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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WA

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WA 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 WA Impact Earth?.

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

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

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Additional information about Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WA available on TheSkyLive:

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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WA Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WA 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 WA in on November, 24 2020
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WA in 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]

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

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WA Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WA from Earth is currently 0 kilometers, equivalent to 0.000000 Astronomical Units. Light takes to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WA and arrive to us.


The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WA 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 WA from Earth between January 1970 and January 1970

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 WA to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WA to Earth happens on Wed Nov 18 2020 at a distance of 0.014257 Astronomical Units, or 2,132,831 kilometers:

Wed Nov 18 2020

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WA brightness

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

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WA, 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 WA between January 1970 and January 1970

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

Azimuth: 90.0°
Max altitude: 38.5°
Azimuth: 270.0°

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

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

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.66650406
Orbit inclination i 4.66327879°
Perihelion distance q 0.93271192 AU
139,531,718 km
Aphelion distance Q 4.66083093 AU
697,250,385 km
Semi-major axis a 2.79677143 AU
418,391,051 km
Orbital period period 4.6800 years
1,708.3777 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Dec-12 14:26:51
2,459,196.1020 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 32.329379865344°
Longitude of the ascending node node 57.310440695216°
Mean anomaly M 318.78152976501°
Mean motion n 0.21072624°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WA Orbit

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

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

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Nov 17 - - - -
2020 Nov 18 - - - -
2020 Nov 19 - - - -
2020 Nov 20 - - - -
2020 Nov 21 - - - -
2020 Nov 22 - - - -
2020 Nov 23 - - - -
2020 Nov 24 - - - -
2020 Nov 25 - - - -
2020 Nov 26 - - - -
2020 Nov 27 - - - -
2020 Nov 28 - - - -
2020 Nov 29 - - - -
2020 Nov 30 - - - -