Asteroid 2012 TC4
Asteroid 2012 TC4 Position
Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid 2012 TC4 is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see fuillscreen Online Planetarium)
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Asteroid 2012 TC4 Distance
The distance of Asteroid 2012 TC4 from Earth is currently 37,457,690 kilometers, equivalent to 0.250389 Astronomical Units. Light takes 2 minutes and 4.9454 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 0.00100917 Astronomical Units, or 150,969 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, consideting the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmoshpere 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.
|2019 Dec 07||22h 20m 06s||-09° 05’ 34”||26.79||Aquarius|
|2019 Dec 08||22h 25m 14s||-08° 32’ 49”||26.76||Aquarius|
|2019 Dec 09||22h 30m 29s||-07° 59’ 04”||26.73||Aquarius|
|2019 Dec 10||22h 35m 51s||-07° 24’ 20”||26.70||Aquarius|
|2019 Dec 11||22h 41m 17s||-06° 48’ 35”||26.67||Aquarius|
|2019 Dec 12||22h 46m 50s||-06° 11’ 49”||26.64||Aquarius|
|2019 Dec 13||22h 52m 29s||-05° 34’ 02”||26.61||Aquarius|
|2019 Dec 14||22h 58m 15s||-04° 55’ 14”||26.57||Aquarius|
|2019 Dec 15||23h 04m 09s||-04° 15’ 28”||26.54||Aquarius|
|2019 Dec 16||23h 10m 08s||-03° 34’ 41”||26.51||Aquarius|
|2019 Dec 17||23h 16m 13s||-02° 52’ 59”||26.47||Pisces|
|2019 Dec 18||23h 22m 24s||-02° 10’ 20”||26.44||Pisces|
|2019 Dec 19||23h 28m 44s||-01° 26’ 49”||26.41||Pisces|
|2019 Dec 20||23h 35m 08s||-00° 42’ 28”||26.37||Pisces|