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 Sagittarius. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 PB20 is 18h 40m 48s and the Declination is -20° 03’ 59” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 PB20 is 27.33 (JPL).
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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.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2012 PB20 Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 PB20 from Earth is currently 267,748,657 kilometers, equivalent to 1.789789 Astronomical Units. Light takes 14 minutes and 53.1134 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2012 PB20 and arrive to us.
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.
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 0.009597 Astronomical Units, or 1,435,710 kilometers:
Asteroid (NEO) 2012 PB20 brightness
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.
Asteroid (NEO) 2012 PB20 rise and set times
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
|Perihelion distance||q||0.95409860 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2020-Nov-28 23:54:12
|Next perihelion transit||2021-Dec-29 07:14
|Argument of perihelion||peri||49.988229443556°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||142.90443167333°|
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!
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.
|2021 Jan 18||18h 10m 00s||-20° 16’ 15”||27.30||Sagittarius|
|2021 Jan 19||18h 14m 17s||-20° 15’ 46”||27.30||Sagittarius|
|2021 Jan 20||18h 18m 34s||-20° 14’ 52”||27.31||Sagittarius|
|2021 Jan 21||18h 22m 51s||-20° 13’ 35”||27.31||Sagittarius|
|2021 Jan 22||18h 27m 07s||-20° 11’ 53”||27.31||Sagittarius|
|2021 Jan 23||18h 31m 23s||-20° 09’ 51”||27.32||Sagittarius|
|2021 Jan 24||18h 35m 38s||-20° 07’ 24”||27.32||Sagittarius|
|2021 Jan 25||18h 39m 51s||-20° 04’ 36”||27.33||Sagittarius|
|2021 Jan 26||18h 44m 05s||-20° 01’ 24”||27.33||Sagittarius|
|2021 Jan 27||18h 48m 19s||-19° 57’ 51”||27.33||Sagittarius|
|2021 Jan 28||18h 52m 32s||-19° 53’ 56”||27.34||Sagittarius|
|2021 Jan 29||18h 56m 43s||-19° 49’ 39”||27.34||Sagittarius|
|2021 Jan 30||19h 00m 55s||-19° 45’ 00”||27.35||Sagittarius|
|2021 Jan 31||19h 05m 04s||-19° 40’ 00”||27.35||Sagittarius|