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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:48  ☀️ Transit: 13:04  🌅 Sunset: 19:21

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KQ4

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KQ4 is currently in the constellation of Aries. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KQ4 is 02h 13m 43s and the Declination is +13° 33’ 36” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KQ4 is 29.20 (JPL).

02h 13m 43s
+13° 33’ 36”
Aries
29.20

Today's rise, transit and set times of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KQ4 from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 76.6°
Max altitude: 52.1°
Azimuth: 283.6°
  • 2020 KQ4 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • Right now it is placed in the South-South-West direction at an altitude of 50° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2020 KQ4 is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KQ4 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KQ4 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 KQ4 in Aries on March, 27 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KQ4 in Aries on March, 27 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 KQ4?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KQ4 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KQ4 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KQ4 from Earth is currently 274,430,162 kilometers, equivalent to 1.834452 Astronomical Units. Light takes 15 minutes and 15.4005 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KQ4 and arrive to us.

274,430,162
1.834452
15 minutes and 15.4005 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KQ4 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 KQ4 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 KQ4 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KQ4 to Earth happens on Sat May 24 2031 at a distance of 0.009566 Astronomical Units, or 1,431,050 kilometers:

Sat May 24 2031
1,431,050
0.009566

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KQ4 Brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KQ4 is 29.20.

29.20

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KQ4, 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 KQ4 as a function of time

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KQ4 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KQ4 at epoch 20 January 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.13271703
Orbit inclination i 4.89681038°
Perihelion distance q 0.92417765 AU
138,255,008 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.20702445 AU
180,568,288 km
Semi-major axis a 1.06560105 AU
159,411,648 km
Orbital period period 1.1000 years
401.7819 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2022-May-29 14:33:26
2,459,729.1066 JD
Next perihelion transit 2023-Jul-05 09:19
2,460,130.8885 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 106.81241449852°
Longitude of the ascending node node 60.353382356358°
Mean anomaly M 244.76743119182°
Mean motion n 0.89600847°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KQ4 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KQ4 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KQ4 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 KQ4
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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KQ4 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KQ4 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 KQ4 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2023 Mar 20 01h 48m 25s +10° 57’ 07” 29.24 Aries
2023 Mar 21 01h 51m 42s +11° 18’ 02” 29.24 Aries
2023 Mar 22 01h 55m 00s +11° 38’ 52” 29.23 Aries
2023 Mar 23 01h 58m 18s +11° 59’ 35” 29.23 Aries
2023 Mar 24 02h 01m 36s +12° 20’ 11” 29.22 Aries
2023 Mar 25 02h 04m 57s +12° 40’ 40” 29.22 Aries
2023 Mar 26 02h 08m 17s +13° 01’ 00” 29.21 Aries
2023 Mar 27 02h 11m 39s +13° 21’ 14” 29.20 Aries
2023 Mar 28 02h 15m 01s +13° 41’ 18” 29.20 Aries
2023 Mar 29 02h 18m 24s +14° 01’ 15” 29.19 Aries
2023 Mar 30 02h 21m 48s +14° 21’ 02” 29.19 Aries
2023 Mar 31 02h 25m 14s +14° 40’ 41” 29.18 Aries
2023 Apr 01 02h 28m 41s +15° 00’ 11” 29.18 Aries
2023 Apr 02 02h 32m 08s +15° 19’ 31” 29.17 Aries