Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WP
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WP 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 WP Impact Earth?.
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WP is currently in the constellation of Eridanus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WP is 04h 10m 39s and the Declination is -02° 19’ 46” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WP is 19.42 (JPL).
Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WP [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 WP is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
- It is visible looking in the West-South-West direction at an altitude of 18° above the horizon.
- Given its current magnitude, 2020 WP is visible only through long exposure photography.
- See also 2020 WP rise and set times.
- Go to interactive sky chart
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Additional information about Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WP available on TheSkyLive:
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WP Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WP 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 WP?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WP in the sky and additional links to sky charts.
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WP Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WP from Earth is currently 10,248,830 kilometers, equivalent to 0.068509 Astronomical Units. Light takes 34.1864 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WP and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WP 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 WP to Earth
During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WP to Earth happens on Thu Dec 3 2020 at a distance of 0.024295 Astronomical Units, or 3,634,545 kilometers:
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WP brightness
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WP, 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 WP rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WP 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 WP Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.89109704 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2021-Jan-05 12:53:52
|Argument of perihelion||peri||18.976224189664°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||98.042919550443°|
Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WP Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WP with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WP 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 WP 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WP 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 WP in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2020 Nov 17||03h 43m 06s||+02° 53’ 30”||20.43||Taurus|
|2020 Nov 18||03h 45m 33s||+02° 24’ 02”||20.31||Taurus|
|2020 Nov 19||03h 48m 16s||+01° 51’ 24”||20.18||Taurus|
|2020 Nov 20||03h 51m 24s||+01° 15’ 02”||20.05||Taurus|
|2020 Nov 21||03h 54m 59s||+00° 34’ 05”||19.91||Taurus|
|2020 Nov 22||03h 59m 07s||-00° 12’ 23”||19.76||Eridanus|
|2020 Nov 23||04h 03m 57s||-01° 05’ 45”||19.61||Eridanus|
|2020 Nov 24||04h 09m 41s||-02° 07’ 50”||19.45||Eridanus|
|2020 Nov 25||04h 16m 32s||-03° 20’ 54”||19.28||Eridanus|
|2020 Nov 26||04h 24m 54s||-04° 48’ 12”||19.10||Eridanus|
|2020 Nov 27||04h 35m 15s||-06° 34’ 05”||18.92||Eridanus|
|2020 Nov 28||04h 48m 17s||-08° 44’ 24”||18.73||Eridanus|
|2020 Nov 29||05h 05m 09s||-11° 26’ 47”||18.55||Lepus|
|2020 Nov 30||05h 27m 29s||-14° 50’ 12”||18.39||Lepus|