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Asteroid (NEO) 2012 PB20

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Asteroid (NEO) 2012 PB20 Position

Asteroid (NEO) 2012 PB20 is currently in the constellation of Ophiucus. The current Right Ascension is 16h 44m 22s and the Declination is -19° 20’ 50”.

16h 44m 22s
-19° 20’ 50”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid (NEO) 2012 PB20 is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see fuillscreen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2012 PB20 in Ophiucus on December, 14 2019
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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

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 PB20 from Earth is currently 289,367,519 kilometers, equivalent to 1.934302 Astronomical Units. Light takes 16 minutes and 5.2261 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2012 PB20 and arrive to us.

16 minutes and 5.2261 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

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 PB20 to Earth happens on Sat Feb 10 2074 at a distance of 0.00198539 Astronomical Units, or 297,010 kilometers:

Sat Feb 10 2074

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

Asteroid (NEO) 2012 PB20 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 PB20 is 26.97.


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: 109.3°
Max altitude: 19.2°
Azimuth: 250.7°
Asteroid (NEO) 2012 PB20 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

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

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 PB20 at epoch 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.09484580
Orbit inclination i 5.83874599°
Perihelion distance q 0.95414372 AU
142,737,869 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.15410196 AU
172,651,196 km
Semi-major axis a 1.05412284 AU
157,694,532 km
Orbital period period 1.0800 years
395.3077 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2019-Oct-30 16:39:02
2,458,787.1938 JD
Next perihelion transit 2020-Nov-29 00:02
2,459,182.5015 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 49.995828641549°
Longitude of the ascending node node 142.90850462462°
Mean anomaly M 189.98114025918°
Mean motion n 0.91068302°/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
2019 Dec 07 16h 10m 26s -18° 03’ 02” 26.95 Scorpius
2019 Dec 08 16h 14m 42s -18° 14’ 09” 26.95 Scorpius
2019 Dec 09 16h 18m 59s -18° 24’ 55” 26.95 Scorpius
2019 Dec 10 16h 23m 16s -18° 35’ 17” 26.95 Ophiucus
2019 Dec 11 16h 27m 33s -18° 45’ 17” 26.96 Ophiucus
2019 Dec 12 16h 31m 50s -18° 54’ 56” 26.96 Ophiucus
2019 Dec 13 16h 36m 07s -19° 04’ 10” 26.96 Ophiucus
2019 Dec 14 16h 40m 26s -19° 13’ 03” 26.96 Ophiucus
2019 Dec 15 16h 44m 44s -19° 21’ 30” 26.97 Ophiucus
2019 Dec 16 16h 49m 01s -19° 29’ 36” 26.97 Ophiucus
2019 Dec 17 16h 53m 20s -19° 37’ 18” 26.97 Ophiucus
2019 Dec 18 16h 57m 38s -19° 44’ 38” 26.98 Ophiucus
2019 Dec 19 17h 01m 55s -19° 51’ 33” 26.98 Ophiucus
2019 Dec 20 17h 06m 14s -19° 58’ 04” 26.98 Ophiucus