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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 MX

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 MX is currently in the constellation of Aquarius. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 MX is 21h 00m 32s and the Declination is -10° 25’ 40” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 MX is 19.00 (JPL).

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

21h 00m 32s
-10° 25’ 40”
  • 2020 MX is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the West-South-West direction at an altitude of 10° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2020 MX is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 2020 MX rise and set times.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 MX Position and Finder Charts

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

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 MX Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 MX from Earth is currently 7,504,738 kilometers, equivalent to 0.050166 Astronomical Units. Light takes 25.0331 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 MX and arrive to us.

25.0331 seconds

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

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 MX to Earth happens on Sat Jul 23 2039 at a distance of 0.03383301 Astronomical Units, or 5,061,346 kilometers:

Sat Jul 23 2039

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

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 MX brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 MX is 19.00.


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

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

Azimuth: 99.9°
Max altitude: 28.0°
Azimuth: 259.7°

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

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

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.27828908
Orbit inclination i 4.46645029°
Perihelion distance q 0.60047358 AU
89,829,569 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.06355440 AU
159,105,474 km
Semi-major axis a 0.83201399 AU
124,467,521 km
Orbital period period 0.7600 years
277.2007 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Feb-10 11:46:39
2,458,889.9907 JD
Next perihelion transit 2020-Nov-13 16:35
2,459,167.1915 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 176.86913035294°
Longitude of the ascending node node 282.76531304124°
Mean anomaly M 143.51815007127°
Mean motion n 1.29869788°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 MX Orbit

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

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

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Jun 30 21h 56m 09s -14° 47’ 04” 20.00 Capricornus
2020 Jul 01 21h 50m 27s -14° 20’ 11” 20.00 Capricornus
2020 Jul 02 21h 44m 15s -13° 50’ 53” 20.00 Capricornus
2020 Jul 03 21h 37m 26s -13° 18’ 50” 20.00 Capricornus
2020 Jul 04 21h 29m 58s -12° 43’ 41” 20.00 Capricornus
2020 Jul 05 21h 21m 50s -12° 05’ 02” 19.00 Aquarius
2020 Jul 06 21h 12m 56s -11° 22’ 26” 19.00 Aquarius
2020 Jul 07 21h 03m 14s -10° 35’ 26” 19.00 Aquarius
2020 Jul 08 20h 52m 40s -09° 43’ 40” 19.00 Aquarius
2020 Jul 09 20h 41m 11s -08° 46’ 41” 19.00 Aquarius
2020 Jul 10 20h 28m 46s -07° 44’ 12” 19.00 Aquila
2020 Jul 11 20h 15m 25s -06° 36’ 02” 18.00 Aquila
2020 Jul 12 20h 01m 09s -05° 22’ 15” 18.00 Aquila
2020 Jul 13 19h 46m 00s -04° 03’ 14” 18.00 Aquila