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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UQ

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UQ 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 UQ Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UQ is currently in the constellation of Carina. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UQ is 11h 23m 33s and the Declination is -50° 53’ 10” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UQ is 24.47 (JPL).

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

11h 23m 33s
-50° 53’ 10”

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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UQ Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UQ 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 UQ in Carina on October, 21 2020
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UQ in Carina 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]

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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UQ Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UQ from Earth is currently 3,093,230 kilometers, equivalent to 0.020677 Astronomical Units. Light takes 10.3179 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UQ and arrive to us.

10.3179 seconds

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

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UQ to Earth happens on Tue Oct 20 2020 at a distance of 0.013105 Astronomical Units, or 1,960,547 kilometers:

Tue Oct 20 2020

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UQ brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UQ is 24.47.


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

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UQ rise and set times

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UQ is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UQ at epoch 16 October 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459139.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.51410373
Orbit inclination i 5.74904860°
Perihelion distance q 0.60911002 AU
91,121,562 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.89805071 AU
283,944,345 km
Semi-major axis a 1.25358036 AU
187,532,953 km
Orbital period period 1.4000 years
512.6568 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Dec-15 09:54:52
2,459,198.9131 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 285.75458363368°
Longitude of the ascending node node 199.73916065474°
Mean anomaly M 318.27867913359°
Mean motion n 0.70222422°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UQ Orbit

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

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

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Oct 14 02h 14m 39s +09° 54’ 59” 21.49 Cetus
2020 Oct 15 02h 19m 59s +07° 44’ 29” 21.12 Cetus
2020 Oct 16 02h 27m 33s +04° 34’ 51” 20.72 Cetus
2020 Oct 17 02h 39m 11s -00° 21’ 10” 20.30 Cetus
2020 Oct 18 02h 59m 14s -08° 49’ 40” 19.89 Eridanus
2020 Oct 19 03h 41m 03s -24° 46’ 31” 19.64 Fornax
2020 Oct 20 05h 37m 32s -50° 17’ 03” 20.17 Pictor
2020 Oct 21 09h 43m 17s -58° 38’ 22” 22.18 Carina
2020 Oct 22 11h 46m 58s -49° 17’ 17” 25.00 Centaurus
2020 Oct 23 12h 30m 46s -42° 04’ 20” 27.00 Centaurus
2020 Oct 24 12h 51m 29s -37° 30’ 47” 28.00 Centaurus
2020 Oct 25 13h 03m 23s -34° 29’ 26” 29.00 Centaurus
2020 Oct 26 13h 11m 04s -32° 21’ 44” 30.00 Centaurus
2020 Oct 27 13h 16m 28s -30° 47’ 12” 31.00 Centaurus