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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TY1

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TY1 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 TY1 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TY1 is currently in the constellation of Cetus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TY1 is 03h 10m 52s and the Declination is -00° 51’ 37” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TY1 is 19.57 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TY1 [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]:

03h 10m 52s
-00° 51’ 37”
  • 2020 TY1 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the East direction at an altitude of 6° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2020 TY1 is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 2020 TY1 rise and set times.
  • Go to interactive sky chart

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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TY1 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TY1 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 TY1 in Cetus on October, 21 2020
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TY1 in Cetus 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 TY1?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TY1 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TY1 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TY1 from Earth is currently 19,474,080 kilometers, equivalent to 0.130176 Astronomical Units. Light takes 1 minutes and 4.9585 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TY1 and arrive to us.

1 minutes and 4.9585 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TY1 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 TY1 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 TY1 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TY1 to Earth happens on Sat Nov 7 2020 at a distance of 0.037649 Astronomical Units, or 5,632,248 kilometers:

Sat Nov 7 2020

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TY1 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TY1 is 19.57.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TY1, 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 TY1 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TY1 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 TY1 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 90.8°
Max altitude: 37.6°
Azimuth: 269.1°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TY1 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 TY1 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TY1 at epoch 08 October 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459131.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.54533595
Orbit inclination i 5.92743030°
Perihelion distance q 0.85641568 AU
128,117,962 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.91083040 AU
435,454,031 km
Semi-major axis a 1.88362304 AU
281,785,997 km
Orbital period period 2.5900 years
944.2553 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Dec-15 12:16:49
2,459,199.0117 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 49.629686086702°
Longitude of the ascending node node 50.654463959988°
Mean anomaly M 334.26097850346°
Mean motion n 0.38125284°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TY1 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TY1 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TY1 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 TY1
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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TY1 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TY1 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 TY1 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Oct 14 02h 47m 30s -01° 16’ 44” 20.52 Eridanus
2020 Oct 15 02h 49m 45s -01° 15’ 38” 20.41 Eridanus
2020 Oct 16 02h 52m 09s -01° 14’ 03” 20.30 Cetus
2020 Oct 17 02h 54m 43s -01° 11’ 57” 20.18 Cetus
2020 Oct 18 02h 57m 32s -01° 09’ 11” 20.06 Cetus
2020 Oct 19 03h 00m 33s -01° 05’ 43” 19.94 Cetus
2020 Oct 20 03h 03m 51s -01° 01’ 22” 19.81 Cetus
2020 Oct 21 03h 07m 29s -00° 56’ 00” 19.68 Cetus
2020 Oct 22 03h 11m 31s -00° 49’ 29” 19.55 Cetus
2020 Oct 23 03h 16m 00s -00° 41’ 36” 19.41 Cetus
2020 Oct 24 03h 21m 02s -00° 32’ 07” 19.27 Cetus
2020 Oct 25 03h 26m 44s -00° 20’ 41” 19.12 Taurus
2020 Oct 26 03h 33m 12s -00° 07’ 00” 18.97 Taurus
2020 Oct 27 03h 40m 41s +00° 09’ 28” 18.82 Taurus