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 Capricornus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 UX68 is 21h 59m 36s and the Declination is -16° 30’ 31” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 UX68 is 26.10 (JPL).
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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.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2012 UX68 Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 UX68 from Earth is currently 122,561,776 kilometers, equivalent to 0.819275 Astronomical Units. Light takes 6 minutes and 48.8221 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2012 UX68 and arrive to us.
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.
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:
Asteroid (NEO) 2012 UX68 brightness
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.
Asteroid (NEO) 2012 UX68 rise and set times
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
|Perihelion distance||q||0.78479840 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2019-Nov-27 01:45:08
|Next perihelion transit||2021-Jan-16 08:01
|Argument of perihelion||peri||93.284892331108°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||50.45571533772°|
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!
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.
|2021 May 01||21h 42m 19s||-17° 19’ 00”||26.13||Capricornus|
|2021 May 02||21h 44m 36s||-17° 12’ 36”||26.13||Capricornus|
|2021 May 03||21h 46m 54s||-17° 06’ 14”||26.13||Capricornus|
|2021 May 04||21h 49m 10s||-16° 59’ 53”||26.12||Capricornus|
|2021 May 05||21h 51m 25s||-16° 53’ 32”||26.12||Capricornus|
|2021 May 06||21h 53m 39s||-16° 47’ 16”||26.12||Capricornus|
|2021 May 07||21h 55m 51s||-16° 41’ 00”||26.11||Capricornus|
|2021 May 08||21h 58m 04s||-16° 34’ 49”||26.11||Capricornus|
|2021 May 09||22h 00m 14s||-16° 28’ 40”||26.10||Aquarius|
|2021 May 10||22h 02m 22s||-16° 22’ 32”||26.10||Aquarius|
|2021 May 11||22h 04m 29s||-16° 16’ 31”||26.09||Aquarius|
|2021 May 12||22h 06m 37s||-16° 10’ 32”||26.09||Aquarius|
|2021 May 13||22h 08m 41s||-16° 04’ 37”||26.08||Aquarius|
|2021 May 14||22h 10m 45s||-15° 58’ 48”||26.07||Aquarius|