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Asteroid 2010 RF12 Position

Asteroid 2010 RF12 is currently in the constellation of Taurus. The current Right Ascension is 05h 30m 18s and the Declination is +22° 49’ 10”.

05h 30m 18s
+22° 49’ 10”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid 2010 RF12 is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see fuillscreen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid 2010 RF12 in Taurus on July, 22 2019
Field of view: 60x30 degrees
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 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Hihgher precision deep sky finder chart showing where Asteroid 2010 RF12 is right now (view fullscreen)

2010 RF12
RA: 05h 30m 18s
Dec: +22° 49’ 10”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 2010 RF12
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Also check out Where is Asteroid 2010 RF12?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid 2010 RF12 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid 2010 RF12 Distance

The distance of Asteroid 2010 RF12 from Earth is currently 219,986,504 kilometers, equivalent to 1.470519 Astronomical Units. Light takes 12 minutes and 13.7960 seconds to travel from Asteroid 2010 RF12 and arrive to us.

12 minutes and 13.7960 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 2010 RF12 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 2010 RF12 from Earth between January 2013 and January 2100

The value of the reported distance might be somewhat inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of 2010 RF12 from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Asteroid 2010 RF12 to Earth

Between January 2013 and January 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid 2010 RF12 to Earth happens on Tue Sep 6 2095 at a distance of 0.00004473 Astronomical Units, or 6,691 kilometers:

Tue Sep 6 2095

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

Asteroid 2010 RF12 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid 2010 RF12 is 30.32.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 2010 RF12, 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 2010 RF12 between January 2013 and January 2100

Asteroid 2010 RF12 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 2010 RF12 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 67.2°
Max altitude: 61.3°
Azimuth: 292.8°
Asteroid 2010 RF12 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid 2010 RF12 touches the horizon, consideting the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmoshpere conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.

Asteroid 2010 RF12 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 2010 RF12 at epoch 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.18827318
Orbit inclination i 0.88290661°
Perihelion distance q 0.86082139 AU
128,777,047 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.26014189 AU
188,514,544 km
Semi-major axis a 1.06048164 AU
158,645,795 km
Orbital period period 1.0900 years
398.8900 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2019-Aug-14 18:20:21
2,458,710.2641 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 267.58686194784°
Longitude of the ascending node node 163.83993915335°
Mean anomaly M 260.93738313125°
Mean motion n 0.90250443°/day

Visualization of Asteroid 2010 RF12 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 2010 RF12 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 2010 RF12 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 2010 RF12
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Asteroid 2010 RF12 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 2010 RF12 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 2010 RF12 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2019 Jul 15 04h 53m 36s +22° 09’ 36” 30.36 Taurus
2019 Jul 16 04h 58m 29s +22° 16’ 41” 30.35 Taurus
2019 Jul 17 05h 03m 24s +22° 23’ 13” 30.34 Taurus
2019 Jul 18 05h 08m 18s +22° 29’ 15” 30.34 Taurus
2019 Jul 19 05h 13m 14s +22° 34’ 41” 30.33 Taurus
2019 Jul 20 05h 18m 11s +22° 39’ 34” 30.33 Taurus
2019 Jul 21 05h 23m 07s +22° 43’ 54” 30.32 Taurus
2019 Jul 22 05h 28m 04s +22° 47’ 39” 30.32 Taurus
2019 Jul 23 05h 33m 01s +22° 50’ 51” 30.31 Taurus
2019 Jul 24 05h 37m 58s +22° 53’ 29” 30.31 Taurus
2019 Jul 25 05h 42m 56s +22° 55’ 32” 30.30 Taurus
2019 Jul 26 05h 47m 53s +22° 56’ 59” 30.30 Taurus
2019 Jul 27 05h 52m 50s +22° 57’ 53” 30.30 Taurus
2019 Jul 28 05h 57m 48s +22° 58’ 14” 30.29 Taurus