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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UE

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UE 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 UE Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UE is currently in the constellation of Pisces. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UE is 01h 26m 31s and the Declination is +15° 30’ 33” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UE is 19.81 (JPL).

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

01h 26m 31s
+15° 30’ 33”
  • 2020 UE is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the East-South-East direction at an altitude of 32° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2020 UE is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 2020 UE rise and set times.
  • Go to interactive sky chart

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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UE Position and Finder Charts

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

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UE Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UE from Earth is currently 8,141,407 kilometers, equivalent to 0.054422 Astronomical Units. Light takes 27.1568 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UE and arrive to us.

27.1568 seconds

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

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UE to Earth happens on Thu Oct 15 2020 at a distance of 0.001822 Astronomical Units, or 272,524 kilometers:

Thu Oct 15 2020

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UE brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UE is 19.81.


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

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

Azimuth: 74.5°
Max altitude: 54.1°
Azimuth: 285.5°

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

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UE at epoch 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.48275609
Orbit inclination i 3.16271830°
Perihelion distance q 0.70550842 AU
105,542,558 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.02244411 AU
302,553,333 km
Semi-major axis a 1.36397627 AU
204,047,946 km
Orbital period period 1.5900 years
581.8468 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Aug-22 18:18:32
2,459,084.2629 JD
Next perihelion transit 2022-Mar-27 14:37
2,459,666.1097 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 274.87402020197°
Longitude of the ascending node node 23.241496408656°
Mean anomaly M 308.17426744604°
Mean motion n 0.61871957°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UE Orbit

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

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

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Oct 14 12h 44m 17s -16° 43’ 45” 31.00 Corvus
2020 Oct 15 11h 14m 44s -17° 22’ 33” 21.00 Crater
2020 Oct 16 02h 36m 01s +12° 32’ 40” 15.21 Aries
2020 Oct 17 01h 49m 36s +14° 42’ 33” 16.80 Aries
2020 Oct 18 01h 37m 49s +15° 09’ 36” 17.76 Pisces
2020 Oct 19 01h 32m 29s +15° 20’ 49” 18.46 Pisces
2020 Oct 20 01h 29m 26s +15° 26’ 48” 19.01 Pisces
2020 Oct 21 01h 27m 30s +15° 30’ 24” 19.48 Pisces
2020 Oct 22 01h 26m 11s +15° 32’ 41” 19.88 Pisces
2020 Oct 23 01h 25m 13s +15° 34’ 14” 20.23 Pisces
2020 Oct 24 01h 24m 29s +15° 35’ 15” 20.55 Pisces
2020 Oct 25 01h 23m 57s +15° 35’ 54” 20.83 Pisces
2020 Oct 26 01h 23m 33s +15° 36’ 20” 21.10 Pisces
2020 Oct 27 01h 23m 14s +15° 36’ 35” 21.34 Pisces