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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TK6

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TK6 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 TK6 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TK6 is currently in the constellation of Taurus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TK6 is 05h 25m 36s and the Declination is +35° 00’ 37” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TK6 is 18.93 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TK6 [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]:

05h 25m 36s
+35° 00’ 37”
Taurus
18.93
  • 2020 TK6 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the North-East direction at an altitude of 12° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2020 TK6 is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 2020 TK6 rise and set times.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TK6 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TK6 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 TK6 in Taurus on October, 21 2020
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TK6 in Taurus 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 TK6?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TK6 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TK6 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TK6 from Earth is currently 1,872,877 kilometers, equivalent to 0.012519 Astronomical Units. Light takes 6.2472 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TK6 and arrive to us.

1,872,877
0.012519
6.2472 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TK6 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 TK6 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 TK6 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TK6 to Earth happens on Thu Oct 22 2020 at a distance of 0.011953 Astronomical Units, or 1,788,105 kilometers:

Thu Oct 22 2020
1,788,105
0.011953

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TK6 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TK6 is 18.93.

18.93

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TK6, 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 TK6 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TK6 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 TK6 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 56.3°
Max altitude: 63.2°
Azimuth: 300.7°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TK6 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 TK6 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TK6 at epoch 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.20982982
Orbit inclination i 10.04305521°
Perihelion distance q 0.86492765 AU
129,391,336 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.32429101 AU
198,111,115 km
Semi-major axis a 1.09460933 AU
163,751,225 km
Orbital period period 1.1500 years
418.2993 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Dec-25 04:27:17
2,459,208.6856 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 78.823393284197°
Longitude of the ascending node node 28.351370652651°
Mean anomaly M 180.82967093859°
Mean motion n 0.86062777°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TK6 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TK6 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TK6 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 TK6
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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TK6 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TK6 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 TK6 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Oct 14 03h 26m 47s -13° 23’ 31” 21.08 Eridanus
2020 Oct 15 03h 31m 05s -11° 36’ 56” 20.82 Eridanus
2020 Oct 16 03h 36m 20s -09° 20’ 44” 20.53 Eridanus
2020 Oct 17 03h 42m 59s -06° 22’ 23” 20.21 Eridanus
2020 Oct 18 03h 51m 38s -02° 21’ 56” 19.86 Eridanus
2020 Oct 19 04h 03m 30s +03° 12’ 50” 19.50 Taurus
2020 Oct 20 04h 20m 43s +11° 12’ 41” 19.15 Taurus
2020 Oct 21 04h 47m 35s +22° 43’ 41” 18.91 Taurus
2020 Oct 22 05h 33m 48s +38° 05’ 49” 18.94 Auriga
2020 Oct 23 06h 59m 21s +53° 48’ 38” 19.38 Lynx
2020 Oct 24 09h 15m 28s +62° 01’ 44” 20.16 Ursa Major
2020 Oct 25 11h 18m 21s +60° 53’ 02” 21.04 Ursa Major
2020 Oct 26 12h 28m 38s +56° 29’ 45” 21.85 Ursa Major
2020 Oct 27 13h 07m 04s +52° 16’ 06” 22.54 Canes Venatici