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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:38  ☀️ Transit: 13:03  🌅 Sunset: 19:28

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UQ3

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UQ3 is currently in the constellation of Ophiucus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UQ3 is 16h 24m 19s and the Declination is -16° 40’ 25” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UQ3 is 26.38 (JPL).

16h 24m 19s
-16° 40’ 25”

Today's rise, transit and set times of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UQ3 from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 106.7°
Max altitude: 21.8°
Azimuth: 253.3°
  • 2020 UQ3 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • Right now it is placed in the South-East direction at an altitude of 5° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2020 UQ3 is visible only through long exposure photography.
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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.

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UQ3 in Ophiucus on March, 31 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UQ3 in Ophiucus on March, 31 2023
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 UQ3?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UQ3 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UQ3 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UQ3 from Earth is currently 150,380,135 kilometers, equivalent to 1.005229 Astronomical Units. Light takes 8 minutes and 21.6141 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UQ3 and arrive to us.

8 minutes and 21.6141 seconds

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.

Chart of the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UQ3 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 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 0.008010 Astronomical Units, or 1,198,247 kilometers:

Tue Jul 18 2023

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UQ3 Brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UQ3 is 26.38.


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.

Chart of the magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UQ3 as a function of time

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UQ3 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UQ3 at epoch 08 August 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459800.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.53136600
Orbit inclination i 2.79963850°
Perihelion distance q 0.96459986 AU
144,302,086 km
Aphelion distance Q 3.15204492 AU
471,539,209 km
Semi-major axis a 2.05832239 AU
307,920,647 km
Orbital period period 2.9531 years
1,078.6201 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2023-Aug-12 00:31:25
2,460,168.5218 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 201.76123549035°
Longitude of the ascending node node 124.09338704127°
Mean anomaly M 237.16912477538°
Mean motion n 0.33375976°/day

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!

Orbit Diagram of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UQ3
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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.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2023 Mar 24 16h 15m 50s -16° 40’ 17” 26.68 Scorpius
2023 Mar 25 16h 17m 04s -16° 40’ 36” 26.64 Scorpius
2023 Mar 26 16h 18m 19s -16° 40’ 50” 26.59 Scorpius
2023 Mar 27 16h 19m 32s -16° 40’ 55” 26.55 Scorpius
2023 Mar 28 16h 20m 44s -16° 40’ 55” 26.51 Scorpius
2023 Mar 29 16h 21m 56s -16° 40’ 50” 26.47 Scorpius
2023 Mar 30 16h 23m 08s -16° 40’ 36” 26.42 Ophiucus
2023 Mar 31 16h 24m 19s -16° 40’ 18” 26.38 Ophiucus
2023 Apr 01 16h 25m 27s -16° 39’ 51” 26.33 Ophiucus
2023 Apr 02 16h 26m 36s -16° 39’ 19” 26.29 Ophiucus
2023 Apr 03 16h 27m 44s -16° 38’ 39” 26.24 Ophiucus
2023 Apr 04 16h 28m 53s -16° 37’ 53” 26.19 Ophiucus
2023 Apr 05 16h 29m 58s -16° 37’ 00” 26.15 Ophiucus
2023 Apr 06 16h 31m 05s -16° 36’ 01” 26.10 Ophiucus