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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 ME3

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 ME3 is currently in the constellation of Lupus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 ME3 is 15h 03m 05s and the Declination is -37° 11’ 07” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 ME3 is 21.00 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2020 ME3 [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]:

15h 03m 05s
-37° 11’ 07”

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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 ME3 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2020 ME3 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 ME3 in Lupus on July, 07 2020
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 ME3 in Lupus 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 ME3?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2020 ME3 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 ME3 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 ME3 from Earth is currently 7,567,529 kilometers, equivalent to 0.050586 Astronomical Units. Light takes 25.2426 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 ME3 and arrive to us.

25.2426 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 ME3 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 ME3 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 ME3 to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 ME3 to Earth happens on Sun Jul 13 2087 at a distance of 0.03335413 Astronomical Units, or 4,989,706 kilometers:

Sun Jul 13 2087

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

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 ME3 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 ME3 is 21.00.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 ME3, 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 ME3 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 ME3 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 ME3 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 128.3°
Max altitude: 0.1°
Azimuth: 231.6°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 ME3 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 ME3 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 ME3 at epoch 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.30599230
Orbit inclination i 3.93984479°
Perihelion distance q 1.03024793 AU
154,122,897 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.93873335 AU
290,030,381 km
Semi-major axis a 1.48449064 AU
222,076,639 km
Orbital period period 1.8100 years
660.6396 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Jul-27 12:05:26
2,459,058.0038 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 214.77400142696°
Longitude of the ascending node node 90.088361625736°
Mean anomaly M 328.66467332482°
Mean motion n 0.54492644°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 ME3 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 ME3 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 ME3 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 ME3
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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 ME3 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 ME3 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 ME3 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Jun 30 15h 06m 02s -24° 10’ 59” 22.00 Libra
2020 Jul 01 15h 05m 27s -25° 35’ 17” 22.00 Libra
2020 Jul 02 15h 04m 56s -27° 05’ 47” 22.00 Libra
2020 Jul 03 15h 04m 27s -28° 42’ 57” 22.00 Libra
2020 Jul 04 15h 04m 03s -30° 27’ 19” 22.00 Lupus
2020 Jul 05 15h 03m 41s -32° 19’ 24” 22.00 Lupus
2020 Jul 06 15h 03m 23s -34° 19’ 49” 21.00 Lupus
2020 Jul 07 15h 03m 10s -36° 29’ 04” 21.00 Lupus
2020 Jul 08 15h 03m 00s -38° 47’ 44” 21.00 Lupus
2020 Jul 09 15h 02m 57s -41° 16’ 22” 21.00 Centaurus
2020 Jul 10 15h 02m 58s -43° 55’ 22” 21.00 Lupus
2020 Jul 11 15h 03m 10s -46° 45’ 06” 21.00 Lupus
2020 Jul 12 15h 03m 29s -49° 45’ 43” 21.00 Lupus
2020 Jul 13 15h 04m 03s -52° 57’ 14” 21.00 Lupus