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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KR

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KR is currently in the constellation of Eridanus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KR is 03h 36m 14s and the Declination is -02° 04’ 12” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KR is 31.00 (JPL).

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

03h 36m 14s
-02° 04’ 12”

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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KR Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KR 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 KR in Eridanus on May, 31 2020
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KR in Eridanus 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 KR Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KR from Earth is currently 13,130,335 kilometers, equivalent to 0.087771 Astronomical Units. Light takes 43.7981 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KR and arrive to us.

43.7981 seconds

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

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KR to Earth happens on Wed May 20 2020 at a distance of 0.00265672 Astronomical Units, or 397,440 kilometers:

Wed May 20 2020

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

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KR brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KR is 31.00.


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

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

Azimuth: 92.0°
Max altitude: 36.5°
Azimuth: 268.0°

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

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

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.45320852
Orbit inclination i 9.42509843°
Perihelion distance q 0.78179406 AU
116,954,726 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.07777519 AU
310,830,745 km
Semi-major axis a 1.42978462 AU
213,892,736 km
Orbital period period 1.7100 years
624.4596 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Jul-10 23:59:56
2,459,041.5000 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 253.72856278578°
Longitude of the ascending node node 59.812698765114°
Mean anomaly M 336.36358628085°
Mean motion n 0.57649845°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KR Orbit

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

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

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 May 24 03h 24m 23s -01° 12’ 20” 30.00 Taurus
2020 May 25 03h 27m 59s -01° 32’ 41” 30.00 Eridanus
2020 May 26 03h 30m 24s -01° 45’ 24” 31.00 Eridanus
2020 May 27 03h 32m 09s -01° 53’ 31” 31.00 Eridanus
2020 May 28 03h 33m 30s -01° 58’ 39” 31.00 Eridanus
2020 May 29 03h 34m 35s -02° 01’ 36” 31.00 Eridanus
2020 May 30 03h 35m 27s -02° 02’ 57” 31.00 Eridanus
2020 May 31 03h 36m 12s -02° 02’ 57” 31.00 Eridanus
2020 Jun 01 03h 36m 52s -02° 01’ 50” 31.00 Eridanus
2020 Jun 02 03h 37m 28s -01° 59’ 45” 31.00 Eridanus
2020 Jun 03 03h 38m 03s -01° 56’ 50” 31.00 Eridanus
2020 Jun 04 03h 38m 35s -01° 53’ 08” 31.00 Eridanus
2020 Jun 05 03h 39m 06s -01° 48’ 42” 31.00 Eridanus
2020 Jun 06 03h 39m 36s -01° 43’ 35” 31.00 Eridanus