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Asteroid (NEO) 2012 KT12

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Asteroid (NEO) 2012 KT12 Sky Charts and Coordinates

This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Asteroid (NEO) 2012 KT12 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 KT12 in Virgo on February, 18 2019
 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
12h 38m 21s
-10° 55’ 49”

Asteroid (NEO) 2012 KT12 Rise and Set Times

Today's Asteroid (NEO) 2012 KT12 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the Europe/London timezone.

Azimuth: 101.0°
Max altitude: 27.7°
Azimuth: 259.1°

Asteroid (NEO) 2012 KT12 Orbit Diagram

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 KT12 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 KT12 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) 2012 KT12
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Asteroid (NEO) 2012 KT12 Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 KT12 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 KT12 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2019 Feb 11 12h 29m 36s -09° 18’ 57” 26.21 Virgo
2019 Feb 12 12h 30m 50s -09° 31’ 50” 26.16 Virgo
2019 Feb 13 12h 32m 00s -09° 44’ 40” 26.10 Virgo
2019 Feb 14 12h 33m 11s -09° 57’ 25” 26.05 Virgo
2019 Feb 15 12h 34m 19s -10° 10’ 08” 26.00 Virgo
2019 Feb 16 12h 35m 27s -10° 22’ 45” 25.94 Virgo
2019 Feb 17 12h 36m 34s -10° 35’ 17” 25.88 Virgo
2019 Feb 18 12h 37m 40s -10° 47’ 48” 25.83 Virgo
2019 Feb 19 12h 38m 44s -11° 00’ 12” 25.77 Virgo
2019 Feb 20 12h 39m 47s -11° 12’ 33” 25.71 Virgo
2019 Feb 21 12h 40m 49s -11° 24’ 50” 25.65 Virgo
2019 Feb 22 12h 41m 48s -11° 37’ 01” 25.60 Virgo
2019 Feb 23 12h 42m 47s -11° 49’ 09” 25.54 Corvus
2019 Feb 24 12h 43m 45s -12° 01’ 10” 25.47 Corvus

Distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 KT12 from Earth

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 KT12 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.

Distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 KT12 from Earth between January 2013 and December 2100

Light Curve of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 KT12

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 KT12, 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) 2012 KT12 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2012 KT12 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 KT12 at epoch 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.19798913
Orbit inclination i 1.71917118°
Perihelion distance q 1.00374824 AU
150,158,600 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.49933064 AU
224,296,672 km
Semi-major axis a 1.25153944 AU
187,227,636 km
Orbital period period 1.4000 years
511.4053 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2019-Jun-09 16:36:25
2,458,644.1920 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 25.28609515387°
Longitude of the ascending node node 235.63105057442°
Mean anomaly M 329.24336591914°
Mean motion n 0.70394262°/day
Closest approach to Earth* 2019-May-19
Distance of closest approach* 0.00843166 AU
1,261,359 km

* 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.