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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 Camelopardalis. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 GE is 05h 18m 57s and the Declination is +67° 52’ 57” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 GE is 27.00 (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 18m 57s
+67° 52’ 57”
Camelopardalis
27.00
  • 2020 GE is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the North-North-East direction at an altitude of 66° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2020 GE is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 2020 GE rise and set times.
  • Go to interactive sky chart

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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 Camelopardalis on May, 18 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 GE in Camelopardalis on May, 18 2021
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 6,801,412 kilometers, equivalent to 0.045465 Astronomical Units. Light takes 22.6871 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 GE and arrive to us.

6,801,412
0.045465
22.6871 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 0.004413 Astronomical Units, or 660,118 kilometers:

Tue Sep 24 2024
660,118
0.004413

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 GE brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 GE is 27.00.

27.00

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

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 GE is circumpolar and transits at 13:32 UTC (altitude: 73.6°)

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 16 December 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459200.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.03893822
Orbit inclination i 2.31278135°
Perihelion distance q 0.96443808 AU
144,277,883 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.04258811 AU
155,968,961 km
Semi-major axis a 1.00351309 AU
150,123,422 km
Orbital period period 1.0100 years
367.1834 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Jul-15 12:32:50
2,459,046.0228 JD
Next perihelion transit 2021-Jul-17 16:56
2,459,413.2062 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 116.37300570556°
Longitude of the ascending node node 183.01844737635°
Mean anomaly M 151.45508998977°
Mean motion n 0.98043659°/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
2021 May 11 06h 26m 36s +65° 50’ 25” 26.00 Camelopardalis
2021 May 12 06h 18m 20s +66° 16’ 42” 26.00 Camelopardalis
2021 May 13 06h 09m 43s +66° 40’ 09” 26.00 Camelopardalis
2021 May 14 06h 00m 51s +67° 00’ 34” 26.00 Camelopardalis
2021 May 15 05h 51m 43s +67° 17’ 53” 27.00 Camelopardalis
2021 May 16 05h 42m 24s +67° 31’ 59” 27.00 Camelopardalis
2021 May 17 05h 32m 53s +67° 42’ 45” 27.00 Camelopardalis
2021 May 18 05h 23m 16s +67° 50’ 07” 27.00 Camelopardalis
2021 May 19 05h 13m 36s +67° 54’ 02” 27.00 Camelopardalis
2021 May 20 05h 03m 56s +67° 54’ 29” 27.00 Camelopardalis
2021 May 21 04h 54m 20s +67° 51’ 29” 27.00 Camelopardalis
2021 May 22 04h 44m 53s +67° 45’ 02” 27.00 Camelopardalis
2021 May 23 04h 35m 38s +67° 35’ 15” 27.00 Camelopardalis
2021 May 24 04h 26m 39s +67° 22’ 13” 27.00 Camelopardalis