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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:48  ☀️ Transit: 13:04  🌅 Sunset: 19:21

Asteroid (NEO) 2012 PB20

Asteroid (NEO) 2012 PB20 is currently in the constellation of Aquarius. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 PB20 is 20h 47m 30s and the Declination is -12° 54’ 55” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 PB20 is 27.18 (JPL).

20h 47m 30s
-12° 54’ 55”

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

Azimuth: 103.0°
Max altitude: 25.5°
Azimuth: 257.1°
  • 2012 PB20 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • Given its current magnitude, 2012 PB20 is visible only through long exposure photography.
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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 Aquarius on March, 27 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2012 PB20 in Aquarius on March, 27 2023
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 168,756,929 kilometers, equivalent to 1.128070 Astronomical Units. Light takes 9 minutes and 22.9125 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2012 PB20 and arrive to us.

9 minutes and 22.9125 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.

Chart of the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 PB20 from Earth in Astronomical Units (au)

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 27.18.


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.

Chart of the magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 PB20 as a function of time

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
View Asteroid (NEO) 2012 PB20 in the 3D Solar System Simulator

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
2023 Mar 20 20h 18m 15s -14° 30’ 19” 27.15 Capricornus
2023 Mar 21 20h 22m 09s -14° 18’ 25” 27.16 Capricornus
2023 Mar 22 20h 26m 03s -14° 06’ 20” 27.16 Capricornus
2023 Mar 23 20h 29m 54s -13° 54’ 02” 27.16 Capricornus
2023 Mar 24 20h 33m 44s -13° 41’ 31” 27.17 Capricornus
2023 Mar 25 20h 37m 35s -13° 28’ 50” 27.17 Capricornus
2023 Mar 26 20h 41m 24s -13° 15’ 56” 27.17 Aquarius
2023 Mar 27 20h 45m 11s -13° 02’ 53” 27.18 Aquarius
2023 Mar 28 20h 48m 59s -12° 49’ 40” 27.18 Aquarius
2023 Mar 29 20h 52m 45s -12° 36’ 15” 27.19 Aquarius
2023 Mar 30 20h 56m 30s -12° 22’ 41” 27.19 Aquarius
2023 Mar 31 21h 00m 15s -12° 08’ 57” 27.19 Aquarius
2023 Apr 01 21h 03m 57s -11° 55’ 04” 27.20 Aquarius
2023 Apr 02 21h 07m 40s -11° 41’ 02” 27.20 Aquarius