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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).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TW6 [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]:

08h 06m 21s
+31° 00’ 44”
Gemini
20.98

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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.

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TW6 in Gemini on October, 21 2020
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TW6 in Gemini 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 TW6?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TW6 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

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.

4,230,231
0.028277
14.1105 seconds

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.

Distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TW6 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 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:

Tue Oct 20 2020
4,149,336
0.027737

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TW6 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TW6 is 20.98.

20.98

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.

Predicted magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TW6 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TW6 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 TW6 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 58.8°
Max altitude: 68.7°
Azimuth: 300.9°

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

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TW6 at epoch 15 October 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459138.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.33241926
Orbit inclination i 6.15920153°
Perihelion distance q 0.85450159 AU
127,831,618 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.70549313 AU
255,138,142 km
Semi-major axis a 1.27999736 AU
191,484,880 km
Orbital period period 1.4500 years
528.9469 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Dec-10 18:16:28
2,459,194.2614 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 67.351057395395°
Longitude of the ascending node node 27.415500233751°
Mean anomaly M 322.04889191564°
Mean motion n 0.68059768°/day

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!

Orbit Diagram of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TW6
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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.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
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