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Asteroid (NEO) 2012 UX68

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Asteroid (NEO) 2012 UX68 Position

Asteroid (NEO) 2012 UX68 is currently in the constellation of Ophiucus. The current Right Ascension is 17h 16m 28s and the Declination is -22° 31’ 54”.

17h 16m 28s
-22° 31’ 54”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid (NEO) 2012 UX68 is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see full screen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2012 UX68 in Ophiucus on January, 19 2020
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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Asteroid (NEO) 2012 UX68 Distance

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 UX68 from Earth is currently 221,253,534 kilometers, equivalent to 1.478989 Astronomical Units. Light takes 12 minutes and 18.0223 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2012 UX68 and arrive to us.

12 minutes and 18.0223 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

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 UX68 to Earth happens on Mon May 16 2022 at a distance of 0.00801852 Astronomical Units, or 1,199,554 kilometers:

Mon May 16 2022

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

Asteroid (NEO) 2012 UX68 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 UX68 is 26.41.


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: 112.5°
Max altitude: 16.0°
Azimuth: 247.5°
Asteroid (NEO) 2012 UX68 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

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 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.28067070
Orbit inclination i 4.21937723°
Perihelion distance q 0.78478629 AU
117,402,359 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.39720823 AU
209,019,376 km
Semi-major axis a 1.09099726 AU
163,210,867 km
Orbital period period 1.1400 years
416.2305 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2018-Oct-06 20:04:34
2,458,398.3365 JD
Next perihelion transit 2019-Nov-27 01:36
2,458,814.5670 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 93.274983300211°
Longitude of the ascending node node 50.45996056667°
Mean anomaly M 174.85228582368°
Mean motion n 0.86490535°/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
2020 Jan 12 16h 45m 37s -21° 25’ 22” 26.32 Ophiucus
2020 Jan 13 16h 49m 47s -21° 35’ 41” 26.33 Ophiucus
2020 Jan 14 16h 53m 57s -21° 45’ 36” 26.35 Ophiucus
2020 Jan 15 16h 58m 06s -21° 55’ 03” 26.36 Ophiucus
2020 Jan 16 17h 02m 15s -22° 04’ 04” 26.37 Ophiucus
2020 Jan 17 17h 06m 21s -22° 12’ 38” 26.39 Ophiucus
2020 Jan 18 17h 10m 28s -22° 20’ 47” 26.40 Ophiucus
2020 Jan 19 17h 14m 35s -22° 28’ 28” 26.41 Ophiucus
2020 Jan 20 17h 18m 39s -22° 35’ 45” 26.42 Ophiucus
2020 Jan 21 17h 22m 45s -22° 42’ 38” 26.44 Ophiucus
2020 Jan 22 17h 26m 48s -22° 49’ 04” 26.45 Ophiucus
2020 Jan 23 17h 30m 51s -22° 55’ 05” 26.46 Ophiucus
2020 Jan 24 17h 34m 51s -23° 00’ 41” 26.48 Ophiucus
2020 Jan 25 17h 38m 53s -23° 05’ 53” 26.49 Ophiucus