Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WX2
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WX2 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 WX2 Impact Earth?.
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WX2 is currently in the constellation of Perseus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WX2 is 02h 55m 02s and the Declination is +50° 50’ 53” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WX2 is 20.54 (JPL).
Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WX2 [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 WX2 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
- It is visible looking in the West-North-West direction at an altitude of 42° above the horizon.
- Given its current magnitude, 2020 WX2 is visible only through long exposure photography.
- See also 2020 WX2 rise and set times.
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Additional information about Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WX2 available on TheSkyLive:
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WX2 Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WX2 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 WX2?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WX2 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WX2 Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WX2 from Earth is currently 4,298,387 kilometers, equivalent to 0.028733 Astronomical Units. Light takes 14.3379 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WX2 and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WX2 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 WX2 to Earth
During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WX2 to Earth happens on Fri Nov 27 2020 at a distance of 0.010331 Astronomical Units, or 1,545,423 kilometers:
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WX2 brightness
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WX2, 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 WX2 rise and set times
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WX2 is circumpolar and transits at 22:37 UTC (altitude: 89.5°)
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WX2 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 WX2 Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.84971372 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2021-Jan-03 04:49:58
|Argument of perihelion||peri||226.51508998494°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||251.30787699458°|
Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WX2 Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WX2 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WX2 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 WX2 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 WX2 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 WX2 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2020 Nov 17||02h 35m 56s||+37° 32’ 50”||22.55||Andromeda|
|2020 Nov 18||02h 36m 35s||+38° 18’ 42”||22.35||Andromeda|
|2020 Nov 19||02h 37m 29s||+39° 14’ 02”||22.14||Andromeda|
|2020 Nov 20||02h 38m 43s||+40° 22’ 19”||21.90||Andromeda|
|2020 Nov 21||02h 40m 26s||+41° 49’ 08”||21.64||Perseus|
|2020 Nov 22||02h 42m 55s||+43° 43’ 26”||21.34||Perseus|
|2020 Nov 23||02h 46m 45s||+46° 20’ 48”||21.00||Perseus|
|2020 Nov 24||02h 53m 12s||+50° 10’ 40”||20.61||Perseus|
|2020 Nov 25||03h 06m 10s||+56° 13’ 05”||20.17||Perseus|
|2020 Nov 26||03h 43m 32s||+66° 36’ 15”||19.72||Camelopardalis|
|2020 Nov 27||08h 28m 44s||+79° 20’ 39”||19.50||Camelopardalis|
|2020 Nov 28||13h 10m 05s||+49° 47’ 45”||20.42||Canes Venatici|
|2020 Nov 29||13h 47m 13s||+18° 02’ 13”||23.00||Bootes|
|2020 Nov 30||14h 00m 18s||+01° 15’ 27”||25.00||Virgo|