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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KQ7

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KQ7 is currently in the constellation of Leo. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KQ7 is 11h 18m 30s and the Declination is +15° 37’ 29” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KQ7 is 23.73 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KQ7 [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]:

11h 18m 30s
+15° 37’ 29”

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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KQ7 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KQ7 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 KQ7 in Leo on July, 07 2020
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KQ7 in Leo on July, 07 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 KQ7 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KQ7 from Earth is currently 4,443,143 kilometers, equivalent to 0.029701 Astronomical Units. Light takes 14.8207 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KQ7 and arrive to us.

14.8207 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KQ7 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 KQ7 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 KQ7 to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KQ7 to Earth happens on Sun Jun 28 2020 at a distance of 0.02650803 Astronomical Units, or 3,965,545 kilometers:

Sun Jun 28 2020

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

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KQ7 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KQ7 is 23.73.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KQ7, 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 KQ7 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KQ7 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 KQ7 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 74.3°
Max altitude: 54.0°
Azimuth: 285.4°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KQ7 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 KQ7 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KQ7 at epoch 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.11444190
Orbit inclination i 2.11285706°
Perihelion distance q 0.85770466 AU
128,310,791 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.07938939 AU
161,474,354 km
Semi-major axis a 0.96854702 AU
144,892,572 km
Orbital period period 0.9500 years
348.1605 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Oct-13 08:37:48
2,459,135.8596 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 285.04027878159°
Longitude of the ascending node node 112.65929437638°
Mean anomaly M 220.03739062102°
Mean motion n 1.03400588°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KQ7 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KQ7 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KQ7 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 KQ7
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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KQ7 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KQ7 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 KQ7 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Jun 30 12h 49m 39s +18° 27’ 24” 22.02 Coma
2020 Jul 01 12h 36m 07s +18° 11’ 48” 22.20 Coma
2020 Jul 02 12h 22m 51s +17° 53’ 12” 22.39 Coma
2020 Jul 03 12h 09m 52s +17° 32’ 04” 22.60 Coma
2020 Jul 04 11h 57m 15s +17° 08’ 48” 22.83 Leo
2020 Jul 05 11h 44m 58s +16° 43’ 49” 23.07 Leo
2020 Jul 06 11h 33m 07s +16° 17’ 30” 23.34 Leo
2020 Jul 07 11h 21m 42s +15° 50’ 16” 23.61 Leo
2020 Jul 08 11h 10m 45s +15° 22’ 30” 24.00 Leo
2020 Jul 09 11h 00m 14s +14° 54’ 30” 24.00 Leo
2020 Jul 10 10h 50m 11s +14° 26’ 36” 25.00 Leo
2020 Jul 11 10h 40m 36s +13° 59’ 03” 25.00 Leo
2020 Jul 12 10h 31m 27s +13° 32’ 03” 25.00 Leo
2020 Jul 13 10h 22m 45s +13° 05’ 48” 26.00 Leo