Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WA1
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WA1 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 WA1 Impact Earth?.
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WA1 is currently in the constellation of Taurus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WA1 is 03h 54m 33s and the Declination is +20° 40’ 23” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WA1 is 23.76 (JPL).
Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WA1 [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 WA1 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
- It is visible looking in the West direction at an altitude of 28° above the horizon.
- Given its current magnitude, 2020 WA1 is visible only through long exposure photography.
- See also 2020 WA1 rise and set times.
- Go to interactive sky chart
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Additional information about Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WA1 available on TheSkyLive:
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WA1 Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WA1 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 WA1?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WA1 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WA1 Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WA1 from Earth is currently 13,891,083 kilometers, equivalent to 0.092856 Astronomical Units. Light takes 46.3357 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WA1 and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WA1 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 WA1 to Earth
During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WA1 to Earth happens on Sun Nov 15 2020 at a distance of 0.002705 Astronomical Units, or 404,620 kilometers:
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WA1 brightness
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WA1, 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 WA1 rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WA1 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 WA1 Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.70349633 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2020-Oct-04 22:22:03
|Next perihelion transit||2024-Oct-09 00:44
|Argument of perihelion||peri||76.028626810347°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||265.60079194977°|
Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WA1 Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WA1 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WA1 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 WA1 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WA1 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 WA1 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2020 Nov 17||03h 08m 53s||+20° 54’ 20”||19.54||Aries|
|2020 Nov 18||03h 33m 41s||+20° 53’ 07”||20.70||Taurus|
|2020 Nov 19||03h 42m 42s||+20° 49’ 18”||21.56||Taurus|
|2020 Nov 20||03h 47m 21s||+20° 46’ 38”||22.18||Taurus|
|2020 Nov 21||03h 50m 09s||+20° 44’ 45”||22.64||Taurus|
|2020 Nov 22||03h 52m 05s||+20° 43’ 23”||23.00||Taurus|
|2020 Nov 23||03h 53m 26s||+20° 42’ 21”||23.33||Taurus|
|2020 Nov 24||03h 54m 29s||+20° 41’ 32”||23.70||Taurus|
|2020 Nov 25||03h 55m 18s||+20° 40’ 54”||24.04||Taurus|
|2020 Nov 26||03h 55m 57s||+20° 40’ 24”||24.35||Taurus|
|2020 Nov 27||03h 56m 30s||+20° 40’ 00”||24.63||Taurus|
|2020 Nov 28||03h 56m 57s||+20° 39’ 42”||24.88||Taurus|
|2020 Nov 29||03h 57m 21s||+20° 39’ 29”||25.12||Taurus|
|2020 Nov 30||03h 57m 43s||+20° 39’ 19”||25.35||Taurus|