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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FE2

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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FE2 Position

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FE2 is currently in the constellation of Libra. The current Right Ascension is 14h 48m 49s and the Declination is -22° 43’ 47”.

14h 48m 49s
-22° 43’ 47”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FE2 is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see full screen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FE2 in Libra on March, 31 2020
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FE2 Distance

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FE2 from Earth is currently 2,321,448 kilometers, equivalent to 0.015518 Astronomical Units. Light takes 7.7435 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FE2 and arrive to us.

7.7435 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FE2 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 FE2 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 FE2 to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FE2 to Earth happens on Sun Mar 29 2020 at a distance of 0.01173842 Astronomical Units, or 1,756,043 kilometers:

Sun Mar 29 2020

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FE2 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FE2 is 18.05.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FE2, 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 FE2 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FE2 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 FE2 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 118.5°
Max altitude: 15.7°
Azimuth: 246.0°
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FE2 is above 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 FE2 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 FE2 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FE2 at epoch 18 March 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458927.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.50419361
Orbit inclination i 4.63843280°
Perihelion distance q 1.00840387 AU
150,855,072 km
Aphelion distance Q 3.05932860 AU
457,669,045 km
Semi-major axis a 2.03386623 AU
304,262,058 km
Orbital period period 2.9000 years
1,059.4538 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Mar-24 11:02:58
2,458,932.9604 JD
Next perihelion transit 2023-Feb-16 21:56
2,459,992.4142 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 173.24297705999°
Longitude of the ascending node node 9.9337708294941°
Mean anomaly M 358.14456965527°
Mean motion n 0.33979775°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FE2 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FE2 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FE2 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 FE2
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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FE2 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FE2 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 FE2 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Mar 24 09h 27m 18s +44° 54’ 51” 19.41 Ursa Major
2020 Mar 25 10h 00m 21s +42° 03’ 15” 18.90 Ursa Major
2020 Mar 26 10h 41m 47s +37° 07’ 01” 18.30 Leo Minor
2020 Mar 27 11h 31m 18s +28° 50’ 54” 17.62 Ursa Major
2020 Mar 28 12h 25m 44s +16° 26’ 17” 16.96 Coma
2020 Mar 29 13h 19m 23s +01° 30’ 07” 16.73 Virgo
2020 Mar 30 14h 07m 05s -12° 06’ 08” 17.32 Virgo
2020 Mar 31 14h 46m 23s -22° 07’ 31” 18.00 Libra
2020 Apr 01 15h 17m 35s -28° 51’ 18” 18.61 Libra
2020 Apr 02 15h 42m 05s -33° 19’ 18” 19.13 Lupus
2020 Apr 03 16h 01m 21s -36° 21’ 24” 19.56 Lupus
2020 Apr 04 16h 16m 41s -38° 29’ 14” 19.93 Scorpius
2020 Apr 05 16h 29m 00s -40° 02’ 03” 20.25 Scorpius
2020 Apr 06 16h 39m 06s -41° 11’ 27” 20.53 Scorpius