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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TE2

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TE2 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 TE2 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TE2 is currently in the constellation of Corona Borealis. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TE2 is 16h 01m 39s and the Declination is +25° 11’ 42” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TE2 is 23.81 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TE2 [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]:

16h 01m 39s
+25° 11’ 42”
Corona Borealis
  • 2020 TE2 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the West-North-West direction at an altitude of 24° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2020 TE2 is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 2020 TE2 rise and set times.
  • Go to interactive sky chart

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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TE2 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TE2 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 TE2 in Corona Borealis on October, 21 2020
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TE2 in Corona Borealis 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 TE2?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TE2 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TE2 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TE2 from Earth is currently 3,631,510 kilometers, equivalent to 0.024275 Astronomical Units. Light takes 12.1134 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TE2 and arrive to us.

12.1134 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TE2 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 TE2 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 TE2 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TE2 to Earth happens on Fri Oct 16 2020 at a distance of 0.016358 Astronomical Units, or 2,447,185 kilometers:

Fri Oct 16 2020

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TE2 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TE2 is 23.81.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TE2, 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 TE2 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TE2 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 TE2 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 62.3°
Max altitude: 64.7°
Azimuth: 294.7°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TE2 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 TE2 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TE2 at epoch 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.21427601
Orbit inclination i 1.67264464°
Perihelion distance q 0.77511488 AU
115,955,535 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.19788044 AU
179,200,364 km
Semi-major axis a 0.98649766 AU
147,577,950 km
Orbital period period 0.9800 years
357.8842 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Jan-13 09:47:56
2,458,861.9083 JD
Next perihelion transit 2021-Jan-05 07:01
2,459,219.7925 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 137.64238402455°
Longitude of the ascending node node 351.16654716429°
Mean anomaly M 139.41106278741°
Mean motion n 1.00591199°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TE2 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TE2 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TE2 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 TE2
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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TE2 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TE2 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 TE2 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Oct 14 22h 22m 59s +47° 45’ 18” 19.66 Lacerta
2020 Oct 15 21h 22m 59s +50° 30’ 11” 19.80 Cygnus
2020 Oct 16 20h 11m 05s +51° 04’ 18” 20.07 Cygnus
2020 Oct 17 18h 59m 09s +48° 47’ 13” 20.50 Draco
2020 Oct 18 17h 58m 59s +44° 16’ 10” 21.08 Hercules
2020 Oct 19 17h 13m 46s +38° 49’ 14” 21.77 Hercules
2020 Oct 20 16h 40m 51s +33° 27’ 20” 22.53 Hercules
2020 Oct 21 16h 16m 41s +28° 39’ 16” 23.00 Corona Borealis
2020 Oct 22 15h 58m 32s +24° 32’ 26” 24.00 Serpens
2020 Oct 23 15h 44m 30s +21° 04’ 23” 25.00 Serpens
2020 Oct 24 15h 33m 24s +18° 09’ 30” 26.00 Serpens
2020 Oct 25 15h 24m 24s +15° 41’ 52” 26.00 Serpens
2020 Oct 26 15h 16m 59s +13° 36’ 18” 27.00 Serpens
2020 Oct 27 15h 10m 45s +11° 48’ 32” 28.00 Bootes