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Asteroid (NEO) 2012 PB20

Asteroid (NEO) 2012 PB20 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) 2012 PB20 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2012 PB20 is currently in the constellation of Cancer. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 PB20 is 08h 42m 45s and the Declination is +12° 55’ 16” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 PB20 is 27.33 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2012 PB20 [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]:

08h 42m 45s
+12° 55’ 16”

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Asteroid (NEO) 2012 PB20 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2012 PB20 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) 2012 PB20 in Cancer on October, 03 2022
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2012 PB20 in Cancer on October, 03 2022
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]

Also check out Where is Asteroid (NEO) 2012 PB20?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2012 PB20 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2012 PB20 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 PB20 from Earth is currently 171,707,769 kilometers, equivalent to 1.147796 Astronomical Units. Light takes 9 minutes and 32.7555 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2012 PB20 and arrive to us.

9 minutes and 32.7555 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 PB20 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) 2012 PB20 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) 2012 PB20 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 PB20 to Earth happens on Sun Feb 9 2025 at a distance of 0.009175 Astronomical Units, or 1,372,606 kilometers:

Sun Feb 9 2025

Asteroid (NEO) 2012 PB20 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 PB20 is 27.33.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 PB20, 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 PB20 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2012 PB20 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) 2012 PB20 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 76.9°
Max altitude: 51.5°
Azimuth: 282.9°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 PB20 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) 2012 PB20 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 PB20 at epoch 20 January 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.09487848
Orbit inclination i 5.83957382°
Perihelion distance q 0.95416115 AU
142,740,477 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.15419918 AU
172,665,740 km
Semi-major axis a 1.05418016 AU
157,703,108 km
Orbital period period 1.0824 years
395.3399 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2021-Dec-29 08:31:18
2,459,577.8551 JD
Next perihelion transit 2023-Jan-28 16:40
2,459,973.1950 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 49.997348275767°
Longitude of the ascending node node 142.90029151186°
Mean anomaly M 20.620663587369°
Mean motion n 0.91060874°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 PB20 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 PB20 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 PB20 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 PB20
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Asteroid (NEO) 2012 PB20 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 PB20 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 PB20 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2022 Sep 26 08h 13m 55s +14° 29’ 57” 27.38 Cancer
2022 Sep 27 08h 17m 41s +14° 18’ 24” 27.37 Cancer
2022 Sep 28 08h 21m 28s +14° 06’ 38” 27.37 Cancer
2022 Sep 29 08h 25m 14s +13° 54’ 34” 27.36 Cancer
2022 Sep 30 08h 28m 59s +13° 42’ 18” 27.36 Cancer
2022 Oct 01 08h 32m 45s +13° 29’ 45” 27.35 Cancer
2022 Oct 02 08h 36m 32s +13° 16’ 59” 27.35 Cancer
2022 Oct 03 08h 40m 18s +13° 03’ 59” 27.34 Cancer
2022 Oct 04 08h 44m 04s +12° 50’ 44” 27.33 Cancer
2022 Oct 05 08h 47m 50s +12° 37’ 14” 27.33 Cancer
2022 Oct 06 08h 51m 38s +12° 23’ 31” 27.32 Cancer
2022 Oct 07 08h 55m 24s +12° 09’ 36” 27.32 Cancer
2022 Oct 08 08h 59m 12s +11° 55’ 24” 27.31 Cancer
2022 Oct 09 09h 02m 58s +11° 41’ 02” 27.30 Cancer