Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TF6
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TF6 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 TF6 Impact Earth?.
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TF6 is currently in the constellation of Virgo. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TF6 is 12h 42m 27s and the Declination is -10° 37’ 55” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TF6 is 31.00 (JPL).
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Additional information about Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TF6 available on TheSkyLive:
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TF6 Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TF6 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.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TF6 Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TF6 from Earth is currently 2,201,993 kilometers, equivalent to 0.014719 Astronomical Units. Light takes 7.3451 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TF6 and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TF6 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 TF6 to Earth
During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TF6 to Earth happens on Mon Oct 19 2020 at a distance of 0.001026 Astronomical Units, or 153,493 kilometers:
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TF6 brightness
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TF6, 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 TF6 rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TF6 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 TF6 Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.79876140 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2020-Dec-03 21:46:06
|Argument of perihelion||peri||244.39889767912°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||207.64502876819°|
Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TF6 Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TF6 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TF6 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 TF6 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TF6 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 TF6 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2020 Oct 14||00h 32m 17s||+13° 09’ 46”||21.40||Pisces|
|2020 Oct 15||00h 31m 23s||+13° 22’ 55”||21.01||Pisces|
|2020 Oct 16||00h 30m 02s||+13° 42’ 41”||20.53||Pisces|
|2020 Oct 17||00h 27m 46s||+14° 16’ 05”||19.90||Pisces|
|2020 Oct 18||00h 23m 03s||+15° 25’ 46”||19.01||Pisces|
|2020 Oct 19||00h 06m 32s||+19° 22’ 22”||17.44||Pegasus|
|2020 Oct 20||14h 08m 27s||+12° 38’ 04”||23.00||Bootes|
|2020 Oct 21||12h 49m 45s||-08° 34’ 14”||31.00||Virgo|
|2020 Oct 22||12h 41m 13s||-10° 48’ 55”||31.00||Virgo|
|2020 Oct 23||12h 38m 00s||-11° 39’ 24”||31.00||Virgo|
|2020 Oct 24||12h 36m 20s||-12° 05’ 47”||31.00||Corvus|
|2020 Oct 25||12h 35m 22s||-12° 21’ 55”||31.00||Corvus|
|2020 Oct 26||12h 34m 45s||-12° 32’ 48”||31.00||Corvus|
|2020 Oct 27||12h 34m 23s||-12° 40’ 37”||31.00||Corvus|