Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VK4
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VK4 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 VK4 Impact Earth?.
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VK4 is currently in the constellation of Eridanus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VK4 is 04h 56m 34s and the Declination is -22° 33’ 57” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VK4 is 20.82 (JPL).
Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VK4 [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]:
- 2020 VK4 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
- It is visible looking in the South-West direction at an altitude of 5° above the horizon.
- Given its current magnitude, 2020 VK4 is visible only through long exposure photography.
- See also 2020 VK4 rise and set times.
- Go to interactive sky chart
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Additional information about Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VK4 available on TheSkyLive:
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VK4 Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VK4 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.
Also check out Where is Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VK4?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VK4 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VK4 Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VK4 from Earth is currently 2,335,833 kilometers, equivalent to 0.015614 Astronomical Units. Light takes 7.7915 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VK4 and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VK4 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 VK4 to Earth
During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VK4 to Earth happens on Thu Nov 19 2020 at a distance of 0.013076 Astronomical Units, or 1,956,076 kilometers:
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VK4 brightness
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VK4, 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 VK4 rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VK4 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 VK4 Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.99740201 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2020-Dec-03 04:44:34
|Argument of perihelion||peri||196.47107945638°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||235.17831022681°|
Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VK4 Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VK4 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VK4 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 VK4 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VK4 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 VK4 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2020 Nov 17||02h 32m 44s||+17° 30’ 56”||19.66||Aries|
|2020 Nov 18||02h 53m 17s||+11° 55’ 18”||19.52||Aries|
|2020 Nov 19||03h 14m 21s||+05° 52’ 50”||19.56||Cetus|
|2020 Nov 20||03h 35m 29s||-00° 20’ 39”||19.73||Taurus|
|2020 Nov 21||03h 56m 20s||-06° 26’ 58”||19.96||Eridanus|
|2020 Nov 22||04h 16m 33s||-12° 09’ 43”||20.22||Eridanus|
|2020 Nov 23||04h 35m 53s||-17° 17’ 40”||20.50||Eridanus|
|2020 Nov 24||04h 54m 06s||-21° 45’ 47”||20.78||Eridanus|
|2020 Nov 25||05h 11m 04s||-25° 34’ 01”||21.05||Lepus|
|2020 Nov 26||05h 26m 44s||-28° 45’ 36”||21.31||Columba|
|2020 Nov 27||05h 41m 08s||-31° 25’ 08”||21.56||Columba|
|2020 Nov 28||05h 54m 16s||-33° 37’ 32”||21.80||Columba|
|2020 Nov 29||06h 06m 15s||-35° 27’ 28”||22.02||Columba|
|2020 Nov 30||06h 17m 07s||-36° 58’ 54”||22.22||Columba|