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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TD6

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TD6 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 TD6 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TD6 is currently in the constellation of Orion. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TD6 is 06h 25m 58s and the Declination is +02° 22’ 51” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TD6 is 20.79 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TD6 [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]:

06h 25m 58s
+02° 22’ 51”

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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TD6 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TD6 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 TD6 in Orion on October, 21 2020
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TD6 in Orion 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]

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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TD6 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TD6 from Earth is currently 1,565,524 kilometers, equivalent to 0.010465 Astronomical Units. Light takes 5.2220 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TD6 and arrive to us.

5.2220 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TD6 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 TD6 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 TD6 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TD6 to Earth happens on Mon Oct 19 2020 at a distance of 0.006976 Astronomical Units, or 1,043,539 kilometers:

Mon Oct 19 2020

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TD6 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TD6 is 20.79.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TD6, 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 TD6 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TD6 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 TD6 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 88.0°
Max altitude: 43.8°
Azimuth: 274.0°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TD6 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 TD6 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TD6 at epoch 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.40912102
Orbit inclination i 4.24715994°
Perihelion distance q 0.99114695 AU
148,273,473 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.36367523 AU
353,600,782 km
Semi-major axis a 1.67741109 AU
250,937,128 km
Orbital period period 2.1700 years
793.5197 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Nov-02 05:41:29
2,459,155.7371 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 196.28387416314°
Longitude of the ascending node node 206.29482831451°
Mean anomaly M 289.5727943161°
Mean motion n 0.45367496°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TD6 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TD6 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TD6 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 TD6
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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TD6 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TD6 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 TD6 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Oct 14 22h 23m 24s +13° 34’ 01” 21.60 Pegasus
2020 Oct 15 22h 38m 09s +14° 14’ 44” 21.16 Pegasus
2020 Oct 16 22h 59m 48s +15° 07’ 14” 20.61 Pegasus
2020 Oct 17 23h 33m 34s +16° 12’ 16” 19.90 Pegasus
2020 Oct 18 00h 29m 35s +17° 14’ 04” 18.99 Pisces
2020 Oct 19 02h 01m 33s +16° 48’ 46” 18.23 Aries
2020 Oct 20 04h 00m 05s +12° 30’ 51” 18.95 Taurus
2020 Oct 21 05h 37m 18s +06° 21’ 06” 19.99 Orion
2020 Oct 22 06h 37m 26s +01° 48’ 24” 20.99 Monoceros
2020 Oct 23 07h 13m 37s -01° 01’ 17” 21.79 Monoceros
2020 Oct 24 07h 36m 43s -02° 48’ 52” 22.42 Monoceros
2020 Oct 25 07h 52m 28s -04° 01’ 01” 22.92 Monoceros
2020 Oct 26 08h 03m 48s -04° 52’ 04” 23.32 Monoceros
2020 Oct 27 08h 12m 20s -05° 29’ 48” 23.66 Hydra