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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 GE

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 GE 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 GE Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 GE is currently in the constellation of Orion. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 GE is 05h 05m 27s and the Declination is +02° 20’ 17” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 GE is 25.10 (JPL).

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

05h 05m 27s
+02° 20’ 17”

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Additional information about Asteroid (NEO) 2020 GE available on TheSkyLive:

Available Resources

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 GE Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2020 GE 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 GE in Orion on January, 29 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 GE in Orion on January, 29 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 GE?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2020 GE in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 GE Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 GE from Earth is currently 14,646,830 kilometers, equivalent to 0.097908 Astronomical Units. Light takes 48.8566 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 GE and arrive to us.

48.8566 seconds

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

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 GE to Earth happens on Tue Sep 24 2024 at a distance of 0.004411 Astronomical Units, or 659,940 kilometers:

Tue Sep 24 2024

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 GE brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 GE is 25.10.


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

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

Azimuth: 87.5°
Max altitude: 41.1°
Azimuth: 272.2°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 GE 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 GE Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 GE at epoch 20 January 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.03947214
Orbit inclination i 2.28420438°
Perihelion distance q 0.96603959 AU
144,517,467 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.04543687 AU
156,395,130 km
Semi-major axis a 1.00573823 AU
150,456,298 km
Orbital period period 1.0086 years
368.4053 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2022-Jul-12 14:13:56
2,459,773.0930 JD
Next perihelion transit 2023-Jul-15 23:57
2,460,141.4983 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 109.4420123875°
Longitude of the ascending node node 181.16138857961°
Mean anomaly M 191.34476127885°
Mean motion n 0.97718465°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 GE Orbit

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

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

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2023 Jan 22 05h 07m 45s -01° 10’ 31” 24.79 Orion
2023 Jan 23 05h 07m 06s -00° 41’ 44” 24.83 Orion
2023 Jan 24 05h 06m 34s -00° 12’ 55” 24.87 Orion
2023 Jan 25 05h 06m 10s +00° 15’ 54” 24.92 Orion
2023 Jan 26 05h 05m 49s +00° 44’ 43” 24.96 Orion
2023 Jan 27 05h 05m 35s +01° 13’ 27” 25.00 Orion
2023 Jan 28 05h 05m 27s +01° 42’ 06” 25.04 Orion
2023 Jan 29 05h 05m 26s +02° 10’ 40” 25.08 Orion
2023 Jan 30 05h 05m 29s +02° 39’ 05” 25.13 Orion
2023 Jan 31 05h 05m 36s +03° 07’ 19” 25.17 Orion
2023 Feb 01 05h 05m 49s +03° 35’ 26” 25.21 Orion
2023 Feb 02 05h 06m 07s +04° 03’ 20” 25.25 Orion
2023 Feb 03 05h 06m 30s +04° 31’ 01” 25.29 Orion
2023 Feb 04 05h 06m 57s +04° 58’ 32” 25.33 Orion