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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UX

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UX 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 UX Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UX is currently in the constellation of Virgo. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UX is 12h 49m 31s and the Declination is +00° 54’ 47” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UX is 32.82 (JPL).

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

12h 49m 31s
+00° 54’ 47”

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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UX Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UX 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 UX in Virgo on October, 21 2020
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UX in Virgo 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 UX?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UX in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UX Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UX from Earth is currently 1,877,314 kilometers, equivalent to 0.012549 Astronomical Units. Light takes 6.2620 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UX and arrive to us.

6.2620 seconds

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

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UX to Earth happens on Mon Oct 19 2020 at a distance of 0.001271 Astronomical Units, or 190,117 kilometers:

Mon Oct 19 2020

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UX brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UX is 32.82.


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

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

Azimuth: 88.6°
Max altitude: 39.7°
Azimuth: 271.0°

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

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UX at epoch 17 October 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459140.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.33740411
Orbit inclination i 1.75160821°
Perihelion distance q 0.84169685 AU
125,916,056 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.69890704 AU
254,152,877 km
Semi-major axis a 1.27030195 AU
190,034,467 km
Orbital period period 1.4300 years
522.9484 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Dec-09 16:39:26
2,459,193.1941 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 66.808558182991°
Longitude of the ascending node node 26.681971013971°
Mean anomaly M 323.72517689432°
Mean motion n 0.68840439°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UX Orbit

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

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

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Oct 14 01h 12m 38s +00° 03’ 00” 23.80 Cetus
2020 Oct 15 01h 15m 15s +00° 09’ 55” 23.34 Cetus
2020 Oct 16 01h 19m 24s +00° 21’ 32” 22.77 Cetus
2020 Oct 17 01h 27m 12s +00° 43’ 46” 21.98 Cetus
2020 Oct 18 01h 46m 45s +01° 40’ 09” 20.76 Cetus
2020 Oct 19 03h 48m 51s +07° 00’ 25” 18.89 Taurus
2020 Oct 20 11h 54m 11s +03° 43’ 47” 27.00 Virgo
2020 Oct 21 12h 39m 34s +01° 35’ 27” 32.00 Virgo
2020 Oct 22 12h 52m 09s +00° 58’ 45” 33.00 Virgo
2020 Oct 23 12h 58m 01s +00° 41’ 17” 34.00 Virgo
2020 Oct 24 13h 01m 26s +00° 30’ 46” 34.00 Virgo
2020 Oct 25 13h 03m 41s +00° 23’ 26” 35.00 Virgo
2020 Oct 26 13h 05m 17s +00° 17’ 48” 35.00 Virgo
2020 Oct 27 13h 06m 30s +00° 13’ 04” 35.00 Virgo