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Asteroid (NEO) 2012 UX68

Asteroid (NEO) 2012 UX68 is a Near Earth Object. If you've heard news about a potential impact of this asteroid with the Earth, please check out Will Asteroid Asteroid (NEO) 2012 UX68 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2012 UX68 is currently in the constellation of Lupus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 UX68 is 15h 37m 27s and the Declination is -46° 45’ 39” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 UX68 is 17.70 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2012 UX68 [tip: you can also create a Quick Access page for this data if you access it frequently and would like to have a simpler view]:

15h 37m 27s
-46° 45’ 39”

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Asteroid (NEO) 2012 UX68 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2012 UX68 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 UX68 in Lupus on May, 21 2022
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2012 UX68 in Lupus on May, 21 2022
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]

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Asteroid (NEO) 2012 UX68 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 UX68 from Earth is currently 4,384,741 kilometers, equivalent to 0.029310 Astronomical Units. Light takes 14.6259 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2012 UX68 and arrive to us.

14.6259 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 UX68 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.

Distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 UX68 from Earth between January 2013 and December 2100

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 UX68 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 UX68 to Earth happens on Sun May 15 2022 at a distance of 0.006290 Astronomical Units, or 940,953 kilometers:

Sun May 15 2022

Asteroid (NEO) 2012 UX68 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 UX68 is 17.70.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 UX68, 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.

Predicted magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 UX68 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2012 UX68 rise and set times

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Asteroid (NEO) 2012 UX68 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 UX68 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 (NEO) 2012 UX68 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 UX68 at epoch 20 January 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.28073329
Orbit inclination i 4.21990336°
Perihelion distance q 0.78439628 AU
117,344,013 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.39670363 AU
208,943,889 km
Semi-major axis a 1.09054995 AU
163,143,951 km
Orbital period period 1.1389 years
415.9746 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2022-Mar-08 09:40:15
2,459,646.9030 JD
Next perihelion transit 2023-Apr-28 09:03
2,460,062.8775 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 93.389694176205°
Longitude of the ascending node node 50.429892053569°
Mean anomaly M 319.8411390629°
Mean motion n 0.86543754°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 UX68 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 UX68 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 UX68 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 UX68
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Asteroid (NEO) 2012 UX68 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 UX68 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 UX68 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2022 May 14 02h 24m 14s -06° 16’ 23” 23.00 Cetus
2022 May 15 01h 55m 54s -29° 41’ 22” 19.00 Fornax
2022 May 16 00h 22m 23s -63° 20’ 09” 16.58 Tucana
2022 May 17 18h 52m 09s -73° 37’ 01” 16.18 Pavo
2022 May 18 16h 39m 28s -63° 20’ 08” 16.44 Triangulum Australis
2022 May 19 16h 04m 29s -56° 03’ 57” 16.81 Norma
2022 May 20 15h 49m 17s -51° 26’ 33” 17.17 Norma
2022 May 21 15h 40m 50s -48° 19’ 12” 17.50 Lupus
2022 May 22 15h 35m 29s -46° 05’ 00” 17.79 Lupus
2022 May 23 15h 31m 47s -44° 24’ 15” 18.06 Lupus
2022 May 24 15h 29m 07s -43° 05’ 41” 18.30 Lupus
2022 May 25 15h 27m 06s -42° 02’ 32” 18.53 Lupus
2022 May 26 15h 25m 32s -41° 10’ 29” 18.74 Lupus
2022 May 27 15h 24m 19s -40° 26’ 44” 18.94 Lupus