Asteroid 2012 TC4
Asteroid 2012 TC4 Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Asteroid 2012 TC4 is now with respect to the brightest stars and constellations.
More advanced sky charts are available on TheSkyLive for this object: 1) the Online Planetarium which is interactive and allows to select dates and additional objects to visualize; and 2) the Live Position and Data Tracker which provides the highest precision position data and features deep sky imagery from the Digitized Sky Survey.
Asteroid 2012 TC4 Rise and Set Times
Today's Asteroid 2012 TC4 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the Europe/London timezone.
Asteroid 2012 TC4 Orbit Diagram
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 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.
|2018 Dec 09||15h 46m 54s||-20° 07’ 41”||31.54||Libra|
|2018 Dec 10||15h 48m 47s||-20° 13’ 44”||31.54||Libra|
|2018 Dec 11||15h 50m 42s||-20° 19’ 41”||31.55||Libra|
|2018 Dec 12||15h 52m 36s||-20° 25’ 35”||31.56||Scorpius|
|2018 Dec 13||15h 54m 30s||-20° 31’ 23”||31.56||Scorpius|
|2018 Dec 14||15h 56m 25s||-20° 37’ 06”||31.57||Scorpius|
|2018 Dec 15||15h 58m 19s||-20° 42’ 44”||31.57||Scorpius|
|2018 Dec 16||16h 00m 14s||-20° 48’ 19”||31.58||Scorpius|
|2018 Dec 17||16h 02m 08s||-20° 53’ 48”||31.58||Scorpius|
|2018 Dec 18||16h 04m 04s||-20° 59’ 12”||31.59||Scorpius|
|2018 Dec 19||16h 05m 58s||-21° 04’ 32”||31.59||Scorpius|
|2018 Dec 20||16h 07m 53s||-21° 09’ 46”||31.60||Scorpius|
|2018 Dec 21||16h 09m 47s||-21° 14’ 56”||31.60||Scorpius|
|2018 Dec 22||16h 11m 44s||-21° 19’ 59”||31.60||Scorpius|
Distance of Asteroid 2012 TC4 from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 2012 TC4 from Earth as a function of time. Distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with a 2 days interval.
The reported distances might be inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of 2012 TC4 is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Light Curve of Asteroid 2012 TC4
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 Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 2012 TC4 at epoch 30 September 2017 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458027.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|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°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2017-Oct-12|
|Distance of closest approach*||0.00100917 AU
* NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed for the time interval between 2013-Jan-01 and 2075-Dec-31, with a sampling interval of 1 day.