Asteroid 2012 TC4
Asteroid 2012 TC4 Position
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Asteroid 2012 TC4 Distance
The distance of Asteroid 2012 TC4 from Earth is currently 160,787,211 kilometers, equivalent to 1.074796 Astronomical Units. Light takes 8 minutes and 56.3284 seconds to travel from Asteroid 2012 TC4 and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 2012 TC4 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. The value of the distance of 2012 TC4 from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Asteroid 2012 TC4 to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid 2012 TC4 to Earth happens on Thu Oct 12 2017 at a distance of 0.00100919 Astronomical Units, or 150,973 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Asteroid 2012 TC4 brightness
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 2012 TC4, 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 2012 TC4 rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid 2012 TC4 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 2012 TC4 Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.93353169 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2017-Nov-16 00:45:42
|Next perihelion transit||2019-Jul-18 00:44
|Argument of perihelion||peri||222.58388030278°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||198.23273433597°|
Visualization of Asteroid 2012 TC4 Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 2012 TC4 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 2012 TC4 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 2012 TC4 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 2012 TC4 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 2012 TC4 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2020 Apr 01||07h 45m 42s||+21° 50’ 21”||29.13||Gemini|
|2020 Apr 02||07h 48m 05s||+21° 43’ 41”||29.17||Gemini|
|2020 Apr 03||07h 50m 26s||+21° 36’ 56”||29.20||Gemini|
|2020 Apr 04||07h 52m 46s||+21° 30’ 06”||29.24||Gemini|
|2020 Apr 05||07h 55m 06s||+21° 23’ 12”||29.27||Gemini|
|2020 Apr 06||07h 57m 25s||+21° 16’ 11”||29.30||Gemini|
|2020 Apr 07||07h 59m 44s||+21° 09’ 07”||29.34||Gemini|
|2020 Apr 08||08h 02m 02s||+21° 01’ 59”||29.37||Cancer|
|2020 Apr 09||08h 04m 18s||+20° 54’ 45”||29.40||Cancer|
|2020 Apr 10||08h 06m 34s||+20° 47’ 26”||29.43||Cancer|
|2020 Apr 11||08h 08m 51s||+20° 40’ 04”||29.46||Cancer|
|2020 Apr 12||08h 11m 04s||+20° 32’ 36”||29.50||Cancer|
|2020 Apr 13||08h 13m 18s||+20° 25’ 05”||29.53||Cancer|
|2020 Apr 14||08h 15m 33s||+20° 17’ 30”||29.56||Cancer|