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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UY

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UY 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 UY Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UY is currently in the constellation of Reticulum. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UY is 11h 01m 57s and the Declination is -42° 00’ 57” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UY is 23.93 (JPL).

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11h 01m 57s
-42° 00’ 57”

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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UY Position and Finder Charts

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

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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UY Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UY from Earth is currently 540,632 kilometers, equivalent to 0.003614 Astronomical Units. Light takes 1.8034 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UY and arrive to us.

1.8034 seconds

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

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UY to Earth happens on Wed Oct 21 2020 at a distance of 0.002347 Astronomical Units, or 351,053 kilometers:

Wed Oct 21 2020

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UY brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UY is 23.93.


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

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UY rise and set times

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

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UY is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UY at epoch 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.25392336
Orbit inclination i 0.24735049°
Perihelion distance q 0.82939198 AU
124,075,274 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.39395058 AU
208,532,039 km
Semi-major axis a 1.11167128 AU
166,303,657 km
Orbital period period 1.1700 years
428.1175 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Dec-22 13:29:54
2,459,206.0624 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 45.628792735438°
Longitude of the ascending node node 62.204712113671°
Mean anomaly M 187.14448318726°
Mean motion n 0.84089060°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 UY Orbit

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

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

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Oct 14 01h 33m 51s +03° 33’ 29” 22.02 Pisces
2020 Oct 15 01h 34m 58s +02° 49’ 40” 21.71 Pisces
2020 Oct 16 01h 36m 29s +01° 49’ 17” 21.36 Cetus
2020 Oct 17 01h 38m 43s +00° 20’ 47” 20.96 Cetus
2020 Oct 18 01h 42m 16s -02° 01’ 20” 20.48 Cetus
2020 Oct 19 01h 49m 00s -06° 26’ 03” 19.86 Cetus
2020 Oct 20 02h 06m 14s -17° 14’ 20” 19.05 Cetus
2020 Oct 21 04h 11m 54s -58° 24’ 53” 18.77 Reticulum
2020 Oct 22 12h 28m 00s -38° 44’ 45” 25.00 Centaurus
2020 Oct 23 13h 02m 57s -22° 24’ 33” 31.00 Virgo
2020 Oct 24 13h 12m 56s -16° 38’ 03” 35.00 Virgo
2020 Oct 25 13h 17m 39s -13° 45’ 33” 37.00 Virgo
2020 Oct 26 13h 20m 23s -12° 02’ 50” 37.00 Virgo
2020 Oct 27 13h 22m 13s -10° 54’ 56” 37.00 Virgo