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]:
- 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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Additional information about Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TE2 available on TheSkyLive:
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.
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.
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.
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:
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TE2 brightness
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.
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TE2 rise and set times
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
|Perihelion distance||q||0.77511488 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2020-Jan-13 09:47:56
|Next perihelion transit||2021-Jan-05 07:01
|Argument of perihelion||peri||137.64238402455°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||351.16654716429°|
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!
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.
|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|