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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KZ2

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KZ2 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 KZ2 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KZ2 is currently in the constellation of Telescopium. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KZ2 is 20h 25m 50s and the Declination is -44° 43’ 01” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KZ2 is 23.71 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KZ2 [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]:

20h 25m 50s
-44° 43’ 01”
Telescopium
23.71

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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KZ2 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KZ2 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 KZ2 in Telescopium on November, 24 2020
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KZ2 in Telescopium on November, 24 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 KZ2 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KZ2 from Earth is currently 2,566,311 kilometers, equivalent to 0.017155 Astronomical Units. Light takes 8.5603 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KZ2 and arrive to us.

2,566,311
0.017155
8.5603 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KZ2 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 KZ2 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 KZ2 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KZ2 to Earth happens on Sat Nov 28 2020 at a distance of 0.014581 Astronomical Units, or 2,181,253 kilometers:

Sat Nov 28 2020
2,181,253
0.014581

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KZ2 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KZ2 is 23.71.

23.71

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KZ2, 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 KZ2 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KZ2 rise and set times

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KZ2 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KZ2 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 KZ2 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KZ2 at epoch 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.02877031
Orbit inclination i 7.23106217°
Perihelion distance q 0.97637385 AU
146,063,450 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.03421923 AU
154,716,996 km
Semi-major axis a 1.00529654 AU
150,390,223 km
Orbital period period 1.0100 years
368.1626 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2019-Dec-02 17:39:12
2,458,820.2356 JD
Next perihelion transit 2020-Dec-04 21:33
2,459,188.3982 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 7.4976636709807°
Longitude of the ascending node node 64.956189586505°
Mean anomaly M 176.26775131094°
Mean motion n 0.97782872°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KZ2 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KZ2 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KZ2 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 KZ2
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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KZ2 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KZ2 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 KZ2 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Nov 17 21h 06m 46s -72° 35’ 08” 24.01 Pavo
2020 Nov 18 20h 59m 44s -70° 14’ 47” 23.93 Pavo
2020 Nov 19 20h 53m 17s -67° 32’ 48” 23.86 Pavo
2020 Nov 20 20h 47m 15s -64° 24’ 57” 23.80 Pavo
2020 Nov 21 20h 41m 38s -60° 46’ 14” 23.74 Pavo
2020 Nov 22 20h 36m 20s -56° 30’ 50” 23.70 Indus
2020 Nov 23 20h 31m 21s -51° 32’ 31” 23.67 Indus
2020 Nov 24 20h 26m 36s -45° 45’ 33” 23.65 Telescopium
2020 Nov 25 20h 22m 06s -39° 06’ 07” 24.00 Sagittarius
2020 Nov 26 20h 17m 48s -31° 34’ 54” 24.00 Sagittarius
2020 Nov 27 20h 13m 41s -23° 19’ 42” 24.00 Capricornus
2020 Nov 28 20h 09m 43s -14° 36’ 56” 24.00 Capricornus
2020 Nov 29 20h 05m 56s -05° 49’ 36” 24.00 Aquila
2020 Nov 30 20h 02m 17s +02° 38’ 02” 23.00 Aquila