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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 Sagittarius. The current Right Ascension is 19h 37m 00s and the Declination is -19° 32’ 35”.

19h 37m 00s
-19° 32’ 35”

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

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2012 PB20 in Sagittarius on January, 24 2020
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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Asteroid (NEO) 2012 PB20 Distance

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 PB20 from Earth is currently 297,761,366 kilometers, equivalent to 1.990412 Astronomical Units. Light takes 16 minutes and 33.2250 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2012 PB20 and arrive to us.

16 minutes and 33.2250 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 27.16.


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: 109.6°
Max altitude: 18.9°
Azimuth: 250.4°
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, 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 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
2020 Jan 17 19h 05m 13s -20° 19’ 04” 27.12 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 18 19h 09m 21s -20° 14’ 16” 27.12 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 19 19h 13m 30s -20° 09’ 05” 27.13 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 20 19h 17m 35s -20° 03’ 33” 27.13 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 21 19h 21m 42s -19° 57’ 41” 27.14 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 22 19h 25m 47s -19° 51’ 28” 27.14 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 23 19h 29m 53s -19° 44’ 54” 27.15 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 24 19h 33m 56s -19° 38’ 00” 27.16 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 25 19h 37m 59s -19° 30’ 47” 27.16 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 26 19h 42m 02s -19° 23’ 14” 27.17 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 27 19h 46m 02s -19° 15’ 21” 27.17 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 28 19h 50m 03s -19° 07’ 10” 27.18 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 29 19h 54m 03s -18° 58’ 40” 27.19 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 30 19h 58m 03s -18° 49’ 50” 27.19 Sagittarius