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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UV

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UV 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 UV Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UV is currently in the constellation of Pisces. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UV is 01h 36m 28s and the Declination is -08° 49’ 19” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UV is 16.99 (JPL).

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

01h 36m 28s
-08° 49’ 19”
Pisces
16.99
  • 2020 UV is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the East-South-East direction at an altitude of 8° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2020 UV is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 2020 UV rise and set times.
  • Go to interactive sky chart

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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UV Position and Finder Charts

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

Also check out Where is Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UV?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UV in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UV Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UV from Earth is currently 770,179 kilometers, equivalent to 0.005148 Astronomical Units. Light takes 2.5690 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UV and arrive to us.

770,179
0.005148
2.5690 seconds

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

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UV to Earth happens on Thu Oct 22 2020 at a distance of 0.003230 Astronomical Units, or 483,211 kilometers:

Thu Oct 22 2020
483,211
0.003230

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UV brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UV is 16.99.

16.99

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

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UV rise and set times

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

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

Azimuth: 97.9°
Max altitude: 29.2°
Azimuth: 265.3°

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

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

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.48992959
Orbit inclination i 1.90239162°
Perihelion distance q 0.94871173 AU
141,925,255 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.77121287 AU
414,567,546 km
Semi-major axis a 1.85996230 AU
278,246,401 km
Orbital period period 2.5400 years
926.5197 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Nov-16 16:39:05
2,459,170.1938 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 215.01456334491°
Longitude of the ascending node node 206.01668867774°
Mean anomaly M 348.07389491337°
Mean motion n 0.38855085°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UV Orbit

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

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

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Oct 14 23h 16m 45s +01° 04’ 08” 21.83 Pisces
2020 Oct 15 23h 18m 45s +00° 53’ 27” 21.57 Pisces
2020 Oct 16 23h 21m 24s +00° 39’ 59” 21.27 Pisces
2020 Oct 17 23h 25m 05s +00° 22’ 10” 20.92 Pisces
2020 Oct 18 23h 30m 29s -00° 02’ 35” 20.50 Pisces
2020 Oct 19 23h 38m 48s -00° 39’ 55” 19.97 Pisces
2020 Oct 20 23h 53m 13s -01° 42’ 51” 19.25 Pisces
2020 Oct 21 00h 23m 18s -03° 50’ 31” 18.20 Pisces
2020 Oct 22 01h 53m 25s -09° 34’ 04” 16.69 Cetus
2020 Oct 23 06h 44m 42s -15° 06’ 23” 17.82 Canis Majoris
2020 Oct 24 09h 17m 03s -08° 48’ 30” 20.86 Hydra
2020 Oct 25 09h 59m 53s -06° 08’ 48” 23.00 Sextans
2020 Oct 26 10h 18m 29s -04° 54’ 50” 24.00 Sextans
2020 Oct 27 10h 28m 49s -04° 13’ 14” 24.00 Sextans