Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TW6
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TW6 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 TW6 Impact Earth?.
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TW6 is currently in the constellation of Gemini. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TW6 is 08h 06m 21s and the Declination is +31° 00’ 44” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TW6 is 20.98 (JPL).
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Additional information about Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TW6 available on TheSkyLive:
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TW6 Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TW6 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.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TW6 Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TW6 from Earth is currently 4,230,231 kilometers, equivalent to 0.028277 Astronomical Units. Light takes 14.1105 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TW6 and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TW6 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.
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 TW6 to Earth
During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TW6 to Earth happens on Tue Oct 20 2020 at a distance of 0.027737 Astronomical Units, or 4,149,336 kilometers:
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TW6 brightness
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TW6, 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.
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TW6 rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TW6 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 TW6 Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.85450159 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2020-Dec-10 18:16:28
|Argument of perihelion||peri||67.351057395395°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||27.415500233751°|
Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TW6 Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TW6 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TW6 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!
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TW6 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TW6 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 TW6 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2020 Oct 14||03h 44m 33s||+07° 03’ 50”||20.53||Taurus|
|2020 Oct 15||04h 00m 20s||+09° 21’ 07”||20.38||Taurus|
|2020 Oct 16||04h 19m 46s||+12° 05’ 00”||20.26||Taurus|
|2020 Oct 17||04h 43m 55s||+15° 17’ 57”||20.17||Taurus|
|2020 Oct 18||05h 14m 00s||+18° 57’ 51”||20.14||Taurus|
|2020 Oct 19||05h 51m 06s||+22° 52’ 50”||20.20||Taurus|
|2020 Oct 20||06h 35m 21s||+26° 37’ 12”||20.36||Gemini|
|2020 Oct 21||07h 25m 03s||+29° 35’ 29”||20.65||Gemini|
|2020 Oct 22||08h 16m 08s||+31° 19’ 55”||21.06||Cancer|
|2020 Oct 23||09h 03m 56s||+31° 47’ 25”||21.55||Cancer|
|2020 Oct 24||09h 45m 18s||+31° 16’ 53”||22.08||Leo|
|2020 Oct 25||10h 19m 23s||+30° 13’ 15”||22.61||Leo Minor|
|2020 Oct 26||10h 46m 51s||+28° 55’ 58”||23.12||Leo Minor|
|2020 Oct 27||11h 08m 54s||+27° 36’ 33”||23.58||Leo|