Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UA
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UA 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 UA Impact Earth?.
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UA is currently in the constellation of Taurus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UA is 13h 45m 01s and the Declination is -06° 45’ 07” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UA is 23.90 (JPL).
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Additional information about Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UA available on TheSkyLive:
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UA Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UA 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 UA Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UA from Earth is currently 455,304 kilometers, equivalent to 0.003044 Astronomical Units. Light takes 1.5187 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UA and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UA 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 UA to Earth
During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UA to Earth happens on Wed Oct 21 2020 at a distance of 0.000297 Astronomical Units, or 44,498 kilometers:
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UA brightness
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UA, 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 UA rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UA 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 UA Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.75366660 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2020-Jan-20 04:35:06
|Next perihelion transit||2021-Jan-08 14:23
|Argument of perihelion||peri||107.15971670278°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||27.912007887829°|
Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UA Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UA with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UA 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 UA 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UA 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 UA in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2020 Oct 14||02h 40m 42s||+03° 06’ 28”||21.53||Cetus|
|2020 Oct 15||02h 41m 17s||+03° 09’ 17”||21.18||Cetus|
|2020 Oct 16||02h 42m 00s||+03° 13’ 32”||20.76||Cetus|
|2020 Oct 17||02h 42m 56s||+03° 20’ 09”||20.26||Cetus|
|2020 Oct 18||02h 44m 26s||+03° 31’ 27”||19.64||Cetus|
|2020 Oct 19||02h 47m 17s||+03° 53’ 57”||18.78||Cetus|
|2020 Oct 20||02h 55m 05s||+04° 57’ 37”||17.41||Cetus|
|2020 Oct 21||05h 28m 13s||+22° 12’ 06”||13.58||Taurus|
|2020 Oct 22||15h 28m 23s||-09° 23’ 07”||26.00||Libra|
|2020 Oct 23||15h 38m 36s||-10° 41’ 53”||27.00||Libra|
|2020 Oct 24||15h 41m 50s||-11° 06’ 50”||28.00||Libra|
|2020 Oct 25||15h 43m 21s||-11° 19’ 03”||28.00||Libra|
|2020 Oct 26||15h 44m 09s||-11° 26’ 17”||29.00||Libra|
|2020 Oct 27||15h 44m 38s||-11° 31’ 08”||30.00||Libra|