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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TK7

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TK7 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 TK7 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TK7 is currently in the constellation of Pisces. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TK7 is 00h 31m 02s and the Declination is +17° 52’ 26” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TK7 is 23.74 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TK7 [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]:

00h 31m 02s
+17° 52’ 26”
Pisces
23.74
  • 2020 TK7 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the East-South-East direction at an altitude of 41° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2020 TK7 is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 2020 TK7 rise and set times.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TK7 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TK7 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 TK7 in Pisces on October, 21 2020
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TK7 in Pisces 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 TK7?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TK7 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TK7 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TK7 from Earth is currently 6,309,283 kilometers, equivalent to 0.042175 Astronomical Units. Light takes 21.0455 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TK7 and arrive to us.

6,309,283
0.042175
21.0455 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TK7 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 TK7 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 TK7 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TK7 to Earth happens on Wed Oct 14 2020 at a distance of 0.000503 Astronomical Units, or 75,295 kilometers:

Wed Oct 14 2020
75,295
0.000503

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TK7 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TK7 is 23.74.

23.74

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TK7, 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 TK7 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TK7 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 TK7 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 72.1°
Max altitude: 56.4°
Azimuth: 287.9°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TK7 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 TK7 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TK7 at epoch 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.31546883
Orbit inclination i 3.77202676°
Perihelion distance q 0.66761690 AU
99,874,066 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.28296454 AU
191,928,764 km
Semi-major axis a 0.97529072 AU
145,901,415 km
Orbital period period 0.9600 years
351.8030 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Aug-01 08:31:20
2,459,062.8551 JD
Next perihelion transit 2021-Jul-19 03:47
2,459,414.6581 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 247.46500335512°
Longitude of the ascending node node 21.781008747032°
Mean anomaly M 296.19203324544°
Mean motion n 1.02329991°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TK7 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TK7 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TK7 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 TK7
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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TK7 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TK7 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 TK7 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Oct 14 12h 35m 57s -20° 21’ 02” 30.00 Corvus
2020 Oct 15 00h 03m 35s +05° 27’ 41” 17.13 Pisces
2020 Oct 16 00h 24m 15s +15° 13’ 19” 19.95 Pisces
2020 Oct 17 00h 27m 29s +16° 39’ 24” 21.18 Pisces
2020 Oct 18 00h 28m 51s +17° 13’ 40” 21.98 Pisces
2020 Oct 19 00h 29m 39s +17° 31’ 50” 22.58 Pisces
2020 Oct 20 00h 30m 11s +17° 42’ 56” 23.06 Pisces
2020 Oct 21 00h 30m 38s +17° 50’ 16” 23.46 Pisces
2020 Oct 22 00h 31m 00s +17° 55’ 23” 23.81 Pisces
2020 Oct 23 00h 31m 20s +17° 59’ 04” 24.12 Pisces
2020 Oct 24 00h 31m 41s +18° 01’ 46” 24.40 Pisces
2020 Oct 25 00h 31m 59s +18° 03’ 47” 24.65 Pisces
2020 Oct 26 00h 32m 20s +18° 05’ 17” 24.88 Pisces
2020 Oct 27 00h 32m 40s +18° 06’ 23” 25.10 Pisces