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 Sagittarius. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UL3 is 19h 38m 53s and the Declination is -32° 37’ 15” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UL3 is 23.96 (JPL).
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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.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UL3 Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UL3 from Earth is currently 78,387,321 kilometers, equivalent to 0.523987 Astronomical Units. Light takes 4 minutes and 21.4720 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UL3 and arrive to us.
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.
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 0.010462 Astronomical Units, or 1,565,131 kilometers:
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UL3 brightness
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.
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UL3 rise and set times
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
|Perihelion distance||q||0.81978096 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2021-Jan-04 00:05:51
|Next perihelion transit||2022-May-07 11:07
|Argument of perihelion||peri||71.527112884227°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||51.748582774939°|
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!
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.
|2021 May 11||19h 41m 53s||-30° 02’ 15”||24.13||Sagittarius|
|2021 May 12||19h 41m 44s||-30° 21’ 41”||24.11||Sagittarius|
|2021 May 13||19h 41m 32s||-30° 41’ 24”||24.09||Sagittarius|
|2021 May 14||19h 41m 16s||-31° 01’ 26”||24.06||Sagittarius|
|2021 May 15||19h 40m 54s||-31° 21’ 43”||24.04||Sagittarius|
|2021 May 16||19h 40m 27s||-31° 42’ 19”||24.02||Sagittarius|
|2021 May 17||19h 39m 55s||-32° 03’ 10”||23.99||Sagittarius|
|2021 May 18||19h 39m 19s||-32° 24’ 15”||23.97||Sagittarius|
|2021 May 19||19h 38m 36s||-32° 45’ 37”||23.95||Sagittarius|
|2021 May 20||19h 37m 49s||-33° 07’ 09”||23.92||Sagittarius|
|2021 May 21||19h 36m 56s||-33° 28’ 55”||23.90||Sagittarius|
|2021 May 22||19h 35m 58s||-33° 50’ 53”||23.87||Sagittarius|
|2021 May 23||19h 34m 54s||-34° 13’ 00”||23.85||Sagittarius|
|2021 May 24||19h 33m 46s||-34° 35’ 14”||23.82||Sagittarius|