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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TT5

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TT5 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 TT5 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TT5 is currently in the constellation of Pisces. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TT5 is 00h 08m 38s and the Declination is -04° 25’ 48” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TT5 is 18.96 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TT5 [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 08m 38s
-04° 25’ 48”
  • 2020 TT5 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the South-East direction at an altitude of 28° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2020 TT5 is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 2020 TT5 rise and set times.
  • Go to interactive sky chart

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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TT5 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TT5 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 TT5 in Pisces on October, 21 2020
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TT5 in Pisces 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 TT5?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TT5 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TT5 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TT5 from Earth is currently 2,053,903 kilometers, equivalent to 0.013729 Astronomical Units. Light takes 6.8511 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TT5 and arrive to us.

6.8511 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TT5 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 TT5 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 TT5 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TT5 to Earth happens on Fri Oct 23 2020 at a distance of 0.013144 Astronomical Units, or 1,966,290 kilometers:

Fri Oct 23 2020

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TT5 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TT5 is 18.96.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TT5, 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 TT5 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TT5 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 TT5 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 92.8°
Max altitude: 33.4°
Azimuth: 271.9°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TT5 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 TT5 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TT5 at epoch 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.15272529
Orbit inclination i 8.11951338°
Perihelion distance q 0.99356768 AU
148,635,609 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.35175827 AU
202,220,159 km
Semi-major axis a 1.17266297 AU
175,427,884 km
Orbital period period 1.2700 years
463.8294 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Nov-15 19:40:30
2,459,169.3198 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 206.82839060904°
Longitude of the ascending node node 207.84579789639°
Mean anomaly M 228.97093532962°
Mean motion n 0.77614749°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TT5 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TT5 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TT5 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 TT5
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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TT5 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TT5 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 TT5 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Oct 14 22h 20m 47s +34° 20’ 53” 21.12 Pegasus
2020 Oct 15 22h 28m 26s +32° 13’ 46” 20.87 Pegasus
2020 Oct 16 22h 37m 18s +29° 38’ 00” 20.61 Pegasus
2020 Oct 17 22h 47m 36s +26° 25’ 06” 20.32 Pegasus
2020 Oct 18 22h 59m 39s +22° 24’ 02” 20.01 Pegasus
2020 Oct 19 23h 13m 45s +17° 21’ 11” 19.68 Pegasus
2020 Oct 20 23h 30m 16s +11° 02’ 00” 19.36 Pegasus
2020 Oct 21 23h 49m 39s +03° 15’ 47” 19.08 Pisces
2020 Oct 22 00h 12m 14s -05° 54’ 02” 18.93 Pisces
2020 Oct 23 00h 38m 17s -15° 57’ 51” 18.96 Cetus
2020 Oct 24 01h 07m 49s -25° 59’ 18” 19.17 Sculptor
2020 Oct 25 01h 40m 21s -34° 56’ 57” 19.50 Sculptor
2020 Oct 26 02h 14m 51s -42° 12’ 03” 19.88 Phoenix
2020 Oct 27 02h 49m 50s -47° 37’ 05” 20.28 Eridanus