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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TR6

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TR6 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 TR6 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TR6 is currently in the constellation of Leo. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TR6 is 11h 02m 36s and the Declination is +03° 53’ 35” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TR6 is 25.82 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TR6 [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]:

11h 02m 36s
+03° 53’ 35”

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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TR6 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TR6 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 TR6 in Leo on October, 21 2020
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TR6 in Leo 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]

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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TR6 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TR6 from Earth is currently 4,115,257 kilometers, equivalent to 0.027509 Astronomical Units. Light takes 13.7270 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TR6 and arrive to us.

13.7270 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TR6 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 TR6 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 TR6 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TR6 to Earth happens on Sun Oct 18 2020 at a distance of 0.010726 Astronomical Units, or 1,604,513 kilometers:

Sun Oct 18 2020

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TR6 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TR6 is 25.82.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TR6, 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 TR6 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TR6 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 TR6 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 83.6°
Max altitude: 43.8°
Azimuth: 274.4°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TR6 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 TR6 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TR6 at epoch 12 October 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459135.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.65672455
Orbit inclination i 0.79694319°
Perihelion distance q 0.80882752 AU
120,998,875 km
Aphelion distance Q 3.90358352 AU
583,967,783 km
Semi-major axis a 2.35620552 AU
352,483,329 km
Orbital period period 3.6200 years
1,321.0467 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Nov-26 22:49:29
2,459,180.4510 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 239.2292821825°
Longitude of the ascending node node 205.76414327115°
Mean anomaly M 347.75034131087°
Mean motion n 0.27251118°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TR6 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TR6 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TR6 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 TR6
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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TR6 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TR6 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 TR6 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Oct 14 01h 21m 16s +10° 19’ 31” 21.32 Pisces
2020 Oct 15 01h 34m 24s +11° 32’ 36” 20.96 Pisces
2020 Oct 16 01h 55m 45s +13° 25’ 09” 20.58 Aries
2020 Oct 17 02h 35m 18s +16° 30’ 51” 20.17 Aries
2020 Oct 18 04h 02m 03s +21° 20’ 03” 19.89 Taurus
2020 Oct 19 06h 58m 10s +22° 05’ 00” 20.60 Gemini
2020 Oct 20 09h 28m 44s +13° 11’ 30” 22.86 Leo
2020 Oct 21 10h 36m 11s +06° 49’ 44” 25.00 Leo
2020 Oct 22 11h 08m 35s +03° 27’ 27” 26.00 Leo
2020 Oct 23 11h 26m 56s +01° 30’ 02” 27.00 Leo
2020 Oct 24 11h 38m 39s +00° 14’ 40” 28.00 Virgo
2020 Oct 25 11h 46m 46s -00° 37’ 35” 29.00 Virgo
2020 Oct 26 11h 52m 46s -01° 16’ 03” 29.00 Virgo
2020 Oct 27 11h 57m 24s -01° 45’ 38” 29.00 Virgo