The Solar System at your Fingertips
Dwarf Planets and Asteroids » 

Asteroid 2012 VP113

Available Resources

Asteroid 2012 VP113 Sky Charts and Coordinates

This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Asteroid 2012 VP113 is now with respect to the brightest stars and constellations. More advanced sky charts are available on TheSkyLive for this object: 1) the Online Planetarium which is interactive and allows to select dates and additional objects to visualize; and 2) the Live Position and Data Tracker which provides the highest precision position data and features deep sky imagery from the Digitized Sky Survey.

Asteroid 2012 VP113 in Taurus on January, 20 2017
High Precision Live Sky Chart
03h 29m 31s
+02° 31’ 59”
23.32
 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Asteroid 2012 VP113 Rise and Set Times

Today's Asteroid 2012 VP113 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.

Azimuth: 87.5°
Max altitude: 41.1°
Azimuth: 272.5°

Asteroid 2012 VP113 Orbit Diagram

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 2012 VP113 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 2012 VP113 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 2012 VP113
View Asteroid 2012 VP113 in the 3D Solar System Simulator

Asteroid 2012 VP113 Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 2012 VP113 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 2012 VP113 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date MagnitudeMag Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. Constellation
2017 Jan 13 23.32 03h 29m 39s +02° 30’ 56” Taurus
2017 Jan 14 23.32 03h 29m 38s +02° 31’ 05” Taurus
2017 Jan 15 23.32 03h 29m 36s +02° 31’ 13” Taurus
2017 Jan 16 23.32 03h 29m 35s +02° 31’ 22” Taurus
2017 Jan 17 23.32 03h 29m 34s +02° 31’ 31” Taurus
2017 Jan 18 23.32 03h 29m 34s +02° 31’ 41” Taurus
2017 Jan 19 23.32 03h 29m 33s +02° 31’ 50” Taurus
2017 Jan 20 23.32 03h 29m 31s +02° 31’ 59” Taurus
2017 Jan 21 23.32 03h 29m 30s +02° 32’ 11” Taurus
2017 Jan 22 23.32 03h 29m 30s +02° 32’ 21” Taurus
2017 Jan 23 23.33 03h 29m 29s +02° 32’ 31” Taurus
2017 Jan 24 23.33 03h 29m 29s +02° 32’ 41” Taurus
2017 Jan 25 23.33 03h 29m 27s +02° 32’ 53” Taurus
2017 Jan 26 23.33 03h 29m 26s +02° 33’ 05” Taurus

Distance of Asteroid 2012 VP113 from Earth

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 2012 VP113 from Earth as a function of time. Distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with a 2 days interval. The reported distances might be inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of 2012 VP113 is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Distance of Asteroid 2012 VP113 from Earth between January 2013 and January 2030

Light Curve of Asteroid 2012 VP113

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 2012 VP113, 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 2012 VP113 between January 2013 and January 2030

Asteroid 2012 VP113 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 2012 VP113 at epoch 30 July 2016 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.68808518
Orbit inclination i 24.06036481°
Perihelion distance q 80.46307741 AU
12,037,105,075 km
Aphelion distance Q 435.46674262 AU
65,144,897,588 km
Semi-major axis a 257.96491002 AU
38,591,001,331 km
Orbital period period 4,143.3300 years
1,513,349.9917 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 1978-Aug-06 22:09:45
2,443,727.4234 JD
Next perihelion transit 6122-Jan-03 21:57
3,957,077.4151 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 293.63252112024°
Longitude of the ascending node node 90.787337089832°
Mean anomaly M 3.3001669062419°
Mean motion n 0.00023788°/day
Closest approach to Earth* 2013-Nov-10
Distance of closest approach* 82.06337731 AU
12,276,506,533 km

* NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed for the time interval between 2013-Jan-01 and 2030-Jan-01, with a sampling interval of 1 day.