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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 OK5

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 OK5 is a Near Earth Object. If you've heard news about a potential impact of this asteroid with the Earth, please check out Will Asteroid Asteroid (NEO) 2020 OK5 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 OK5 is currently in the constellation of Hercules. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 OK5 is 18h 01m 16s and the Declination is +43° 26’ 42” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 OK5 is 20.32 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2020 OK5 [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]:

18h 01m 16s
+43° 26’ 42”
  • 2020 OK5 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the West-North-West direction at an altitude of 51° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2020 OK5 is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 2020 OK5 rise and set times.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 OK5 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2020 OK5 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 OK5 in Hercules on October, 21 2020
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 OK5 in Hercules on October, 21 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 OK5?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2020 OK5 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 OK5 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 OK5 from Earth is currently 2,565,612 kilometers, equivalent to 0.017150 Astronomical Units. Light takes 8.5580 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 OK5 and arrive to us.

8.5580 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 OK5 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 OK5 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 OK5 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 OK5 to Earth happens on Thu Oct 29 2020 at a distance of 0.016432 Astronomical Units, or 2,458,223 kilometers:

Thu Oct 29 2020

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 OK5 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 OK5 is 20.32.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 OK5, 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 OK5 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 OK5 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 OK5 is circumpolar and transits at 15:59 UTC (altitude: 82.0°)

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 OK5 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 OK5 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 OK5 at epoch 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.08395388
Orbit inclination i 1.02032646°
Perihelion distance q 0.98907180 AU
147,963,036 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.17036489 AU
175,084,096 km
Semi-major axis a 1.07971835 AU
161,523,566 km
Orbital period period 1.1200 years
409.7926 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Nov-08 18:52:58
2,459,162.2868 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 86.550596845931°
Longitude of the ascending node node 320.23857803771°
Mean anomaly M 217.87142548339°
Mean motion n 0.87849309°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 OK5 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 OK5 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 OK5 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 OK5
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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 OK5 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 OK5 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 OK5 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Oct 14 18h 41m 00s +28° 55’ 53” 20.25 Lyra
2020 Oct 15 18h 37m 09s +30° 38’ 58” 20.26 Lyra
2020 Oct 16 18h 33m 02s +32° 24’ 47” 20.27 Lyra
2020 Oct 17 18h 28m 37s +34° 13’ 14” 20.28 Lyra
2020 Oct 18 18h 23m 53s +36° 04’ 17” 20.29 Lyra
2020 Oct 19 18h 18m 47s +37° 57’ 44” 20.30 Lyra
2020 Oct 20 18h 13m 14s +39° 53’ 26” 20.31 Hercules
2020 Oct 21 18h 07m 10s +41° 51’ 05” 20.31 Hercules
2020 Oct 22 18h 00m 33s +43° 50’ 12” 20.32 Hercules
2020 Oct 23 17h 53m 16s +45° 50’ 20” 20.32 Hercules
2020 Oct 24 17h 45m 14s +47° 50’ 45” 20.32 Hercules
2020 Oct 25 17h 36m 20s +49° 50’ 44” 20.32 Hercules
2020 Oct 26 17h 26m 26s +51° 49’ 17” 20.32 Draco
2020 Oct 27 17h 15m 29s +53° 45’ 20” 20.32 Draco