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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TO2

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TO2 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 TO2 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TO2 is currently in the constellation of Ophiucus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TO2 is 17h 32m 53s and the Declination is -19° 04’ 59” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TO2 is 31.40 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TO2 [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]:

17h 32m 53s
-19° 04’ 59”
Ophiucus
31.40

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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TO2 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TO2 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 TO2 in Ophiucus on December, 04 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TO2 in Ophiucus on December, 04 2021
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 TO2?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TO2 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TO2 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TO2 from Earth is currently 497,940,135 kilometers, equivalent to 3.328524 Astronomical Units. Light takes 27 minutes and 40.9495 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TO2 and arrive to us.

497,940,135
3.328524
27 minutes and 40.9495 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TO2 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 TO2 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 TO2 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TO2 to Earth happens on Sat Oct 15 2022 at a distance of 0.003582 Astronomical Units, or 535,858 kilometers:

Sat Oct 15 2022
535,858
0.003582

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TO2 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TO2 is 31.40.

31.40

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TO2, 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 TO2 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TO2 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 TO2 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 109.1°
Max altitude: 19.4°
Azimuth: 250.9°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TO2 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 TO2 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TO2 at epoch 20 January 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.49351184
Orbit inclination i 6.53626249°
Perihelion distance q 0.80441259 AU
120,338,410 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.37201936 AU
354,849,046 km
Semi-major axis a 1.58821597 AU
237,593,728 km
Orbital period period 2.0016 years
731.0764 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2022-Nov-30 09:18:47
2,459,913.8880 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 243.71345239743°
Longitude of the ascending node node 203.67169087019°
Mean anomaly M 205.6800173104°
Mean motion n 0.49242459°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TO2 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TO2 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TO2 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 TO2
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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TO2 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TO2 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 TO2 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2021 Nov 27 17h 18m 43s -18° 54’ 25” 31.47 Ophiucus
2021 Nov 28 17h 20m 33s -18° 56’ 03” 31.46 Ophiucus
2021 Nov 29 17h 22m 20s -18° 57’ 38” 31.46 Ophiucus
2021 Nov 30 17h 24m 10s -18° 59’ 05” 31.45 Ophiucus
2021 Dec 01 17h 25m 59s -19° 00’ 29” 31.44 Ophiucus
2021 Dec 02 17h 27m 47s -19° 01’ 46” 31.43 Ophiucus
2021 Dec 03 17h 29m 36s -19° 03’ 00” 31.42 Ophiucus
2021 Dec 04 17h 31m 27s -19° 04’ 06” 31.41 Ophiucus
2021 Dec 05 17h 33m 15s -19° 05’ 09” 31.40 Ophiucus
2021 Dec 06 17h 35m 06s -19° 06’ 06” 31.39 Ophiucus
2021 Dec 07 17h 36m 56s -19° 06’ 59” 31.38 Ophiucus
2021 Dec 08 17h 38m 44s -19° 07’ 45” 31.37 Ophiucus
2021 Dec 09 17h 40m 35s -19° 08’ 26” 31.36 Ophiucus
2021 Dec 10 17h 42m 24s -19° 09’ 02” 31.34 Ophiucus