|
|2022 May 19||05h 29m 56s||+24° 02’ 36”||31.90||Taurus|
|2022 May 20||05h 32m 12s||+24° 04’ 02”||31.90||Taurus|
|2022 May 21||05h 34m 28s||+24° 05’ 21”||31.89||Taurus|
|2022 May 22||05h 36m 46s||+24° 06’ 33”||31.89||Taurus|
|2022 May 23||05h 39m 02s||+24° 07’ 36”||31.88||Taurus|