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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UL3

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UL3 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 UL3 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UL3 is currently in the constellation of Libra. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UL3 is 14h 59m 29s and the Declination is -20° 41’ 45” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UL3 is 26.77 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UL3 [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]:

14h 59m 29s
-20° 41’ 45”

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Additional information about Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UL3 available on TheSkyLive:

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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UL3 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UL3 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 UL3 in Libra on September, 26 2022
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UL3 in Libra on September, 26 2022
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 UL3?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UL3 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UL3 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UL3 from Earth is currently 286,591,268 kilometers, equivalent to 1.915744 Astronomical Units. Light takes 15 minutes and 55.9656 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UL3 and arrive to us.

15 minutes and 55.9656 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UL3 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 UL3 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 UL3 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UL3 to Earth happens on Tue Nov 12 2024 at a distance of 0.010466 Astronomical Units, or 1,565,689 kilometers:

Tue Nov 12 2024

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UL3 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UL3 is 26.77.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UL3, 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 UL3 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UL3 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 UL3 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 110.8°
Max altitude: 17.7°
Azimuth: 249.1°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UL3 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 UL3 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UL3 at epoch 20 January 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.32417715
Orbit inclination i 10.35259492°
Perihelion distance q 0.81934568 AU
122,572,370 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.60538937 AU
240,162,832 km
Semi-major axis a 1.21236753 AU
181,367,601 km
Orbital period period 1.3349 years
487.5845 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2022-May-06 16:33:19
2,459,706.1898 JD
Next perihelion transit 2023-Sep-06 06:34
2,460,193.7743 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 71.71965800169°
Longitude of the ascending node node 51.711938903002°
Mean anomaly M 281.96566123434°
Mean motion n 0.73833360°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UL3 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UL3 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UL3 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 UL3
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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UL3 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UL3 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 UL3 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2022 Sep 19 14h 38m 39s -18° 46’ 13” 26.71 Libra
2022 Sep 20 14h 41m 38s -19° 03’ 28” 26.72 Libra
2022 Sep 21 14h 44m 35s -19° 20’ 26” 26.73 Libra
2022 Sep 22 14h 47m 35s -19° 37’ 12” 26.74 Libra
2022 Sep 23 14h 50m 32s -19° 53’ 39” 26.74 Libra
2022 Sep 24 14h 53m 30s -20° 09’ 53” 26.75 Libra
2022 Sep 25 14h 56m 30s -20° 25’ 53” 26.76 Libra
2022 Sep 26 14h 59m 27s -20° 41’ 35” 26.77 Libra
2022 Sep 27 15h 02m 26s -20° 57’ 05” 26.78 Libra
2022 Sep 28 15h 05m 23s -21° 12’ 17” 26.79 Libra
2022 Sep 29 15h 08m 21s -21° 27’ 15” 26.80 Libra
2022 Sep 30 15h 11m 20s -21° 41’ 58” 26.81 Libra
2022 Oct 01 15h 14m 17s -21° 56’ 26” 26.82 Libra
2022 Oct 02 15h 17m 16s -22° 10’ 40” 26.82 Libra