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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TV7

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TV7 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 TV7 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TV7 is currently in the constellation of Coma. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TV7 is 12h 41m 55s and the Declination is +14° 28’ 02” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TV7 is 27.80 (JPL).

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12h 41m 55s
+14° 28’ 02”

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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TV7 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TV7 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 TV7 in Coma on October, 21 2020
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TV7 in Coma 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 TV7 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TV7 from Earth is currently 5,710,413 kilometers, equivalent to 0.038172 Astronomical Units. Light takes 19.0479 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TV7 and arrive to us.

19.0479 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TV7 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 TV7 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 TV7 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TV7 to Earth happens on Fri Oct 16 2020 at a distance of 0.011628 Astronomical Units, or 1,739,479 kilometers:

Fri Oct 16 2020

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TV7 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TV7 is 27.80.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TV7, 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 TV7 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TV7 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 TV7 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 74.6°
Max altitude: 53.5°
Azimuth: 284.6°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TV7 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 TV7 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TV7 at epoch 14 October 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459137.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.42765127
Orbit inclination i 7.33743402°
Perihelion distance q 0.73480495 AU
109,925,255 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.83287766 AU
274,194,596 km
Semi-major axis a 1.28384131 AU
192,059,926 km
Orbital period period 1.4500 years
531.3314 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Dec-11 10:09:23
2,459,194.9232 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 83.202057702442°
Longitude of the ascending node node 24.165487597015°
Mean anomaly M 321.09330073725°
Mean motion n 0.67754330°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TV7 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TV7 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TV7 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 TV7
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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TV7 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TV7 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 TV7 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Oct 14 03h 32m 04s +04° 14’ 58” 20.06 Taurus
2020 Oct 15 04h 13m 19s +08° 53’ 09” 19.66 Taurus
2020 Oct 16 05h 32m 34s +16° 35’ 26” 19.49 Taurus
2020 Oct 17 07h 52m 27s +24° 25’ 14” 20.24 Gemini
2020 Oct 18 10h 10m 00s +24° 07’ 20” 22.26 Leo
2020 Oct 19 11h 26m 48s +20° 29’ 03” 24.00 Leo
2020 Oct 20 12h 06m 52s +17° 36’ 42” 26.00 Coma
2020 Oct 21 12h 30m 10s +15° 38’ 51” 27.00 Coma
2020 Oct 22 12h 45m 05s +14° 16’ 21” 28.00 Coma
2020 Oct 23 12h 55m 23s +13° 15’ 52” 28.00 Virgo
2020 Oct 24 13h 02m 56s +12° 29’ 34” 29.00 Virgo
2020 Oct 25 13h 08m 40s +11° 52’ 41” 29.00 Virgo
2020 Oct 26 13h 13m 13s +11° 22’ 19” 29.00 Virgo
2020 Oct 27 13h 16m 54s +10° 56’ 35” 30.00 Virgo