Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KQ4
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KQ4 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 KQ4 Impact Earth?.
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KQ4 is currently in the constellation of Capricornus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KQ4 is 21h 08m 29s and the Declination is -20° 45’ 41” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KQ4 is 29.13 (JPL).
Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KQ4 [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]:
- 2020 KQ4 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
- It is visible looking in the South-East direction at an altitude of 7° above the horizon.
- Given its current magnitude, 2020 KQ4 is visible only through long exposure photography.
- See also 2020 KQ4 rise and set times.
- Go to interactive sky chart
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Additional information about Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KQ4 available on TheSkyLive:
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.
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 181,641,358 kilometers, equivalent to 1.214197 Astronomical Units. Light takes 10 minutes and 5.8904 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KQ4 and arrive to us.
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.
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:
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KQ4 brightness
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.
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KQ4 rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KQ4 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 KQ4 Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.92414939 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2021-Apr-22 18:54:00
|Next perihelion transit||2022-May-29 13:00
|Argument of perihelion||peri||106.78284975904°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||60.359947591102°|
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!
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.
|2021 Nov 23||20h 44m 04s||-22° 45’ 51”||29.09||Capricornus|
|2021 Nov 24||20h 47m 21s||-22° 30’ 37”||29.10||Capricornus|
|2021 Nov 25||20h 50m 35s||-22° 15’ 10”||29.10||Capricornus|
|2021 Nov 26||20h 53m 51s||-21° 59’ 30”||29.11||Capricornus|
|2021 Nov 27||20h 57m 05s||-21° 43’ 37”||29.11||Capricornus|
|2021 Nov 28||21h 00m 17s||-21° 27’ 33”||29.12||Capricornus|
|2021 Nov 29||21h 03m 30s||-21° 11’ 17”||29.12||Capricornus|
|2021 Nov 30||21h 06m 42s||-20° 54’ 51”||29.13||Capricornus|
|2021 Dec 01||21h 09m 53s||-20° 38’ 11”||29.13||Capricornus|
|2021 Dec 02||21h 13m 05s||-20° 21’ 20”||29.14||Capricornus|
|2021 Dec 03||21h 16m 14s||-20° 04’ 18”||29.14||Capricornus|
|2021 Dec 04||21h 19m 24s||-19° 47’ 06”||29.14||Capricornus|
|2021 Dec 05||21h 22m 33s||-19° 29’ 42”||29.15||Capricornus|
|2021 Dec 06||21h 25m 41s||-19° 12’ 07”||29.15||Capricornus|