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north SunriseRise: 7:41  
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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UL3

Altitude: -44.0°   Azimuth: 300.0°   Direction: West-North-West

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UL3 is currently in the constellation of Libra.

The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UL3 is 15h 35m 35s and the Declination is -18° 36’ 49” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UL3 is 25.82 (JPL).

15h 35m 35s
-18° 36’ 49”

Today's rise, transit and set times of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UL3 from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 108.5°
Max altitude: 20.0°
Azimuth: 251.4°
  • 2020 UL3 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2020 UL3 is visible only through long exposure photography.
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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.

Finder chart of 2020 UL3 in Libra on December,01 2023
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UL3 in Libra on December, 01 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Finder chart of 2020 UL3
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UL3 in Libra on December, 01 2023
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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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 314,068,724 kilometers, equivalent to 2.099420 Astronomical Units. Light takes 17 minutes and 27.6205 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UL3 and arrive to us.

17 minutes and 27.6205 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.

Chart of the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UL3 from Earth in Astronomical Units (au)

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 and Light Curve

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.

Chart of the magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UL3 as a function of time

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UL3 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UL3 at epoch 12 September 2023 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460200.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.32407754
Orbit inclination i 10.35325443°
Perihelion distance q 0.81943479 AU
122,585,700 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.60520662 AU
240,135,493 km
Semi-major axis a 1.21232070 AU
181,360,596 km
Orbital period period 1.3349 years
487.5562 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2023-Sep-06 05:18:23
2,460,193.7211 JD
Next perihelion transit 2025-Jan-05 18:39
2,460,681.2773 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 71.711289732258°
Longitude of the ascending node node 51.707198460404°
Mean anomaly M 5.0053774500878°
Mean motion n 0.73837637°/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
2023 Nov 24 15h 08m 53s -16° 21’ 07” 25.68 Libra
2023 Nov 25 15h 12m 19s -16° 39’ 26” 25.70 Libra
2023 Nov 26 15h 15m 43s -16° 57’ 29” 25.72 Libra
2023 Nov 27 15h 19m 09s -17° 15’ 12” 25.74 Libra
2023 Nov 28 15h 22m 33s -17° 32’ 39” 25.75 Libra
2023 Nov 29 15h 25m 58s -17° 49’ 46” 25.77 Libra
2023 Nov 30 15h 29m 21s -18° 06’ 37” 25.79 Libra
2023 Dec 01 15h 32m 44s -18° 23’ 08” 25.81 Libra
2023 Dec 02 15h 36m 07s -18° 39’ 23” 25.82 Libra
2023 Dec 03 15h 39m 30s -18° 55’ 18” 25.84 Libra
2023 Dec 04 15h 42m 52s -19° 10’ 57” 25.86 Libra
2023 Dec 05 15h 46m 14s -19° 26’ 17” 25.88 Libra
2023 Dec 06 15h 49m 36s -19° 41’ 18” 25.89 Libra
2023 Dec 07 15h 52m 59s -19° 56’ 03” 25.91 Libra