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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TP4

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TP4 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 TP4 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TP4 is currently in the constellation of Cassiopeia. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TP4 is 01h 23m 19s and the Declination is +69° 07’ 26” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TP4 is 23.56 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TP4 [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]:

01h 23m 19s
+69° 07’ 26”
  • 2020 TP4 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the North-East direction at an altitude of 57° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2020 TP4 is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 2020 TP4 rise and set times.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TP4 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TP4 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 TP4 in Cassiopeia on October, 21 2020
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TP4 in Cassiopeia 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 TP4?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TP4 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TP4 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TP4 from Earth is currently 12,629,090 kilometers, equivalent to 0.084420 Astronomical Units. Light takes 42.1261 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TP4 and arrive to us.

42.1261 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TP4 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 TP4 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 TP4 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TP4 to Earth happens on Sun Oct 11 2020 at a distance of 0.022625 Astronomical Units, or 3,384,699 kilometers:

Sun Oct 11 2020

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TP4 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TP4 is 23.56.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TP4, 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 TP4 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TP4 rise and set times

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TP4 is circumpolar and transits at 23:19 UTC (altitude: 72.4°)

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TP4 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 TP4 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TP4 at epoch 13 October 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459136.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.59632716
Orbit inclination i 19.98344971°
Perihelion distance q 1.01455369 AU
151,775,072 km
Aphelion distance Q 4.01205982 AU
600,195,607 km
Semi-major axis a 2.51330675 AU
375,985,340 km
Orbital period period 3.9800 years
1,455.3474 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Oct-03 16:01:05
2,459,126.1674 JD
Next perihelion transit 2024-Sep-28 00:21
2,460,581.5148 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 349.32296198781°
Longitude of the ascending node node 19.443035014656°
Mean anomaly M 2.5559018559887°
Mean motion n 0.24736362°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TP4 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TP4 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TP4 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 TP4
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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TP4 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TP4 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 TP4 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Oct 14 01h 31m 58s +34° 10’ 47” 20.40 Triangulum
2020 Oct 15 01h 30m 36s +44° 33’ 36” 21.06 Andromeda
2020 Oct 16 01h 29m 17s +51° 50’ 26” 21.62 Cassiopeia
2020 Oct 17 01h 28m 03s +57° 03’ 33” 22.08 Cassiopeia
2020 Oct 18 01h 26m 53s +60° 54’ 46” 22.48 Cassiopeia
2020 Oct 19 01h 25m 46s +63° 50’ 22” 22.82 Cassiopeia
2020 Oct 20 01h 24m 46s +66° 07’ 08” 23.12 Cassiopeia
2020 Oct 21 01h 23m 49s +67° 55’ 50” 23.38 Cassiopeia
2020 Oct 22 01h 22m 59s +69° 23’ 45” 23.61 Cassiopeia
2020 Oct 23 01h 22m 13s +70° 35’ 53” 23.82 Cassiopeia
2020 Oct 24 01h 21m 33s +71° 35’ 43” 24.01 Cassiopeia
2020 Oct 25 01h 20m 57s +72° 25’ 48” 24.18 Cassiopeia
2020 Oct 26 01h 20m 29s +73° 08’ 00” 24.34 Cassiopeia
2020 Oct 27 01h 20m 05s +73° 43’ 46” 24.49 Cassiopeia