Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TK3
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TK3 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 TK3 Impact Earth?.
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TK3 is currently in the constellation of Virgo. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TK3 is 11h 45m 28s and the Declination is +01° 53’ 48” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TK3 is 27.00 (JPL).
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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TK3 Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TK3 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 TK3 Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TK3 from Earth is currently 3,769,036 kilometers, equivalent to 0.025194 Astronomical Units. Light takes 12.5722 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TK3 and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TK3 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 TK3 to Earth
During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TK3 to Earth happens on Sat Oct 17 2020 at a distance of 0.003211 Astronomical Units, or 480,402 kilometers:
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TK3 brightness
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TK3, 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 TK3 rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TK3 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 TK3 Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.90758659 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2020-Nov-16 05:07:20
|Argument of perihelion||peri||34.965134004273°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||29.380586712323°|
Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TK3 Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TK3 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TK3 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 TK3 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TK3 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 TK3 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2020 Oct 14||23h 06m 24s||-12° 05’ 22”||21.16||Aquarius|
|2020 Oct 15||22h 58m 58s||-13° 54’ 43”||20.62||Aquarius|
|2020 Oct 16||22h 43m 46s||-17° 30’ 51”||19.89||Aquarius|
|2020 Oct 17||21h 55m 47s||-27° 28’ 17”||18.91||Pisces Austrinus|
|2020 Oct 18||15h 44m 30s||-42° 03’ 44”||22.00||Lupus|
|2020 Oct 19||12h 32m 12s||-10° 20’ 08”||30.00||Virgo|
|2020 Oct 20||12h 01m 58s||-02° 26’ 35”||28.00||Virgo|
|2020 Oct 21||11h 50m 27s||+00° 37’ 33”||27.00||Virgo|
|2020 Oct 22||11h 44m 27s||+02° 13’ 50”||27.00||Virgo|
|2020 Oct 23||11h 40m 50s||+03° 12’ 30”||27.00||Virgo|
|2020 Oct 24||11h 38m 27s||+03° 51’ 37”||28.00||Virgo|
|2020 Oct 25||11h 36m 50s||+04° 19’ 14”||28.00||Leo|
|2020 Oct 26||11h 35m 40s||+04° 39’ 26”||28.00||Leo|
|2020 Oct 27||11h 34m 51s||+04° 54’ 38”||28.00||Leo|