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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 GY1

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 GY1 is currently in the constellation of Ophiucus.

The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 GY1 is 17h 44m 32s and the Declination is -09° 07’ 47” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 GY1 is 27.17 (JPL).

17h 44m 32s
-09° 07’ 47”

Today's rise, transit and set times of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 GY1 from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 99.1°
Max altitude: 29.3°
Azimuth: 260.8°
  • 2020 GY1 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2020 GY1 is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 GY1 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2020 GY1 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.

Finder chart of 2020 GY1 in Ophiucus on June,02 2023
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 GY1 in Ophiucus on June, 02 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Finder chart of 2020 GY1
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 GY1 in Ophiucus on June, 02 2023
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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Also check out Where is Asteroid (NEO) 2020 GY1?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2020 GY1 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 GY1 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 GY1 from Earth is currently 87,212,413 kilometers, equivalent to 0.582979 Astronomical Units. Light takes 4 minutes and 50.9093 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 GY1 and arrive to us.

4 minutes and 50.9093 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 GY1 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.

Chart of the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 GY1 from Earth in Astronomical Units (au)

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 GY1 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 GY1 to Earth happens on Tue Apr 5 2033 at a distance of 0.006218 Astronomical Units, or 930,127 kilometers:

Tue Apr 5 2033

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 GY1 Brightness and Light Curve

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 GY1, 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.

Chart of the magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 GY1 as a function of time

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 GY1 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 GY1 at epoch 24 February 2023 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.40938521
Orbit inclination i 5.96693411°
Perihelion distance q 0.75481336 AU
112,918,471 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.80121258 AU
269,457,567 km
Semi-major axis a 1.27801297 AU
191,188,019 km
Orbital period period 1.4448 years
527.7173 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2022-Dec-30 15:09:00
2,459,944.1313 JD
Next perihelion transit 2024-Jun-10 08:21
2,460,471.8485 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 278.99778459926°
Longitude of the ascending node node 195.56463086866°
Mean anomaly M 38.453825166937°
Mean motion n 0.68218346°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 GY1 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 GY1 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 GY1 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 GY1
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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 GY1 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 GY1 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 GY1 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2023 May 26 18h 02m 21s -09° 47’ 21” 27.31 Ophiucus
2023 May 27 18h 00m 09s -09° 41’ 27” 27.29 Ophiucus
2023 May 28 17h 57m 55s -09° 35’ 48” 27.27 Ophiucus
2023 May 29 17h 55m 38s -09° 30’ 20” 27.25 Ophiucus
2023 May 30 17h 53m 21s -09° 25’ 08” 27.23 Ophiucus
2023 May 31 17h 51m 02s -09° 20’ 09” 27.21 Ophiucus
2023 Jun 01 17h 48m 42s -09° 15’ 25” 27.20 Ophiucus
2023 Jun 02 17h 46m 22s -09° 10’ 55” 27.18 Ophiucus
2023 Jun 03 17h 44m 00s -09° 06’ 42” 27.17 Ophiucus
2023 Jun 04 17h 41m 39s -09° 02’ 43” 27.15 Ophiucus
2023 Jun 05 17h 39m 16s -08° 58’ 59” 27.14 Ophiucus
2023 Jun 06 17h 36m 56s -08° 55’ 31” 27.14 Ophiucus
2023 Jun 07 17h 34m 33s -08° 52’ 18” 27.13 Ophiucus
2023 Jun 08 17h 32m 13s -08° 49’ 22” 27.13 Ophiucus