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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 MO

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 MO is currently in the constellation of Eridanus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 MO is 01h 51m 04s and the Declination is -52° 13’ 57” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 MO is 20.00 (JPL).

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01h 51m 04s
-52° 13’ 57”

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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 MO Position and Finder Charts

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

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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 MO Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 MO from Earth is currently 4,752,100 kilometers, equivalent to 0.031766 Astronomical Units. Light takes 15.8513 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 MO and arrive to us.

15.8513 seconds

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

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 MO to Earth happens on Sat Jul 4 2020 at a distance of 0.02405015 Astronomical Units, or 3,597,851 kilometers:

Sat Jul 4 2020

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

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 MO brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 MO is 20.00.


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

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 MO 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 MO 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 MO 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 MO Orbital Elements

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

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.58530101
Orbit inclination i 6.83634633°
Perihelion distance q 1.00731619 AU
150,692,358 km
Aphelion distance Q 3.85074339 AU
576,063,012 km
Semi-major axis a 2.42902979 AU
363,377,685 km
Orbital period period 3.7900 years
1,382.7628 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Jul-21 01:30:58
2,459,051.5632 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 209.34326714468°
Longitude of the ascending node node 93.719282164323°
Mean anomaly M 346.70578786231°
Mean motion n 0.26034834°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 MO Orbit

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

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

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Jun 30 16h 52m 40s -39° 33’ 20” 18.00 Scorpius
2020 Jul 01 17h 15m 42s -47° 28’ 54” 18.00 Ara
2020 Jul 02 17h 55m 12s -56° 34’ 28” 18.00 Ara
2020 Jul 03 19h 09m 50s -65° 23’ 30” 18.00 Pavo
2020 Jul 04 21h 22m 13s -70° 09’ 32” 19.00 Pavo
2020 Jul 05 23h 40m 22s -67° 35’ 18” 19.00 Tucana
2020 Jul 06 01h 01m 12s -60° 59’ 13” 19.00 Tucana
2020 Jul 07 01h 43m 44s -54° 04’ 28” 20.00 Eridanus
2020 Jul 08 02h 08m 20s -48° 03’ 07” 20.00 Eridanus
2020 Jul 09 02h 24m 02s -43° 04’ 22” 21.00 Phoenix
2020 Jul 10 02h 34m 50s -39° 00’ 18” 21.00 Fornax
2020 Jul 11 02h 42m 42s -35° 40’ 18” 21.00 Fornax
2020 Jul 12 02h 48m 42s -32° 54’ 56” 22.00 Fornax
2020 Jul 13 02h 53m 25s -30° 36’ 42” 22.00 Fornax