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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TR2

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TR2 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 TR2 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TR2 is currently in the constellation of Cetus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TR2 is 02h 28m 17s and the Declination is -13° 44’ 13” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TR2 is 19.61 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TR2 [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]:

02h 28m 17s
-13° 44’ 13”
  • 2020 TR2 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the East-South-East direction at an altitude of 0° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2020 TR2 is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 2020 TR2 rise and set times.
  • Go to interactive sky chart

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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TR2 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TR2 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 TR2 in Cetus on October, 21 2020
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TR2 in Cetus 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 TR2?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TR2 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TR2 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TR2 from Earth is currently 10,554,899 kilometers, equivalent to 0.070555 Astronomical Units. Light takes 35.2074 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TR2 and arrive to us.

35.2074 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TR2 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 TR2 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 TR2 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TR2 to Earth happens on Thu Oct 29 2020 at a distance of 0.022645 Astronomical Units, or 3,387,608 kilometers:

Thu Oct 29 2020

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TR2 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TR2 is 19.61.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TR2, 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 TR2 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TR2 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 TR2 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 103.7°
Max altitude: 25.4°
Azimuth: 256.7°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TR2 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 TR2 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TR2 at epoch 09 October 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459132.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.66589286
Orbit inclination i 5.57405395°
Perihelion distance q 0.84975057 AU
127,120,876 km
Aphelion distance Q 4.23694453 AU
633,837,882 km
Semi-major axis a 2.54334755 AU
380,479,379 km
Orbital period period 4.0600 years
1,481.5182 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Dec-03 15:20:56
2,459,187.1395 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 41.588095988151°
Longitude of the ascending node node 46.575058624806°
Mean anomaly M 346.72292108416°
Mean motion n 0.24299398°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TR2 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TR2 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TR2 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 TR2
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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TR2 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TR2 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 TR2 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Oct 14 01h 52m 32s -10° 16’ 31” 20.95 Cetus
2020 Oct 15 01h 55m 04s -10° 33’ 57” 20.81 Cetus
2020 Oct 16 01h 57m 56s -10° 53’ 03” 20.66 Cetus
2020 Oct 17 02h 01m 14s -11° 14’ 07” 20.50 Cetus
2020 Oct 18 02h 05m 05s -11° 37’ 36” 20.34 Cetus
2020 Oct 19 02h 09m 37s -12° 04’ 04” 20.16 Cetus
2020 Oct 20 02h 15m 01s -12° 34’ 18” 19.98 Cetus
2020 Oct 21 02h 21m 33s -13° 09’ 23” 19.78 Cetus
2020 Oct 22 02h 29m 40s -13° 50’ 40” 19.57 Cetus
2020 Oct 23 02h 39m 56s -14° 40’ 05” 19.34 Cetus
2020 Oct 24 02h 53m 16s -15° 40’ 13” 19.10 Eridanus
2020 Oct 25 03h 11m 09s -16° 54’ 05” 18.85 Eridanus
2020 Oct 26 03h 36m 05s -18° 24’ 29” 18.60 Eridanus
2020 Oct 27 04h 12m 00s -20° 09’ 51” 18.37 Eridanus