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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 OO1

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 OO1 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 OO1 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 OO1 is currently in the constellation of Virgo. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 OO1 is 12h 26m 08s and the Declination is -01° 13’ 49” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 OO1 is 26.90 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2020 OO1 [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]:

12h 26m 08s
-01° 13’ 49”

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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 OO1 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2020 OO1 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 OO1 in Virgo on May, 27 2022
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 OO1 in Virgo on May, 27 2022
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 OO1?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2020 OO1 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 OO1 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 OO1 from Earth is currently 68,015,484 kilometers, equivalent to 0.454655 Astronomical Units. Light takes 3 minutes and 46.8752 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 OO1 and arrive to us.

3 minutes and 46.8752 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 OO1 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 OO1 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 OO1 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 OO1 to Earth happens on Sat Feb 4 2023 at a distance of 0.012328 Astronomical Units, or 1,844,228 kilometers:

Sat Feb 4 2023

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 OO1 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 OO1 is 26.90.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 OO1, 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 OO1 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 OO1 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 OO1 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 91.2°
Max altitude: 37.3°
Azimuth: 268.8°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 OO1 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 OO1 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 OO1 at epoch 30 June 2021 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459396.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.25195691
Orbit inclination i 0.52890493°
Perihelion distance q 0.78074726 AU
116,798,128 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.30669202 AU
195,478,344 km
Semi-major axis a 1.04371964 AU
156,138,236 km
Orbital period period 1.0700 years
389.4702 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2021-Nov-04 06:10:38
2,459,522.7574 JD
Next perihelion transit 2022-Nov-28 17:27
2,459,912.2276 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 278.39240814108°
Longitude of the ascending node node 124.64440524319°
Mean anomaly M 243.29617370746°
Mean motion n 0.92433264°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 OO1 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 OO1 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 OO1 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 OO1
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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 OO1 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 OO1 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 OO1 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2022 May 20 12h 25m 53s -01° 00’ 44” 26.59 Virgo
2022 May 21 12h 25m 42s -01° 01’ 13” 26.63 Virgo
2022 May 22 12h 25m 36s -01° 02’ 04” 26.68 Virgo
2022 May 23 12h 25m 33s -01° 03’ 20” 26.72 Virgo
2022 May 24 12h 25m 35s -01° 04’ 58” 26.76 Virgo
2022 May 25 12h 25m 40s -01° 06’ 59” 26.80 Virgo
2022 May 26 12h 25m 49s -01° 09’ 20” 26.84 Virgo
2022 May 27 12h 25m 59s -01° 12’ 02” 26.88 Virgo
2022 May 28 12h 26m 14s -01° 15’ 06” 26.92 Virgo
2022 May 29 12h 26m 34s -01° 18’ 29” 26.96 Virgo
2022 May 30 12h 26m 54s -01° 22’ 12” 27.00 Virgo
2022 May 31 12h 27m 20s -01° 26’ 13” 27.04 Virgo
2022 Jun 01 12h 27m 47s -01° 30’ 33” 27.07 Virgo
2022 Jun 02 12h 28m 18s -01° 35’ 09” 27.11 Virgo