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]:
If you need to access this information frequently for your observations, you can create a simple customized Quick Access page, so that you can easily bookmark it in your browser favorites or add a shortcut to your mobile phones' home screen.
Additional information about Asteroid (NEO) 2012 UX68 available on TheSkyLive:
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.
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.
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||0.78438303 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2021-Jan-16 09:58:31
|Next perihelion transit||2022-Mar-08 10:05
|Argument of perihelion||peri||93.360661902915°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||50.44509921592°|
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 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|