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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TF7

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TF7 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 TF7 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TF7 is currently in the constellation of Canis Minoris. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TF7 is 08h 03m 24s and the Declination is +11° 40’ 34” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TF7 is 23.36 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TF7 [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]:

08h 03m 24s
+11° 40’ 34”
Canis Minoris

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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TF7 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TF7 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 TF7 in Canis Minoris on October, 21 2020
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TF7 in Canis Minoris 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 TF7 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TF7 from Earth is currently 3,302,155 kilometers, equivalent to 0.022074 Astronomical Units. Light takes 11.0148 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TF7 and arrive to us.

11.0148 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TF7 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 TF7 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 TF7 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TF7 to Earth happens on Sat Oct 17 2020 at a distance of 0.012823 Astronomical Units, or 1,918,333 kilometers:

Sat Oct 17 2020

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TF7 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TF7 is 23.36.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TF7, 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 TF7 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TF7 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 TF7 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 78.4°
Max altitude: 51.2°
Azimuth: 282.2°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TF7 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 TF7 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TF7 at epoch 15 October 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459138.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.50176351
Orbit inclination i 1.57451017°
Perihelion distance q 0.97264413 AU
145,505,491 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.93170308 AU
438,576,539 km
Semi-major axis a 1.95217360 AU
292,041,015 km
Orbital period period 2.7300 years
996.2678 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Nov-07 18:42:39
2,459,161.2796 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 207.88925361597°
Longitude of the ascending node node 202.99299993971°
Mean anomaly M 351.76861493665°
Mean motion n 0.36134864°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TF7 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TF7 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TF7 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 TF7
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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TF7 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TF7 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 TF7 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Oct 14 00h 41m 30s +07° 49’ 02” 20.76 Pisces
2020 Oct 15 01h 14m 43s +09° 57’ 24” 20.03 Pisces
2020 Oct 16 02h 02m 38s +12° 37’ 41” 20.05 Aries
2020 Oct 17 03h 09m 42s +15° 22’ 51” 20.26 Aries
2020 Oct 18 04h 31m 54s +16° 59’ 00” 20.69 Taurus
2020 Oct 19 05h 51m 42s +16° 34’ 32” 21.36 Taurus
2020 Oct 20 06h 54m 06s +14° 55’ 18” 22.12 Gemini
2020 Oct 21 07h 38m 05s +13° 05’ 22” 22.85 Canis Minoris
2020 Oct 22 08h 08m 44s +11° 31’ 00” 23.47 Cancer
2020 Oct 23 08h 30m 33s +10° 15’ 33” 23.99 Cancer
2020 Oct 24 08h 46m 41s +09° 15’ 56” 24.43 Cancer
2020 Oct 25 08h 58m 59s +08° 28’ 24” 24.79 Cancer
2020 Oct 26 09h 08m 39s +07° 49’ 55” 25.10 Cancer
2020 Oct 27 09h 16m 27s +07° 18’ 15” 25.36 Cancer