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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KP

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KP is currently in the constellation of Cetus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KP is 02h 36m 59s and the Declination is +05° 42’ 04” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KP is 30.00 (JPL).

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

02h 36m 59s
+05° 42’ 04”

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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KP Position and Finder Charts

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

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

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KP Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KP from Earth is currently 10,760,584 kilometers, equivalent to 0.071930 Astronomical Units. Light takes 35.8934 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KP and arrive to us.

35.8934 seconds

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

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KP to Earth happens on Fri May 22 2020 at a distance of 0.00700320 Astronomical Units, or 1,047,665 kilometers:

Fri May 22 2020

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

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KP brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KP is 30.00.


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

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

Azimuth: 84.3°
Max altitude: 44.3°
Azimuth: 275.9°

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

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KP at epoch 16 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458986.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.53662505
Orbit inclination i 3.57478164°
Perihelion distance q 0.84491730 AU
126,397,830 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.80188022 AU
419,155,316 km
Semi-major axis a 1.82339876 AU
272,776,573 km
Orbital period period 2.4600 years
899.3338 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Jul-03 01:38:55
2,459,033.5687 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 238.7828169391°
Longitude of the ascending node node 61.012343524955°
Mean anomaly M 341.15857473208°
Mean motion n 0.40029631°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KP Orbit

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

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

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 May 24 01h 35m 24s -00° 03’ 16” 26.00 Cetus
2020 May 25 01h 59m 02s +02° 10’ 08” 27.00 Cetus
2020 May 26 02h 12m 12s +03° 24’ 11” 28.00 Cetus
2020 May 27 02h 20m 35s +04° 11’ 11” 29.00 Cetus
2020 May 28 02h 26m 26s +04° 43’ 51” 29.00 Cetus
2020 May 29 02h 30m 45s +05° 08’ 09” 29.00 Cetus
2020 May 30 02h 34m 05s +05° 27’ 12” 30.00 Cetus
2020 May 31 02h 36m 46s +05° 42’ 47” 30.00 Cetus
2020 Jun 01 02h 38m 59s +05° 55’ 59” 30.00 Cetus
2020 Jun 02 02h 40m 54s +06° 07’ 31” 30.00 Cetus
2020 Jun 03 02h 42m 36s +06° 17’ 53” 30.00 Cetus
2020 Jun 04 02h 44m 05s +06° 27’ 24” 30.00 Cetus
2020 Jun 05 02h 45m 28s +06° 36’ 18” 30.00 Cetus
2020 Jun 06 02h 46m 45s +06° 44’ 47” 30.00 Cetus