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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 Aquarius. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 UX68 is 22h 05m 43s and the Declination is -14° 34’ 36” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 UX68 is 25.87 (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]:

22h 05m 43s
-14° 34’ 36”
Aquarius
25.87

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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 Aquarius on November, 28 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2012 UX68 in Aquarius on November, 28 2021
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]

Also check out Where is Asteroid (NEO) 2012 UX68?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2012 UX68 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2012 UX68 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 UX68 from Earth is currently 112,041,809 kilometers, equivalent to 0.748953 Astronomical Units. Light takes 6 minutes and 13.7312 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2012 UX68 and arrive to us.

112,041,809
0.748953
6 minutes and 13.7312 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 0.007043 Astronomical Units, or 1,053,657 kilometers:

Sun May 15 2022
1,053,657
0.007043

Asteroid (NEO) 2012 UX68 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 UX68 is 25.87.

25.87

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

Today's Asteroid (NEO) 2012 UX68 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 104.5°
Max altitude: 24.0°
Azimuth: 255.6°

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 16 December 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459200.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.28078037
Orbit inclination i 4.21986905°
Perihelion distance q 0.78438303 AU
117,342,032 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.39682280 AU
208,961,718 km
Semi-major axis a 1.09060292 AU
163,151,875 km
Orbital period period 1.1400 years
416.0049 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2021-Jan-16 09:58:31
2,459,230.9156 JD
Next perihelion transit 2022-Mar-08 10:05
2,459,646.9205 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 93.360661902915°
Longitude of the ascending node node 50.44509921592°
Mean anomaly M 333.67907552789°
Mean motion n 0.86537449°/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
2021 Nov 21 21h 52m 14s -16° 31’ 29” 25.82 Capricornus
2021 Nov 22 21h 53m 59s -16° 16’ 02” 25.83 Capricornus
2021 Nov 23 21h 55m 46s -16° 00’ 29” 25.84 Capricornus
2021 Nov 24 21h 57m 36s -15° 44’ 47” 25.84 Capricornus
2021 Nov 25 21h 59m 25s -15° 28’ 56” 25.85 Aquarius
2021 Nov 26 22h 01m 15s -15° 12’ 59” 25.86 Aquarius
2021 Nov 27 22h 03m 06s -14° 56’ 53” 25.86 Aquarius
2021 Nov 28 22h 04m 59s -14° 40’ 40” 25.87 Aquarius
2021 Nov 29 22h 06m 53s -14° 24’ 17” 25.87 Aquarius
2021 Nov 30 22h 08m 48s -14° 07’ 48” 25.88 Aquarius
2021 Dec 01 22h 10m 45s -13° 51’ 10” 25.88 Aquarius
2021 Dec 02 22h 12m 42s -13° 34’ 23” 25.89 Aquarius
2021 Dec 03 22h 14m 39s -13° 17’ 27” 25.89 Aquarius
2021 Dec 04 22h 16m 37s -13° 00’ 24” 25.89 Aquarius