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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KD1

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KD1 is currently in the constellation of Cetus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KD1 is 02h 29m 58s and the Declination is -20° 47’ 15” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KD1 is 26.06 (JPL).

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02h 29m 58s
-20° 47’ 15”

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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KD1 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KD1 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 KD1 in Cetus on May, 31 2020
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KD1 in Cetus on May, 31 2020
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]

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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KD1 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KD1 from Earth is currently 6,530,903 kilometers, equivalent to 0.043656 Astronomical Units. Light takes 21.7847 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KD1 and arrive to us.

21.7847 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KD1 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 KD1 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 KD1 to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KD1 to Earth happens on Fri May 22 2020 at a distance of 0.00366475 Astronomical Units, or 548,238 kilometers:

Fri May 22 2020

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

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KD1 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KD1 is 26.06.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KD1, 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 KD1 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KD1 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 KD1 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 110.8°
Max altitude: 17.8°
Azimuth: 249.2°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KD1 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 KD1 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KD1 at epoch 18 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458988.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.36940047
Orbit inclination i 8.53644323°
Perihelion distance q 0.95957494 AU
143,550,369 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.08379855 AU
311,731,827 km
Semi-major axis a 1.52168675 AU
227,641,098 km
Orbital period period 1.8800 years
685.6245 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Jun-22 07:41:54
2,459,022.8208 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 216.00622278244°
Longitude of the ascending node node 62.151998264873°
Mean anomaly M 341.97923284164°
Mean motion n 0.52506877°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KD1 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KD1 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KD1 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 KD1
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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KD1 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KD1 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 KD1 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 May 24 01h 23m 56s -17° 33’ 05” 23.00 Cetus
2020 May 25 01h 54m 19s -19° 19’ 29” 24.00 Cetus
2020 May 26 02h 08m 12s -20° 00’ 33” 25.00 Cetus
2020 May 27 02h 16m 09s -20° 21’ 10” 25.00 Cetus
2020 May 28 02h 21m 16s -20° 32’ 48” 26.00 Cetus
2020 May 29 02h 24m 55s -20° 39’ 36” 26.00 Cetus
2020 May 30 02h 27m 37s -20° 43’ 24” 26.00 Cetus
2020 May 31 02h 29m 44s -20° 45’ 11” 26.00 Cetus
2020 Jun 01 02h 31m 28s -20° 45’ 29” 27.00 Cetus
2020 Jun 02 02h 32m 56s -20° 44’ 34” 27.00 Cetus
2020 Jun 03 02h 34m 10s -20° 42’ 42” 27.00 Cetus
2020 Jun 04 02h 35m 17s -20° 40’ 00” 27.00 Cetus
2020 Jun 05 02h 36m 19s -20° 36’ 35” 27.00 Cetus
2020 Jun 06 02h 37m 14s -20° 32’ 33” 27.00 Cetus