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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VU5

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VU5 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 VU5 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VU5 is currently in the constellation of Pegasus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VU5 is 22h 58m 58s and the Declination is +16° 44’ 45” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VU5 is 21.72 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VU5 [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]:

22h 58m 58s
+16° 44’ 45”
Pegasus
21.72

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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VU5 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VU5 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 VU5 in Pegasus on November, 24 2020
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VU5 in Pegasus on November, 24 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 VU5 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VU5 from Earth is currently 3,506,568 kilometers, equivalent to 0.023440 Astronomical Units. Light takes 11.6967 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VU5 and arrive to us.

3,506,568
0.023440
11.6967 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VU5 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 VU5 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 VU5 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VU5 to Earth happens on Wed Nov 18 2020 at a distance of 0.016436 Astronomical Units, or 2,458,814 kilometers:

Wed Nov 18 2020
2,458,814
0.016436

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VU5 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VU5 is 21.72.

21.72

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VU5, 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 VU5 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VU5 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 VU5 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 73.3°
Max altitude: 55.2°
Azimuth: 286.9°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VU5 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 VU5 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VU5 at epoch 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.22226885
Orbit inclination i 4.95777268°
Perihelion distance q 0.64588717 AU
96,623,345 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.01506513 AU
151,851,582 km
Semi-major axis a 0.83047615 AU
124,237,464 km
Orbital period period 0.7600 years
276.4325 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Jun-14 04:41:35
2,459,014.6956 JD
Next perihelion transit 2021-Mar-17 15:04
2,459,291.1281 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 164.25371443537°
Longitude of the ascending node node 55.349891941184°
Mean anomaly M 341.51303524979°
Mean motion n 1.30230686°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VU5 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VU5 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VU5 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 VU5
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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VU5 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 VU5 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 VU5 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Nov 17 02h 49m 39s +13° 04’ 26” 19.26 Aries
2020 Nov 18 02h 11m 03s +14° 46’ 38” 19.53 Aries
2020 Nov 19 01h 31m 50s +16° 05’ 17” 19.85 Pisces
2020 Nov 20 00h 54m 14s +16° 55’ 27” 20.19 Pisces
2020 Nov 21 00h 19m 58s +17° 19’ 04” 20.56 Pisces
2020 Nov 22 23h 49m 56s +17° 22’ 17” 20.93 Pegasus
2020 Nov 23 23h 24m 15s +17° 12’ 06” 21.30 Pegasus
2020 Nov 24 23h 02m 33s +16° 54’ 18” 21.66 Pegasus
2020 Nov 25 22h 44m 15s +16° 32’ 52” 22.00 Pegasus
2020 Nov 26 22h 28m 49s +16° 10’ 15” 22.32 Pegasus
2020 Nov 27 22h 15m 42s +15° 47’ 52” 22.62 Pegasus
2020 Nov 28 22h 04m 28s +15° 26’ 25” 22.91 Pegasus
2020 Nov 29 21h 54m 48s +15° 06’ 11” 23.17 Pegasus
2020 Nov 30 21h 46m 23s +14° 47’ 17” 23.43 Pegasus