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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:17
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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 XF

Above the horizon.  Rise: 4:41 | Tran: 12:54 | Set: 21:09
Altitude: 62.1°   Azimuth: 190.2°   Direction: South

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 XF is currently in the constellation of Taurus, at a distance of 301,147,212 kilometers from Earth. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 XF is 05h 43m 52s and the Declination is +23° 54’ 38” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 XF is 28.53 (JPL).

Finder chart of 2020 XF in Taurus on June,18 2024
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 XF in Taurus on June, 18 2024. Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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05h 43m 52s
+23° 54’ 38”

Today's rise, transit and set times of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 XF from Greenwich, United Kingdom (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 66.1°
Max altitude: 62.4°
Azimuth: 293.9°
  • 2020 XF is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom.
  • Right now it is placed in the South direction at an altitude of 62° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2020 XF is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Additional Resources

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 XF Position and Finder Charts

Finder chart of 2020 XF
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 XF in Taurus on June, 18 2024
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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Also check out Where is Asteroid (NEO) 2020 XF?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2020 XF in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 XF Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 XF from Earth is currently 301,147,212 kilometers, equivalent to 2.013045 Astronomical Units. Light takes 16 minutes and 44.5190 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 XF and arrive to us.

16 minutes and 44.5190 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 XF 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.

Chart of the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 XF from Earth in Astronomical Units (au)

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 XF to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 XF to Earth happens on Thu Dec 2 2027 at a distance of 0.004821 Astronomical Units, or 721,178 kilometers:

Thu Dec 2 2027

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 XF Brightness and Light Curve

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 XF, 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.

Chart of the magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 XF as a function of time

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 XF Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 XF at epoch 12 September 2023 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460200.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.09577307
Orbit inclination i 4.37803545°
Perihelion distance q 0.82729486 AU
123,761,549 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.00254415 AU
149,978,470 km
Semi-major axis a 0.91491950 AU
136,870,010 km
Orbital period period 0.8752 years
319.6486 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2024-Jan-29 16:15:58
2,460,339.1778 JD
Next perihelion transit 2024-Dec-14 07:49
2,460,658.8263 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 211.84170917848°
Longitude of the ascending node node 71.214680208587°
Mean anomaly M 203.81599285705°
Mean motion n 1.12623688°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 XF Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 XF with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 XF 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!

Orbit Diagram of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 XF
View Asteroid (NEO) 2020 XF in the 3D Solar System Simulator

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 XF 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 XF 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 XF in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2024 Jun 11 05h 12m 51s +23° 15’ 24” 28.50 Taurus
2024 Jun 12 05h 16m 59s +23° 21’ 59” 28.51 Taurus
2024 Jun 13 05h 21m 06s +23° 28’ 08” 28.51 Taurus
2024 Jun 14 05h 25m 14s +23° 33’ 54” 28.51 Taurus
2024 Jun 15 05h 29m 21s +23° 39’ 14” 28.52 Taurus
2024 Jun 16 05h 33m 29s +23° 44’ 08” 28.52 Taurus
2024 Jun 17 05h 37m 37s +23° 48’ 39” 28.53 Taurus
2024 Jun 18 05h 41m 45s +23° 52’ 45” 28.53 Taurus
2024 Jun 19 05h 45m 55s +23° 56’ 26” 28.53 Taurus
2024 Jun 20 05h 50m 03s +23° 59’ 40” 28.54 Taurus
2024 Jun 21 05h 54m 11s +24° 02’ 31” 28.54 Taurus
2024 Jun 22 05h 58m 19s +24° 04’ 56” 28.54 Taurus
2024 Jun 23 06h 02m 29s +24° 06’ 56” 28.55 Gemini
2024 Jun 24 06h 06m 37s +24° 08’ 30” 28.55 Gemini