Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WM2
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WM2 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 WM2 Impact Earth?.
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WM2 is currently in the constellation of Ursa Major. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WM2 is 09h 35m 28s and the Declination is +50° 08’ 57” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WM2 is 20.21 (JPL).
Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WM2 [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 WM2 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
- It is visible looking in the East direction at an altitude of 79° above the horizon.
- Given its current magnitude, 2020 WM2 is visible only through long exposure photography.
- See also 2020 WM2 rise and set times.
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Additional information about Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WM2 available on TheSkyLive:
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WM2 Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WM2 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 WM2?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WM2 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WM2 Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WM2 from Earth is currently 5,024,717 kilometers, equivalent to 0.033588 Astronomical Units. Light takes 16.7607 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WM2 and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WM2 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 WM2 to Earth
During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WM2 to Earth happens on Wed Nov 25 2020 at a distance of 0.031320 Astronomical Units, or 4,685,466 kilometers:
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WM2 brightness
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WM2, 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 WM2 rise and set times
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WM2 is circumpolar and transits at 05:21 UTC (altitude: 88.8°)
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WM2 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 WM2 Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.77639194 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2021-Jan-06 13:22:48
|Argument of perihelion||peri||238.11040175813°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||251.4304181165°|
Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WM2 Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WM2 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WM2 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 WM2 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WM2 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 WM2 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2020 Nov 17||04h 31m 38s||+48° 53’ 05”||21.21||Perseus|
|2020 Nov 18||04h 45m 29s||+50° 15’ 34”||21.01||Perseus|
|2020 Nov 19||05h 03m 51s||+51° 48’ 15”||20.81||Auriga|
|2020 Nov 20||05h 28m 55s||+53° 28’ 27”||20.60||Auriga|
|2020 Nov 21||06h 04m 09s||+55° 05’ 44”||20.40||Auriga|
|2020 Nov 22||06h 54m 10s||+56° 10’ 08”||20.23||Lynx|
|2020 Nov 23||08h 02m 04s||+55° 33’ 10”||20.13||Lynx|
|2020 Nov 24||09h 22m 05s||+51° 27’ 06”||20.16||Ursa Major|
|2020 Nov 25||10h 37m 29s||+42° 44’ 30”||20.43||Ursa Major|
|2020 Nov 26||11h 36m 15s||+30° 46’ 00”||21.00||Ursa Major|
|2020 Nov 27||12h 18m 11s||+18° 33’ 00”||21.84||Coma|
|2020 Nov 28||12h 47m 49s||+08° 14’ 21”||22.78||Virgo|
|2020 Nov 29||13h 09m 16s||+00° 18’ 16”||24.00||Virgo|
|2020 Nov 30||13h 25m 18s||-05° 38’ 03”||24.00||Virgo|