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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FK4

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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FK4 Position

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FK4 is currently in the constellation of Ophiucus. The current Right Ascension is 18h 00m 06s and the Declination is +06° 10’ 19”.

18h 00m 06s
+06° 10’ 19”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FK4 is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see full screen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FK4 in Ophiucus on March, 31 2020
Field of view: 60x30 degrees
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Also check out Where is Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FK4?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FK4 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FK4 Distance

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FK4 from Earth is currently 1,776,221 kilometers, equivalent to 0.011873 Astronomical Units. Light takes 5.9248 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FK4 and arrive to us.

5.9248 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FK4 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 FK4 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 FK4 to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FK4 to Earth happens on Mon Mar 30 2020 at a distance of 0.01135452 Astronomical Units, or 1,698,612 kilometers:

Mon Mar 30 2020

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

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FK4 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FK4 is 20.67.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FK4, 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 FK4 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FK4 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 FK4 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 87.2°
Max altitude: 44.1°
Azimuth: 274.5°
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FK4 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 FK4 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 FK4 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FK4 at epoch 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.24724448
Orbit inclination i 0.93100751°
Perihelion distance q 0.96975949 AU
145,073,956 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.60679948 AU
240,373,781 km
Semi-major axis a 1.28827949 AU
192,723,868 km
Orbital period period 1.4600 years
534.0889 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Apr-28 20:36:14
2,458,968.3585 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 191.23878176845°
Longitude of the ascending node node 32.369232027°
Mean anomaly M 21.664816386738°
Mean motion n 0.67404507°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FK4 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FK4 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FK4 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 FK4
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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FK4 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 FK4 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 FK4 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Mar 24 12h 53m 27s +17° 20’ 23” 20.22 Coma
2020 Mar 25 13h 14m 09s +17° 29’ 23” 20.02 Coma
2020 Mar 26 13h 41m 02s +17° 28’ 01” 19.85 Bootes
2020 Mar 27 14h 16m 05s +17° 04’ 46” 19.72 Bootes
2020 Mar 28 15h 01m 14s +16° 00’ 15” 19.68 Bootes
2020 Mar 29 15h 56m 25s +13° 51’ 06” 19.79 Serpens
2020 Mar 30 16h 57m 24s +10° 30’ 10” 20.11 Ophiucus
2020 Mar 31 17h 56m 26s +06° 28’ 26” 20.62 Ophiucus
2020 Apr 01 18h 47m 03s +02° 36’ 26” 21.26 Serpens
2020 Apr 02 19h 27m 17s -00° 35’ 08” 21.92 Aquila
2020 Apr 03 19h 58m 18s -03° 02’ 16” 22.54 Aquila
2020 Apr 04 20h 22m 10s -04° 52’ 46” 23.09 Aquila
2020 Apr 05 20h 40m 47s -06° 16’ 04” 23.57 Aquarius
2020 Apr 06 20h 55m 35s -07° 19’ 42” 23.97 Aquarius