Asteroid (NEO) 2012 DF31
Asteroid (NEO) 2012 DF31 Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Asteroid (NEO) 2012 DF31 is now with respect to the brightest stars and constellations.
More advanced sky charts are available on TheSkyLive for this object: 1) the Online Planetarium which is interactive and allows to select dates and additional objects to visualize; and 2) the Live Position and Data Tracker which provides the highest precision position data and features deep sky imagery from the Digitized Sky Survey.
Asteroid (NEO) 2012 DF31 Rise and Set Times
Today's Asteroid (NEO) 2012 DF31 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the Europe/London timezone.
Asteroid (NEO) 2012 DF31 Orbit Diagram
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 DF31 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 DF31 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) 2012 DF31 Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 DF31 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid (NEO) 2012 DF31 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2019 Feb 11||11h 49m 42s||+06° 19’ 36”||22.95||Virgo|
|2019 Feb 12||11h 50m 36s||+06° 29’ 43”||22.84||Virgo|
|2019 Feb 13||11h 51m 32s||+06° 40’ 59”||22.72||Virgo|
|2019 Feb 14||11h 52m 27s||+06° 53’ 34”||22.59||Virgo|
|2019 Feb 15||11h 53m 26s||+07° 07’ 33”||22.46||Virgo|
|2019 Feb 16||11h 54m 24s||+07° 23’ 11”||22.33||Virgo|
|2019 Feb 17||11h 55m 24s||+07° 40’ 37”||22.20||Virgo|
|2019 Feb 18||11h 56m 29s||+08° 00’ 08”||22.05||Virgo|
|2019 Feb 19||11h 57m 34s||+08° 22’ 01”||21.91||Virgo|
|2019 Feb 20||11h 58m 45s||+08° 46’ 38”||21.75||Virgo|
|2019 Feb 21||12h 00m 01s||+09° 14’ 29”||21.59||Virgo|
|2019 Feb 22||12h 01m 23s||+09° 46’ 05”||21.43||Virgo|
|2019 Feb 23||12h 02m 52s||+10° 22’ 09”||21.26||Virgo|
|2019 Feb 24||12h 04m 29s||+11° 03’ 41”||21.08||Virgo|
Distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 DF31 from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 DF31 from Earth as a function of time. Distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with a 2 days interval.
The reported distances might be inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth.
Light Curve of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 DF31
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 DF31, 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) 2012 DF31 Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 DF31 at epoch 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||0.58181805 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2019-May-08 11:31:30
|Argument of perihelion||peri||165.56793137054°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||109.31381853952°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2019-Mar-09|
|Distance of closest approach*||0.02347060 AU
* NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed for the time interval between 2013-Jan-01 and 2100-Dec-31, with a sampling interval of 1 day.