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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TD5

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TD5 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 TD5 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TD5 is currently in the constellation of Andromeda. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TD5 is 01h 19m 51s and the Declination is +41° 27’ 02” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TD5 is 21.70 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TD5 [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]:

01h 19m 51s
+41° 27’ 02”
  • 2020 TD5 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the East direction at an altitude of 49° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2020 TD5 is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 2020 TD5 rise and set times.
  • Go to interactive sky chart

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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TD5 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TD5 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 TD5 in Andromeda on October, 21 2020
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TD5 in Andromeda 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 TD5?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TD5 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TD5 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TD5 from Earth is currently 8,890,843 kilometers, equivalent to 0.059432 Astronomical Units. Light takes 29.6567 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TD5 and arrive to us.

29.6567 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TD5 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 TD5 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 TD5 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TD5 to Earth happens on Mon Oct 12 2020 at a distance of 0.023949 Astronomical Units, or 3,582,681 kilometers:

Mon Oct 12 2020

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TD5 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TD5 is 21.70.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TD5, 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 TD5 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TD5 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 TD5 is circumpolar and transits at 23:16 UTC (altitude: 80.0°)

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TD5 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 TD5 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TD5 at epoch 13 October 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459136.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.53475052
Orbit inclination i 6.79951585°
Perihelion distance q 0.98197485 AU
146,901,347 km
Aphelion distance Q 3.23930816 AU
484,593,604 km
Semi-major axis a 2.11064151 AU
315,747,476 km
Orbital period period 3.0700 years
1,120.0055 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Sep-22 23:13:41
2,459,115.4678 JD
Next perihelion transit 2023-Oct-17 23:21
2,460,235.4733 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 339.38046886018°
Longitude of the ascending node node 14.960745598861°
Mean anomaly M 6.7603020166131°
Mean motion n 0.32142701°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TD5 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TD5 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TD5 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 TD5
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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TD5 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TD5 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 TD5 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Oct 14 22h 32m 30s +17° 28’ 26” 20.15 Pegasus
2020 Oct 15 23h 05m 35s +24° 25’ 18” 20.22 Pegasus
2020 Oct 16 23h 35m 00s +29° 40’ 14” 20.39 Pegasus
2020 Oct 17 00h 00m 36s +33° 30’ 15” 20.61 Andromeda
2020 Oct 18 00h 22m 30s +36° 16’ 26” 20.85 Andromeda
2020 Oct 19 00h 41m 08s +38° 16’ 39” 21.09 Andromeda
2020 Oct 20 00h 56m 58s +39° 44’ 16” 21.32 Andromeda
2020 Oct 21 01h 10m 27s +40° 48’ 41” 21.54 Andromeda
2020 Oct 22 01h 22m 00s +41° 36’ 24” 21.74 Andromeda
2020 Oct 23 01h 31m 56s +42° 11’ 58” 21.93 Andromeda
2020 Oct 24 01h 40m 32s +42° 38’ 30” 22.10 Andromeda
2020 Oct 25 01h 48m 02s +42° 58’ 14” 22.27 Andromeda
2020 Oct 26 01h 54m 35s +43° 12’ 42” 22.42 Andromeda
2020 Oct 27 02h 00m 23s +43° 23’ 04” 22.57 Andromeda