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).
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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.
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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.
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.
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:
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KZ2 brightness
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.
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 KZ2 rise and set times
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
|Perihelion distance||q||0.97637385 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2019-Dec-02 17:39:12
|Next perihelion transit||2020-Dec-04 21:33
|Argument of perihelion||peri||7.4976636709807°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||64.956189586505°|
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!
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.
|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|