Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TC6
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TC6 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 TC6 Impact Earth?.
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TC6 is currently in the constellation of Taurus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TC6 is 04h 25m 47s and the Declination is +22° 10’ 49” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TC6 is 21.70 (JPL).
Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TC6 [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]:
- 2020 TC6 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
- It is visible looking in the East-North-East direction at an altitude of 5° above the horizon.
- Given its current magnitude, 2020 TC6 is visible only through long exposure photography.
- See also 2020 TC6 rise and set times.
- Go to interactive sky chart
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Additional information about Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TC6 available on TheSkyLive:
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TC6 Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TC6 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.
Also check out Where is Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TC6?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TC6 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TC6 Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TC6 from Earth is currently 4,660,593 kilometers, equivalent to 0.031154 Astronomical Units. Light takes 15.5461 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TC6 and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TC6 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.
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 TC6 to Earth
During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TC6 to Earth happens on Thu Oct 15 2020 at a distance of 0.009359 Astronomical Units, or 1,400,045 kilometers:
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TC6 brightness
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TC6, 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.
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TC6 rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TC6 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 TC6 Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.99382979 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2020-Oct-04 11:44:50
|Next perihelion transit||2024-Jun-11 00:42
|Argument of perihelion||peri||157.88484055533°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||210.48951039156°|
Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TC6 Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TC6 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TC6 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!
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TC6 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TC6 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 TC6 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2020 Oct 14||20h 34m 12s||+06° 05’ 38”||20.55||Delphinus|
|2020 Oct 15||21h 54m 11s||+15° 36’ 50”||19.51||Pegasus|
|2020 Oct 16||23h 50m 41s||+24° 57’ 51”||18.77||Pegasus|
|2020 Oct 17||01h 40m 39s||+28° 04’ 09”||18.91||Pisces|
|2020 Oct 18||02h 51m 29s||+27° 08’ 24”||19.67||Aries|
|2020 Oct 19||03h 33m 12s||+25° 30’ 20”||20.37||Taurus|
|2020 Oct 20||03h 59m 02s||+24° 04’ 45”||20.94||Taurus|
|2020 Oct 21||04h 16m 06s||+22° 57’ 15”||21.40||Taurus|
|2020 Oct 22||04h 28m 05s||+22° 04’ 32”||21.78||Taurus|
|2020 Oct 23||04h 36m 51s||+21° 22’ 50”||22.10||Taurus|
|2020 Oct 24||04h 43m 27s||+20° 49’ 17”||22.38||Taurus|
|2020 Oct 25||04h 48m 37s||+20° 21’ 50”||22.62||Taurus|
|2020 Oct 26||04h 52m 41s||+19° 59’ 02”||22.83||Taurus|
|2020 Oct 27||04h 55m 59s||+19° 39’ 48”||23.03||Taurus|