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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 YB1

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 YB1 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 YB1 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 YB1 is currently in the constellation of Aquarius. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 YB1 is 22h 58m 34s and the Declination is -04° 06’ 45” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 YB1 is 29.13 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2020 YB1 [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]:

22h 58m 34s
-04° 06’ 45”

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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.

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 YB1 in Aquarius on May, 16 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2020 YB1 in Aquarius on May, 16 2021
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]

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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 YB1 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 YB1 from Earth is currently 148,365,732 kilometers, equivalent to 0.991764 Astronomical Units. Light takes 8 minutes and 14.8948 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 YB1 and arrive to us.

8 minutes and 14.8948 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.

Distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 YB1 from Earth between January 2013 and December 2100

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

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 YB1 is 29.13.


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.

Predicted magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 YB1 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2020 YB1 rise and set times

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

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

Azimuth: 94.3°
Max altitude: 34.3°
Azimuth: 265.8°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 YB1 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 YB1 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 YB1 at epoch 17 December 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459201.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.38149644
Orbit inclination i 7.09716233°
Perihelion distance q 0.73293724 AU
109,645,851 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.63709678 AU
244,906,193 km
Semi-major axis a 1.18501701 AU
177,276,022 km
Orbital period period 1.2900 years
471.1783 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2021-Feb-18 17:26:58
2,459,264.2271 JD
Next perihelion transit 2022-Jun-04 21:43
2,459,735.4054 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 264.56818017378°
Longitude of the ascending node node 273.68020076743°
Mean anomaly M 312.0738943949°
Mean motion n 0.76404194°/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
2021 May 09 22h 44m 26s -06° 30’ 46” 29.09 Aquarius
2021 May 10 22h 46m 21s -06° 11’ 40” 29.09 Aquarius
2021 May 11 22h 48m 14s -05° 52’ 41” 29.10 Aquarius
2021 May 12 22h 50m 06s -05° 33’ 47” 29.11 Aquarius
2021 May 13 22h 51m 56s -05° 14’ 58” 29.11 Aquarius
2021 May 14 22h 53m 47s -04° 56’ 16” 29.12 Aquarius
2021 May 15 22h 55m 36s -04° 37’ 39” 29.12 Aquarius
2021 May 16 22h 57m 23s -04° 19’ 06” 29.13 Aquarius
2021 May 17 22h 59m 08s -04° 00’ 39” 29.13 Aquarius
2021 May 18 23h 00m 54s -03° 42’ 20” 29.14 Aquarius
2021 May 19 23h 02m 36s -03° 24’ 05” 29.14 Aquarius
2021 May 20 23h 04m 19s -03° 05’ 56” 29.14 Pisces
2021 May 21 23h 06m 01s -02° 47’ 52” 29.15 Pisces
2021 May 22 23h 07m 41s -02° 29’ 53” 29.15 Pisces