Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KU
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KU is currently in the constellation of Cetus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KU is 02h 38m 57s and the Declination is -15° 09’ 27” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KU is 27.00 (JPL).
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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KU Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KU 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.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KU Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KU from Earth is currently 4,718,530 kilometers, equivalent to 0.031541 Astronomical Units. Light takes 15.7393 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KU and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KU 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 KU to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KU to Earth happens on Sat May 23 2020 at a distance of 0.00281364 Astronomical Units, or 420,915 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KU brightness
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KU, 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 KU rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KU 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 KU Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.95842177 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2020-Jun-28 11:35:02
|Argument of perihelion||peri||220.50637198389°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||63.277217968436°|
Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KU Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KU with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KU 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 KU 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KU 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 KU in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2020 May 24||00h 25m 44s||+01° 44’ 36”||22.00||Pisces|
|2020 May 25||01h 40m 18s||-08° 16’ 45”||24.00||Cetus|
|2020 May 26||02h 06m 24s||-11° 32’ 18”||25.00||Cetus|
|2020 May 27||02h 19m 20s||-13° 04’ 00”||26.00||Cetus|
|2020 May 28||02h 27m 05s||-13° 56’ 02”||26.00||Cetus|
|2020 May 29||02h 32m 13s||-14° 28’ 50”||27.00||Cetus|
|2020 May 30||02h 35m 54s||-14° 50’ 45”||27.00||Cetus|
|2020 May 31||02h 38m 43s||-15° 05’ 54”||27.00||Cetus|
|2020 Jun 01||02h 40m 55s||-15° 16’ 27”||27.00||Cetus|
|2020 Jun 02||02h 42m 43s||-15° 23’ 41”||27.00||Cetus|
|2020 Jun 03||02h 44m 16s||-15° 28’ 24”||28.00||Cetus|
|2020 Jun 04||02h 45m 35s||-15° 31’ 09”||28.00||Eridanus|
|2020 Jun 05||02h 46m 46s||-15° 32’ 18”||28.00||Eridanus|
|2020 Jun 06||02h 47m 52s||-15° 32’ 08”||28.00||Eridanus|