Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UQ3
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UQ3 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 UQ3 Impact Earth?.
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UQ3 is currently in the constellation of Aries. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UQ3 is 03h 00m 23s and the Declination is +14° 06’ 39” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UQ3 is 27.05 (JPL).
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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UQ3 Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UQ3 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 UQ3 Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UQ3 from Earth is currently 196,470,510 kilometers, equivalent to 1.313324 Astronomical Units. Light takes 10 minutes and 55.3551 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UQ3 and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UQ3 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 UQ3 to Earth
During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UQ3 to Earth happens on Tue Jul 18 2023 at a distance of 0.008025 Astronomical Units, or 1,200,455 kilometers:
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UQ3 brightness
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UQ3, 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 UQ3 rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UQ3 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 UQ3 Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.96389904 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2020-Aug-28 06:35:36
|Next perihelion transit||2023-Aug-09 09:18
|Argument of perihelion||peri||201.52885239851°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||124.26459509°|
Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UQ3 Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UQ3 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UQ3 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 UQ3 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UQ3 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 UQ3 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2021 Jan 14||02h 50m 17s||+13° 01’ 59”||26.78||Aries|
|2021 Jan 15||02h 51m 39s||+13° 11’ 08”||26.82||Aries|
|2021 Jan 16||02h 53m 03s||+13° 20’ 13”||26.86||Aries|
|2021 Jan 17||02h 54m 25s||+13° 29’ 16”||26.90||Aries|
|2021 Jan 18||02h 55m 50s||+13° 38’ 13”||26.93||Aries|
|2021 Jan 19||02h 57m 14s||+13° 47’ 08”||26.97||Aries|
|2021 Jan 20||02h 58m 37s||+13° 55’ 59”||27.01||Aries|
|2021 Jan 21||03h 00m 03s||+14° 04’ 45”||27.04||Aries|
|2021 Jan 22||03h 01m 28s||+14° 13’ 28”||27.08||Aries|
|2021 Jan 23||03h 02m 54s||+14° 22’ 08”||27.11||Aries|
|2021 Jan 24||03h 04m 22s||+14° 30’ 42”||27.15||Aries|
|2021 Jan 25||03h 05m 48s||+14° 39’ 14”||27.18||Aries|
|2021 Jan 26||03h 07m 15s||+14° 47’ 41”||27.22||Aries|
|2021 Jan 27||03h 08m 44s||+14° 56’ 04”||27.25||Aries|