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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TG6

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TG6 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 TG6 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TG6 is currently in the constellation of Virgo. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TG6 is 13h 05m 50s and the Declination is -07° 26’ 09” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TG6 is 38.00 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TG6 [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]:

13h 05m 50s
-07° 26’ 09”
Virgo
38.00

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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TG6 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TG6 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 TG6 in Virgo on October, 21 2020
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TG6 in Virgo 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 TG6?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TG6 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TG6 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TG6 from Earth is currently 6,586,968 kilometers, equivalent to 0.044031 Astronomical Units. Light takes 21.9718 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TG6 and arrive to us.

6,586,968
0.044031
21.9718 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TG6 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 TG6 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 TG6 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TG6 to Earth happens on Sat Oct 17 2020 at a distance of 0.000929 Astronomical Units, or 138,933 kilometers:

Sat Oct 17 2020
138,933
0.000929

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TG6 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TG6 is 38.00.

38.00

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TG6, 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 TG6 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TG6 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 TG6 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 97.2°
Max altitude: 31.2°
Azimuth: 262.7°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TG6 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 TG6 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TG6 at epoch 15 October 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459138.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.69916942
Orbit inclination i 0.31405016°
Perihelion distance q 0.67374072 AU
100,790,177 km
Aphelion distance Q 3.80546290 AU
569,289,148 km
Semi-major axis a 2.23960181 AU
335,039,662 km
Orbital period period 3.3500 years
1,224.2064 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Dec-01 06:27:15
2,459,184.7689 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 250.10404783252°
Longitude of the ascending node node 212.17984859818°
Mean anomaly M 346.39378491881°
Mean motion n 0.29406806°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TG6 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TG6 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TG6 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 TG6
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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TG6 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TG6 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 TG6 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Oct 14 01h 07m 32s +08° 56’ 11” 22.41 Pisces
2020 Oct 15 01h 08m 02s +09° 24’ 11” 21.77 Pisces
2020 Oct 16 01h 09m 05s +10° 24’ 00” 20.81 Pisces
2020 Oct 17 01h 13m 00s +14° 01’ 28” 19.07 Pisces
2020 Oct 18 12h 47m 47s +09° 57’ 51” 26.00 Virgo
2020 Oct 19 13h 03m 07s -04° 43’ 48” 37.00 Virgo
2020 Oct 20 13h 04m 54s -06° 26’ 12” 38.00 Virgo
2020 Oct 21 13h 05m 38s -07° 05’ 44” 38.00 Virgo
2020 Oct 22 13h 06m 01s -07° 26’ 48” 38.00 Virgo
2020 Oct 23 13h 06m 16s -07° 39’ 56” 38.00 Virgo
2020 Oct 24 13h 06m 29s -07° 49’ 00” 37.00 Virgo
2020 Oct 25 13h 06m 42s -07° 55’ 45” 37.00 Virgo
2020 Oct 26 13h 06m 52s -08° 01’ 03” 36.00 Virgo
2020 Oct 27 13h 07m 05s -08° 05’ 26” 36.00 Virgo