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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 QD5

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 QD5 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 QD5 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 QD5 is currently in the constellation of Ophiucus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 QD5 is 18h 03m 45s and the Declination is +07° 25’ 52” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 QD5 is 20.17 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2020 QD5 [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 03m 45s
+07° 25’ 52”
Ophiucus
20.17

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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 QD5 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2020 QD5 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 QD5 in Ophiucus on October, 21 2020
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 QD5 in Ophiucus 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 QD5?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2020 QD5 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 QD5 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 QD5 from Earth is currently 5,348,516 kilometers, equivalent to 0.035753 Astronomical Units. Light takes 17.8407 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 QD5 and arrive to us.

5,348,516
0.035753
17.8407 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 QD5 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 QD5 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 QD5 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 QD5 to Earth happens on Mon Oct 26 2020 at a distance of 0.025775 Astronomical Units, or 3,855,821 kilometers:

Mon Oct 26 2020
3,855,821
0.025775

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 QD5 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 QD5 is 20.17.

20.17

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 QD5, 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 QD5 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 QD5 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 QD5 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 81.2°
Max altitude: 48.7°
Azimuth: 281.6°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 QD5 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 QD5 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 QD5 at epoch 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.63170565
Orbit inclination i 2.07211758°
Perihelion distance q 0.98037414 AU
146,661,884 km
Aphelion distance Q 4.34348778 AU
649,776,524 km
Semi-major axis a 2.66193096 AU
398,219,204 km
Orbital period period 4.3400 years
1,586.3303 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Oct-25 11:19:12
2,459,147.9717 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 36.781712277362°
Longitude of the ascending node node 355.17193627309°
Mean anomaly M 326.53294386037°
Mean motion n 0.22693887°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 QD5 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 QD5 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 QD5 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 QD5
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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 QD5 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 QD5 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 QD5 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Oct 14 18h 59m 20s -10° 38’ 20” 20.53 Aquila
2020 Oct 15 18h 54m 47s -09° 09’ 59” 20.47 Scutum
2020 Oct 16 18h 49m 35s -07° 27’ 37” 20.40 Scutum
2020 Oct 17 18h 43m 31s -05° 28’ 00” 20.34 Scutum
2020 Oct 18 18h 36m 24s -03° 06’ 57” 20.28 Serpens
2020 Oct 19 18h 27m 56s -00° 19’ 14” 20.23 Serpens
2020 Oct 20 18h 17m 45s +03° 01’ 41” 20.19 Ophiucus
2020 Oct 21 18h 05m 20s +07° 03’ 29” 20.17 Ophiucus
2020 Oct 22 17h 49m 54s +11° 53’ 56” 20.17 Ophiucus
2020 Oct 23 17h 30m 29s +17° 38’ 35” 20.19 Hercules
2020 Oct 24 17h 05m 48s +24° 15’ 16” 20.22 Hercules
2020 Oct 25 16h 34m 13s +31° 26’ 26” 20.00 Hercules
2020 Oct 26 15h 54m 16s +38° 32’ 48” 20.00 Corona Borealis
2020 Oct 27 15h 05m 47s +44° 39’ 24” 20.09 Bootes