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Asteroid (NEO) 2012 PB20

Altitude: -53.9°   Azimuth: 2.4°   Direction: North

Asteroid (NEO) 2012 PB20 is currently in the constellation of Serpens, at a distance of 87,798,925 kilometers from Earth.

Finder chart of 2012 PB20 in Serpens on March,04 2024
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2012 PB20 in Serpens on March, 04 2024. Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 PB20 is 18h 22m 54s and the Declination is -15° 24’ 36” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 PB20 is 26.31 (JPL).

18h 22m 54s
-15° 24’ 36”

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

Azimuth: 105.5°
Max altitude: 23.1°
Azimuth: 254.6°
  • 2012 PB20 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
  • 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

Finder chart of 2012 PB20
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2012 PB20 in Serpens on March, 04 2024
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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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 87,798,925 kilometers, equivalent to 0.586900 Astronomical Units. Light takes 4 minutes and 52.8657 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2012 PB20 and arrive to us.

4 minutes and 52.8657 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 and Light Curve

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 24 February 2023 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.09491265
Orbit inclination i 5.83946423°
Perihelion distance q 0.95413351 AU
142,736,342 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.15424535 AU
172,672,647 km
Semi-major axis a 1.05418943 AU
157,704,495 km
Orbital period period 1.0824 years
395.3451 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2023-Jan-28 17:40:53
2,459,973.2367 JD
Next perihelion transit 2024-Feb-28 01:57
2,460,368.5819 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 50.030382340658°
Longitude of the ascending node node 142.89858338416°
Mean anomaly M 24.825844174431°
Mean motion n 0.91059673°/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
2024 Feb 26 17h 48m 28s -16° 11’ 48” 26.26 Sagittarius
2024 Feb 27 17h 52m 55s -16° 06’ 43” 26.27 Sagittarius
2024 Feb 28 17h 57m 23s -16° 01’ 23” 26.27 Sagittarius
2024 Feb 29 18h 01m 49s -15° 55’ 42” 26.28 Serpens
2024 Mar 01 18h 06m 14s -15° 49’ 45” 26.28 Serpens
2024 Mar 02 18h 10m 37s -15° 43’ 32” 26.29 Serpens
2024 Mar 03 18h 15m 00s -15° 37’ 00” 26.30 Serpens
2024 Mar 04 18h 19m 22s -15° 30’ 12” 26.30 Serpens
2024 Mar 05 18h 23m 41s -15° 23’ 08” 26.31 Scutum
2024 Mar 06 18h 28m 00s -15° 15’ 50” 26.31 Scutum
2024 Mar 07 18h 32m 18s -15° 08’ 13” 26.32 Scutum
2024 Mar 08 18h 36m 35s -15° 00’ 23” 26.32 Scutum
2024 Mar 09 18h 40m 50s -14° 52’ 18” 26.33 Scutum
2024 Mar 10 18h 45m 05s -14° 43’ 58” 26.33 Scutum