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Asteroid 2012 VP113

Asteroid 2012 VP113 is currently in the constellation of Taurus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 2012 VP113 is 03h 40m 51s and the Declination is +04° 06’ 56” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid 2012 VP113 is 23.31 (JPL).

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03h 40m 51s
+04° 06’ 56”

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Asteroid 2012 VP113 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid 2012 VP113 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.

Map showing Asteroid 2012 VP113 in Taurus on December, 09 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid 2012 VP113 in Taurus on December, 09 2021
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Asteroid 2012 VP113 is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.

2012 VP113
RA: 03h 40m 51s
Dec: +04° 06’ 56”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 2012 VP113
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Also check out Where is Asteroid 2012 VP113?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid 2012 VP113 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid 2012 VP113 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid 2012 VP113 from Earth is currently 12,474,385,173 kilometers, equivalent to 83.386114 Astronomical Units. Light takes 11 hours, 33 minutes and 30.0700 seconds to travel from Asteroid 2012 VP113 and arrive to us.

11 hours, 33 minutes and 30.0700 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 2012 VP113 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 2012 VP113 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. The value of the distance of 2012 VP113 from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Asteroid 2012 VP113 to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100, the closest approach of Asteroid 2012 VP113 to Earth happens on Sun Nov 10 2013 at a distance of 82.061743 Astronomical Units, or 12,276,262,032 kilometers:

Sun Nov 10 2013

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

Asteroid 2012 VP113 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid 2012 VP113 is 23.31.


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 December 2100

Asteroid 2012 VP113 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 2012 VP113 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 85.9°
Max altitude: 42.6°
Azimuth: 274.1°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid 2012 VP113 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 2012 VP113 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 2012 VP113 at epoch 20 January 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.70117940
Orbit inclination i 24.07318584°
Perihelion distance q 80.43821393 AU
12,033,385,551 km
Aphelion distance Q 457.93306991 AU
68,505,812,319 km
Semi-major axis a 269.18564192 AU
40,269,598,935 km
Orbital period period 4,416.5794 years
1,613,155.6141 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 1978-Dec-01 10:21:48
2,443,843.9318 JD
Next perihelion transit 6395-Aug-03 01:06
4,056,999.5459 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 293.75339519729°
Longitude of the ascending node node 90.75321239569°
Mean anomaly M 3.5163157835286°
Mean motion n 0.00022317°/day

Visualization of Asteroid 2012 VP113 Orbit

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
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Asteroid 2012 VP113 15 Days 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 Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2021 Dec 02 03h 41m 08s +04° 07’ 17” 23.30 Taurus
2021 Dec 03 03h 41m 07s +04° 07’ 13” 23.30 Taurus
2021 Dec 04 03h 41m 03s +04° 07’ 09” 23.30 Taurus
2021 Dec 05 03h 41m 02s +04° 07’ 06” 23.30 Taurus
2021 Dec 06 03h 40m 59s +04° 07’ 04” 23.30 Taurus
2021 Dec 07 03h 40m 57s +04° 07’ 01” 23.30 Taurus
2021 Dec 08 03h 40m 54s +04° 07’ 00” 23.31 Taurus
2021 Dec 09 03h 40m 51s +04° 06’ 57” 23.31 Taurus
2021 Dec 10 03h 40m 50s +04° 06’ 56” 23.31 Taurus
2021 Dec 11 03h 40m 48s +04° 06’ 55” 23.31 Taurus
2021 Dec 12 03h 40m 45s +04° 06’ 54” 23.31 Taurus
2021 Dec 13 03h 40m 42s +04° 06’ 52” 23.31 Taurus
2021 Dec 14 03h 40m 41s +04° 06’ 51” 23.31 Taurus
2021 Dec 15 03h 40m 39s +04° 06’ 51” 23.32 Taurus