Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TJ2
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TJ2 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 TJ2 Impact Earth?.
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TJ2 is currently in the constellation of Hydra. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TJ2 is 11h 56m 41s and the Declination is -24° 56’ 24” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TJ2 is 27.00 (JPL).
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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TJ2 Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TJ2 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 TJ2 Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TJ2 from Earth is currently 10,201,361 kilometers, equivalent to 0.068192 Astronomical Units. Light takes 34.0281 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TJ2 and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TJ2 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 TJ2 to Earth
During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TJ2 to Earth happens on Mon Oct 19 2020 at a distance of 0.013524 Astronomical Units, or 2,023,208 kilometers:
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TJ2 brightness
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TJ2, 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 TJ2 rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TJ2 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 TJ2 Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.80279006 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2020-Nov-29 21:41:29
|Argument of perihelion||peri||249.000079569°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||198.90371360358°|
Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TJ2 Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TJ2 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TJ2 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 TJ2 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TJ2 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 TJ2 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2020 Oct 20||05h 06m 52s||-58° 08’ 09”||18.88||Dorado|
|2020 Oct 21||09h 04m 09s||-56° 52’ 17”||20.62||Vela|
|2020 Oct 22||10h 37m 23s||-45° 45’ 20”||22.00||Vela|
|2020 Oct 23||11h 12m 45s||-38° 09’ 46”||24.00||Centaurus|
|2020 Oct 24||11h 30m 29s||-33° 20’ 14”||25.00||Hydra|
|2020 Oct 25||11h 41m 07s||-30° 06’ 08”||26.00||Hydra|
|2020 Oct 26||11h 48m 11s||-27° 48’ 27”||26.00||Hydra|
|2020 Oct 27||11h 53m 17s||-26° 06’ 06”||27.00||Hydra|
|2020 Oct 28||11h 57m 09s||-24° 47’ 11”||27.00||Corvus|
|2020 Oct 29||12h 00m 15s||-23° 44’ 27”||27.00||Corvus|
|2020 Oct 30||12h 02m 48s||-22° 53’ 27”||27.00||Corvus|
|2020 Oct 31||12h 04m 59s||-22° 11’ 08”||27.00||Corvus|
|2020 Nov 01||12h 06m 55s||-21° 35’ 30”||28.00||Corvus|
|2020 Nov 02||12h 08m 38s||-21° 05’ 02”||28.00||Corvus|