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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TD7

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TD7 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 TD7 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TD7 is currently in the constellation of Taurus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TD7 is 04h 07m 37s and the Declination is +23° 31’ 44” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TD7 is 21.72 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TD7 [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]:

04h 07m 37s
+23° 31’ 44”
Taurus
21.72
  • 2020 TD7 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the East-North-East direction at an altitude of 11° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2020 TD7 is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 2020 TD7 rise and set times.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TD7 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TD7 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 TD7 in Taurus on October, 21 2020
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TD7 in Taurus 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 TD7?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TD7 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TD7 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TD7 from Earth is currently 7,175,069 kilometers, equivalent to 0.047962 Astronomical Units. Light takes 23.9335 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TD7 and arrive to us.

7,175,069
0.047962
23.9335 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TD7 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 TD7 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 TD7 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TD7 to Earth happens on Tue Oct 13 2020 at a distance of 0.002273 Astronomical Units, or 340,006 kilometers:

Tue Oct 13 2020
340,006
0.002273

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TD7 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TD7 is 21.72.

21.72

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TD7, 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 TD7 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TD7 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 TD7 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 66.4°
Max altitude: 62.2°
Azimuth: 293.6°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TD7 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 TD7 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TD7 at epoch 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.59513904
Orbit inclination i 0.54376841°
Perihelion distance q 0.96087879 AU
143,745,422 km
Aphelion distance Q 3.78583127 AU
566,352,297 km
Semi-major axis a 2.37335503 AU
355,048,860 km
Orbital period period 3.6600 years
1,335.4957 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Sep-23 02:30:10
2,459,115.6043 JD
Next perihelion transit 2024-May-20 14:23
2,460,451.1000 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 339.25308982453°
Longitude of the ascending node node 14.753981241529°
Mean anomaly M 328.97216118557°
Mean motion n 0.26956283°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TD7 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TD7 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TD7 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 TD7
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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TD7 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TD7 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 TD7 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Oct 14 01h 49m 45s +26° 36’ 53” 15.87 Triangulum
2020 Oct 15 03h 19m 11s +25° 41’ 13” 18.07 Aries
2020 Oct 16 03h 42m 33s +24° 51’ 14” 19.19 Taurus
2020 Oct 17 03h 52m 56s +24° 23’ 38” 19.92 Taurus
2020 Oct 18 03h 58m 45s +24° 06’ 21” 20.46 Taurus
2020 Oct 19 04h 02m 21s +23° 54’ 26” 20.88 Taurus
2020 Oct 20 04h 04m 49s +23° 45’ 37” 21.23 Taurus
2020 Oct 21 04h 06m 30s +23° 38’ 41” 21.52 Taurus
2020 Oct 22 04h 07m 44s +23° 33’ 02” 21.77 Taurus
2020 Oct 23 04h 08m 38s +23° 28’ 14” 22.00 Taurus
2020 Oct 24 04h 09m 15s +23° 24’ 03” 22.20 Taurus
2020 Oct 25 04h 09m 42s +23° 20’ 20” 22.38 Taurus
2020 Oct 26 04h 10m 00s +23° 16’ 55” 22.54 Taurus
2020 Oct 27 04h 10m 09s +23° 13’ 45” 22.69 Taurus