Asteroid (NEO) 2020 US
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 US 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 US Impact Earth?.
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 US is currently in the constellation of Capricornus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 US is 16h 22m 36s and the Declination is -28° 02’ 52” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 US is 24.00 (JPL).
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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 US Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2020 US 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 US Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 US from Earth is currently 1,087,102 kilometers, equivalent to 0.007267 Astronomical Units. Light takes 3.6262 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 US and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 US 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 US to Earth
During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 US to Earth happens on Wed Oct 21 2020 at a distance of 0.005517 Astronomical Units, or 825,363 kilometers:
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 US brightness
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 US, 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 US rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 US 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 US Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.78886502 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2020-Dec-03 11:02:57
|Argument of perihelion||peri||245.14951303793°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||207.15567030674°|
Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 US Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 US with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 US 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 US 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 US 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 US in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2020 Oct 14||00h 18m 54s||+09° 10’ 03”||22.13||Pisces|
|2020 Oct 15||00h 15m 41s||+08° 44’ 21”||21.85||Pisces|
|2020 Oct 16||00h 11m 20s||+08° 08’ 48”||21.53||Pisces|
|2020 Oct 17||00h 05m 03s||+07° 16’ 38”||21.15||Pisces|
|2020 Oct 18||23h 55m 14s||+05° 53’ 05”||20.69||Pisces|
|2020 Oct 19||23h 37m 32s||+03° 19’ 33”||20.10||Pisces|
|2020 Oct 20||22h 56m 59s||-02° 38’ 21”||19.37||Pisces|
|2020 Oct 21||20h 31m 27s||-21° 06’ 41”||19.17||Capricornus|
|2020 Oct 22||15h 32m 29s||-28° 01’ 17”||25.00||Libra|
|2020 Oct 23||14h 00m 21s||-21° 18’ 11”||35.00||Virgo|
|2020 Oct 24||13h 30m 21s||-18° 11’ 35”||37.00||Virgo|
|2020 Oct 25||13h 16m 04s||-16° 33’ 27”||35.00||Virgo|
|2020 Oct 26||13h 07m 49s||-15° 33’ 46”||34.00||Virgo|
|2020 Oct 27||13h 02m 27s||-14° 53’ 48”||33.00||Virgo|