Asteroid (NEO) 2020 XF
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 XF 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 XF Impact Earth?.
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 XF is currently in the constellation of Cassiopeia. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 XF is 01h 20m 29s and the Declination is +50° 55’ 05” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 XF is 24.03 (JPL).
Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2020 XF [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 XF is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
- It is visible looking in the North direction at an altitude of 13° above the horizon.
- Given its current magnitude, 2020 XF is visible only through long exposure photography.
- See also 2020 XF rise and set times.
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Additional information about Asteroid (NEO) 2020 XF available on TheSkyLive:
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 XF Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2020 XF 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 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 13,109,588 kilometers, equivalent to 0.087632 Astronomical Units. Light takes 43.7289 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 XF and arrive to us.
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.
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 0.004749 Astronomical Units, or 710,461 kilometers:
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 XF brightness
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.
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 XF rise and set times
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 XF is circumpolar and transits at 17:15 UTC (altitude: 89.5°)
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 XF 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 XF Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.79828605 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2020-Aug-12 16:23:10
|Next perihelion transit||2021-Jun-25 06:57
|Argument of perihelion||peri||218.79162122837°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||74.489787963245°|
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!
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.
|2021 Jan 14||01h 10m 05s||+50° 31’ 45”||23.63||Cassiopeia|
|2021 Jan 15||01h 11m 29s||+50° 34’ 57”||23.69||Cassiopeia|
|2021 Jan 16||01h 12m 52s||+50° 38’ 13”||23.74||Cassiopeia|
|2021 Jan 17||01h 14m 18s||+50° 41’ 35”||23.80||Cassiopeia|
|2021 Jan 18||01h 15m 44s||+50° 45’ 02”||23.86||Cassiopeia|
|2021 Jan 19||01h 17m 12s||+50° 48’ 33”||23.91||Cassiopeia|
|2021 Jan 20||01h 18m 38s||+50° 52’ 09”||23.96||Cassiopeia|
|2021 Jan 21||01h 20m 07s||+50° 55’ 49”||24.02||Cassiopeia|
|2021 Jan 22||01h 21m 36s||+50° 59’ 31”||24.07||Cassiopeia|
|2021 Jan 23||01h 23m 03s||+51° 03’ 16”||24.12||Cassiopeia|
|2021 Jan 24||01h 24m 33s||+51° 07’ 02”||24.17||Cassiopeia|
|2021 Jan 25||01h 26m 02s||+51° 10’ 50”||24.21||Cassiopeia|
|2021 Jan 26||01h 27m 29s||+51° 14’ 39”||24.26||Cassiopeia|
|2021 Jan 27||01h 28m 58s||+51° 18’ 25”||24.31||Cassiopeia|