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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 ME1

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 ME1 is currently in the constellation of Taurus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 ME1 is 04h 42m 46s and the Declination is +26° 00’ 50” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 ME1 is 27.00 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2020 ME1 [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]:

04h 42m 46s
+26° 00’ 50”
  • 2020 ME1 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the East-South-East direction at an altitude of 53° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2020 ME1 is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 2020 ME1 rise and set times.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 ME1 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2020 ME1 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 ME1 in Taurus on July, 07 2020
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 ME1 in Taurus 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]

Also check out Where is Asteroid (NEO) 2020 ME1?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2020 ME1 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 ME1 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 ME1 from Earth is currently 8,589,024 kilometers, equivalent to 0.057414 Astronomical Units. Light takes 28.6499 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 ME1 and arrive to us.

28.6499 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 ME1 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 ME1 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 ME1 to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 ME1 to Earth happens on Tue Jun 27 2028 at a distance of 0.00433795 Astronomical Units, or 648,949 kilometers:

Tue Jun 27 2028

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

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 ME1 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 ME1 is 27.00.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 ME1, 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 ME1 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 ME1 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 ME1 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 63.9°
Max altitude: 64.5°
Azimuth: 296.0°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 ME1 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 ME1 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 ME1 at epoch 21 June 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459022.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.52390180
Orbit inclination i 1.09761992°
Perihelion distance q 0.90628811 AU
135,578,773 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.90085971 AU
433,962,437 km
Semi-major axis a 1.90357391 AU
284,770,605 km
Orbital period period 2.6300 years
959.2969 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Aug-02 18:11:29
2,459,064.2580 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 47.58748619096°
Longitude of the ascending node node 275.23654954758°
Mean anomaly M 344.32928028858°
Mean motion n 0.37527485°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 ME1 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 ME1 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 ME1 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 ME1
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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 ME1 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 ME1 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 ME1 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Jun 30 06h 10m 28s +28° 21’ 25” 36.00 Auriga
2020 Jul 01 05h 31m 55s +27° 47’ 56” 30.00 Taurus
2020 Jul 02 05h 12m 56s +27° 16’ 08” 28.00 Taurus
2020 Jul 03 05h 01m 49s +26° 52’ 40” 28.00 Taurus
2020 Jul 04 04h 54m 36s +26° 35’ 21” 28.00 Taurus
2020 Jul 05 04h 49m 36s +26° 22’ 18” 28.00 Taurus
2020 Jul 06 04h 46m 00s +26° 12’ 10” 27.00 Taurus
2020 Jul 07 04h 43m 18s +26° 04’ 09” 27.00 Taurus
2020 Jul 08 04h 41m 17s +25° 57’ 42” 27.00 Taurus
2020 Jul 09 04h 39m 44s +25° 52’ 27” 27.00 Taurus
2020 Jul 10 04h 38m 35s +25° 48’ 08” 27.00 Taurus
2020 Jul 11 04h 37m 42s +25° 44’ 35” 27.00 Taurus
2020 Jul 12 04h 37m 05s +25° 41’ 38” 27.00 Taurus
2020 Jul 13 04h 36m 38s +25° 39’ 11” 27.00 Taurus