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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 MK

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 MK is currently in the constellation of Gemini. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 MK is 07h 02m 44s and the Declination is +18° 19’ 34” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 MK is 44.47 (JPL).

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

07h 02m 44s
+18° 19’ 34”
Gemini
44.47
  • 2020 MK is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the East direction at an altitude of 27° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2020 MK is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 2020 MK rise and set times.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 MK Position and Finder Charts

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

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 MK Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 MK from Earth is currently 15,643,421 kilometers, equivalent to 0.104570 Astronomical Units. Light takes 52.1808 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 MK and arrive to us.

15,643,421
0.104570
52.1808 seconds

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

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 MK to Earth happens on Tue Jun 26 2057 at a distance of 0.02136562 Astronomical Units, or 3,196,251 kilometers:

Tue Jun 26 2057
3,196,251
0.021366

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

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 MK brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 MK is 44.47.

44.47

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

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

Azimuth: 71.5°
Max altitude: 56.7°
Azimuth: 287.8°

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

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 MK at epoch 17 June 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459018.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.61079246
Orbit inclination i 9.17469787°
Perihelion distance q 0.65337630 AU
97,743,703 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.70409359 AU
404,526,644 km
Semi-major axis a 1.67873494 AU
251,135,173 km
Orbital period period 2.1800 years
794.4592 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Aug-16 21:12:06
2,459,078.3834 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 258.50159504316°
Longitude of the ascending node node 102.40455679154°
Mean anomaly M 332.8645258743°
Mean motion n 0.45313841°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 MK Orbit

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

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

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Jun 30 09h 16m 38s +38° 10’ 39” 22.00 Lynx
2020 Jul 01 08h 31m 59s +33° 18’ 33” 25.00 Lynx
2020 Jul 02 08h 03m 02s +29° 14’ 44” 27.00 Gemini
2020 Jul 03 07h 43m 21s +26° 02’ 42” 30.00 Gemini
2020 Jul 04 07h 29m 14s +23° 32’ 26” 35.00 Gemini
2020 Jul 05 07h 18m 45s +21° 33’ 42” 41.00 Gemini
2020 Jul 06 07h 10m 40s +19° 58’ 33” 48.00 Gemini
2020 Jul 07 07h 04m 15s +18° 41’ 12” 46.00 Gemini
2020 Jul 08 06h 59m 06s +17° 37’ 28” 41.00 Gemini
2020 Jul 09 06h 54m 51s +16° 44’ 23” 37.00 Gemini
2020 Jul 10 06h 51m 20s +15° 59’ 44” 35.00 Gemini
2020 Jul 11 06h 48m 24s +15° 21’ 54” 33.00 Gemini
2020 Jul 12 06h 45m 55s +14° 49’ 37” 32.00 Gemini
2020 Jul 13 06h 43m 48s +14° 21’ 59” 31.00 Gemini