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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 YB1

Altitude: -10.0°   Azimuth: 113.6°   Direction: East-South-East

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 YB1 is currently in the constellation of Sagittarius.

The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 YB1 is 18h 16m 43s and the Declination is -22° 25’ 00” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 YB1 is 29.48 (JPL).

18h 16m 43s
-22° 25’ 00”

Today's rise, transit and set times of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 YB1 from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 112.4°
Max altitude: 16.1°
Azimuth: 247.6°
  • 2020 YB1 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2020 YB1 is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 YB1 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2020 YB1 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.

Finder chart of 2020 YB1 in Sagittarius on December,10 2023
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 YB1 in Sagittarius on December, 10 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Finder chart of 2020 YB1
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 YB1 in Sagittarius on December, 10 2023
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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Also check out Where is Asteroid (NEO) 2020 YB1?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2020 YB1 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 YB1 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 YB1 from Earth is currently 309,451,711 kilometers, equivalent to 2.068557 Astronomical Units. Light takes 17 minutes and 12.2198 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 YB1 and arrive to us.

17 minutes and 12.2198 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 YB1 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 YB1 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 YB1 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 YB1 to Earth happens on Mon Dec 24 2029 at a distance of 0.005251 Astronomical Units, or 785,545 kilometers:

Mon Dec 24 2029

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 YB1 Brightness and Light Curve

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 YB1, 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 YB1 as a function of time

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 YB1 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 YB1 at epoch 24 February 2023 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.38107462
Orbit inclination i 7.10375012°
Perihelion distance q 0.73213820 AU
109,526,315 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.63369852 AU
244,397,820 km
Semi-major axis a 1.18291836 AU
176,962,068 km
Orbital period period 1.2866 years
469.9272 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2023-Sep-16 16:26:02
2,460,204.1847 JD
Next perihelion transit 2024-Dec-29 14:41
2,460,674.1119 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 264.83931758433°
Longitude of the ascending node node 273.63907291605°
Mean anomaly M 203.96198253117°
Mean motion n 0.76607611°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 YB1 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 YB1 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 YB1 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 YB1
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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 YB1 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 YB1 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 YB1 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2023 Dec 03 17h 47m 21s -22° 49’ 53” 29.38 Sagittarius
2023 Dec 04 17h 51m 25s -22° 47’ 36” 29.40 Sagittarius
2023 Dec 05 17h 55m 31s -22° 44’ 58” 29.41 Sagittarius
2023 Dec 06 17h 59m 32s -22° 41’ 57” 29.43 Sagittarius
2023 Dec 07 18h 03m 33s -22° 38’ 36” 29.44 Sagittarius
2023 Dec 08 18h 07m 32s -22° 34’ 54” 29.45 Sagittarius
2023 Dec 09 18h 11m 30s -22° 30’ 50” 29.47 Sagittarius
2023 Dec 10 18h 15m 27s -22° 26’ 26” 29.48 Sagittarius
2023 Dec 11 18h 19m 21s -22° 21’ 43” 29.49 Sagittarius
2023 Dec 12 18h 23m 12s -22° 16’ 41” 29.51 Sagittarius
2023 Dec 13 18h 27m 03s -22° 11’ 20” 29.52 Sagittarius
2023 Dec 14 18h 30m 54s -22° 05’ 40” 29.53 Sagittarius
2023 Dec 15 18h 34m 41s -21° 59’ 44” 29.54 Sagittarius
2023 Dec 16 18h 38m 26s -21° 53’ 29” 29.56 Sagittarius