Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WU1
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WU1 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 WU1 Impact Earth?.
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WU1 is currently in the constellation of Cetus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WU1 is 02h 37m 18s and the Declination is -02° 49’ 42” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WU1 is 21.12 (JPL).
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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WU1 Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WU1 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.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WU1 Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WU1 from Earth is currently 11,752,401 kilometers, equivalent to 0.078560 Astronomical Units. Light takes 39.2018 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WU1 and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WU1 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 WU1 to Earth
During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WU1 to Earth happens on Sat Nov 14 2020 at a distance of 0.029643 Astronomical Units, or 4,434,557 kilometers:
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WU1 brightness
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WU1, 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 WU1 rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WU1 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 WU1 Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.79287522 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2020-Sep-27 05:52:31
|Next perihelion transit||2022-Jun-11 17:56
|Argument of perihelion||peri||111.30065191525°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||230.08776481186°|
Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WU1 Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WU1 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WU1 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 WU1 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WU1 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 WU1 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2020 Nov 17||00h 00m 59s||-12° 35’ 18”||20.02||Cetus|
|2020 Nov 18||00h 43m 08s||-10° 26’ 39”||20.05||Cetus|
|2020 Nov 19||01h 15m 25s||-08° 31’ 55”||20.16||Cetus|
|2020 Nov 20||01h 40m 05s||-06° 56’ 03”||20.33||Cetus|
|2020 Nov 21||01h 59m 07s||-05° 37’ 36”||20.51||Cetus|
|2020 Nov 22||02h 14m 04s||-04° 33’ 21”||20.71||Cetus|
|2020 Nov 23||02h 26m 04s||-03° 40’ 14”||20.90||Cetus|
|2020 Nov 24||02h 35m 53s||-02° 55’ 41”||21.09||Cetus|
|2020 Nov 25||02h 43m 59s||-02° 17’ 48”||21.27||Cetus|
|2020 Nov 26||02h 50m 49s||-01° 45’ 07”||21.45||Eridanus|
|2020 Nov 27||02h 56m 40s||-01° 16’ 31”||21.62||Eridanus|
|2020 Nov 28||03h 01m 42s||-00° 51’ 09”||21.78||Cetus|
|2020 Nov 29||03h 06m 06s||-00° 28’ 23”||21.94||Cetus|
|2020 Nov 30||03h 10m 00s||-00° 07’ 44”||22.09||Cetus|