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 Ophiucus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 UX68 is 16h 50m 39s and the Declination is -16° 42’ 24” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 UX68 is 25.59 (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 82,085,127 kilometers, equivalent to 0.548705 Astronomical Units. Light takes 4 minutes and 33.8065 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 0.007767 Astronomical Units, or 1,161,930 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 Jan 19||16h 25m 27s||-14° 51’ 38”||25.57||Ophiucus|
|2021 Jan 20||16h 28m 45s||-15° 07’ 13”||25.57||Ophiucus|
|2021 Jan 21||16h 32m 03s||-15° 22’ 31”||25.57||Ophiucus|
|2021 Jan 22||16h 35m 23s||-15° 37’ 32”||25.58||Ophiucus|
|2021 Jan 23||16h 38m 44s||-15° 52’ 14”||25.58||Ophiucus|
|2021 Jan 24||16h 42m 05s||-16° 06’ 41”||25.58||Ophiucus|
|2021 Jan 25||16h 45m 25s||-16° 20’ 49”||25.58||Ophiucus|
|2021 Jan 26||16h 48m 47s||-16° 34’ 40”||25.58||Ophiucus|
|2021 Jan 27||16h 52m 10s||-16° 48’ 11”||25.59||Ophiucus|
|2021 Jan 28||16h 55m 35s||-17° 01’ 24”||25.59||Ophiucus|
|2021 Jan 29||16h 58m 59s||-17° 14’ 20”||25.59||Ophiucus|
|2021 Jan 30||17h 02m 23s||-17° 26’ 54”||25.60||Ophiucus|
|2021 Jan 31||17h 05m 48s||-17° 39’ 11”||25.60||Ophiucus|
|2021 Feb 01||17h 09m 15s||-17° 51’ 06”||25.60||Ophiucus|