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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TS5

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TS5 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 TS5 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TS5 is currently in the constellation of Pegasus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TS5 is 00h 12m 08s and the Declination is +19° 00’ 48” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TS5 is 19.86 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TS5 [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 12m 08s
+19° 00’ 48”
  • 2020 TS5 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the South-East direction at an altitude of 48° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2020 TS5 is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 2020 TS5 rise and set times.
  • Go to interactive sky chart

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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TS5 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TS5 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 TS5 in Pegasus on October, 21 2020
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TS5 in Pegasus 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 TS5?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TS5 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TS5 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TS5 from Earth is currently 4,907,175 kilometers, equivalent to 0.032802 Astronomical Units. Light takes 16.3686 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TS5 and arrive to us.

16.3686 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TS5 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 TS5 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 TS5 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TS5 to Earth happens on Wed Oct 28 2020 at a distance of 0.024092 Astronomical Units, or 3,604,150 kilometers:

Wed Oct 28 2020

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TS5 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TS5 is 19.86.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TS5, 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 TS5 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TS5 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 TS5 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 70.1°
Max altitude: 57.2°
Azimuth: 291.2°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TS5 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 TS5 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TS5 at epoch 14 October 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459137.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.18248592
Orbit inclination i 9.44090928°
Perihelion distance q 0.98786339 AU
147,782,261 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.42888616 AU
213,758,328 km
Semi-major axis a 1.20837478 AU
180,770,294 km
Orbital period period 1.3300 years
485.1778 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Nov-28 15:08:36
2,459,182.1310 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 217.1116576724°
Longitude of the ascending node node 211.12949607882°
Mean anomaly M 326.88399439877°
Mean motion n 0.74199605°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TS5 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TS5 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TS5 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 TS5
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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TS5 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TS5 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 TS5 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Oct 14 23h 26m 27s +36° 34’ 36” 21.37 Andromeda
2020 Oct 15 23h 30m 25s +35° 16’ 01” 21.21 Andromeda
2020 Oct 16 23h 34m 49s +33° 46’ 00” 21.04 Pegasus
2020 Oct 17 23h 39m 41s +32° 02’ 31” 20.86 Pegasus
2020 Oct 18 23h 45m 06s +30° 03’ 12” 20.67 Pegasus
2020 Oct 19 23h 51m 06s +27° 45’ 14” 20.47 Pegasus
2020 Oct 20 23h 57m 47s +25° 05’ 14” 20.26 Pegasus
2020 Oct 21 00h 05m 12s +21° 59’ 29” 20.04 Pegasus
2020 Oct 22 00h 13m 27s +18° 23’ 47” 19.82 Pegasus
2020 Oct 23 00h 22m 36s +14° 14’ 03” 19.61 Pisces
2020 Oct 24 00h 32m 44s +09° 26’ 53” 19.42 Pisces
2020 Oct 25 00h 43m 59s +04° 00’ 46” 19.28 Pisces
2020 Oct 26 00h 56m 23s -02° 02’ 21” 19.23 Cetus
2020 Oct 27 01h 10m 02s -08° 35’ 43” 19.26 Cetus