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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:50  ☀️ Transit: 13:04  🌅 Sunset: 19:19

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 XF

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 XF is currently in the constellation of Aquarius. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 XF is 22h 27m 37s and the Declination is -11° 29’ 21” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 XF is 28.85 (JPL).

22h 27m 37s
-11° 29’ 21”

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

Azimuth: 101.4°
Max altitude: 27.2°
Azimuth: 258.7°
  • 2020 XF is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • Given its current magnitude, 2020 XF is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Available Resources

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.

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 XF in Aquarius on March, 26 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 XF in Aquarius on March, 26 2023
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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 226,823,143 kilometers, equivalent to 1.516219 Astronomical Units. Light takes 12 minutes and 36.6006 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 XF and arrive to us.

12 minutes and 36.6006 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 0.004737 Astronomical Units, or 708,606 kilometers:

Thu Dec 2 2027

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 XF Brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 XF is 28.85.


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 24 February 2023 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.09573371
Orbit inclination i 4.37807443°
Perihelion distance q 0.82732265 AU
123,765,707 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.00249819 AU
149,971,595 km
Semi-major axis a 0.91491042 AU
136,868,651 km
Orbital period period 0.8751 years
319.6438 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2023-Mar-16 00:25:24
2,460,019.5176 JD
Next perihelion transit 2024-Jan-29 15:52
2,460,339.1615 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 211.83277763691°
Longitude of the ascending node node 71.215575696774°
Mean anomaly M 338.58130529686°
Mean motion n 1.12625365°/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
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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
2023 Mar 19 21h 55m 41s -14° 07’ 49” 28.85 Capricornus
2023 Mar 20 22h 00m 15s -13° 46’ 23” 28.85 Aquarius
2023 Mar 21 22h 04m 45s -13° 24’ 42” 28.85 Aquarius
2023 Mar 22 22h 09m 16s -13° 02’ 40” 28.85 Aquarius
2023 Mar 23 22h 13m 45s -12° 40’ 23” 28.85 Aquarius
2023 Mar 24 22h 18m 15s -12° 17’ 50” 28.85 Aquarius
2023 Mar 25 22h 22m 41s -11° 55’ 01” 28.85 Aquarius
2023 Mar 26 22h 27m 06s -11° 31’ 58” 28.85 Aquarius
2023 Mar 27 22h 31m 32s -11° 08’ 39” 28.85 Aquarius
2023 Mar 28 22h 35m 56s -10° 45’ 08” 28.86 Aquarius
2023 Mar 29 22h 40m 18s -10° 21’ 24” 28.86 Aquarius
2023 Mar 30 22h 44m 39s -09° 57’ 28” 28.86 Aquarius
2023 Mar 31 22h 49m 00s -09° 33’ 20” 28.86 Aquarius
2023 Apr 01 22h 53m 18s -09° 09’ 01” 28.86 Aquarius