Asteroid 2012 VP113
Asteroid 2012 VP113 Position
Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid 2012 VP113 is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see fuillscreen Online Planetarium)
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Asteroid 2012 VP113 Distance
The distance of Asteroid 2012 VP113 from Earth is currently 12,479,158,158 kilometers, equivalent to 83.418020 Astronomical Units. Light takes 11 hours, 33 minutes and 45.9910 seconds to travel from Asteroid 2012 VP113 and arrive to us.
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.
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 82.06298221 Astronomical Units, or 12,276,447,426 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Asteroid 2012 VP113 brightness
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.
Asteroid 2012 VP113 rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid 2012 VP113 touches the horizon, consideting the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmoshpere conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.
Asteroid 2012 VP113 Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||80.42417480 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||1978-Jun-08 00:58:41
|Next perihelion transit||6114-Oct-04 07:21
|Argument of perihelion||peri||293.6165852498°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||90.679545831678°|
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!
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.
|2019 Sep 08||03h 39m 47s||+03° 41’ 49”||23.34||Taurus|
|2019 Sep 09||03h 39m 46s||+03° 41’ 39”||23.34||Taurus|
|2019 Sep 10||03h 39m 46s||+03° 41’ 27”||23.34||Taurus|
|2019 Sep 11||03h 39m 45s||+03° 41’ 17”||23.34||Taurus|
|2019 Sep 12||03h 39m 43s||+03° 41’ 06”||23.34||Taurus|
|2019 Sep 13||03h 39m 42s||+03° 40’ 54”||23.34||Taurus|
|2019 Sep 14||03h 39m 42s||+03° 40’ 44”||23.34||Taurus|
|2019 Sep 15||03h 39m 42s||+03° 40’ 32”||23.34||Taurus|
|2019 Sep 16||03h 39m 41s||+03° 40’ 22”||23.34||Taurus|
|2019 Sep 17||03h 39m 39s||+03° 40’ 09”||23.34||Taurus|
|2019 Sep 18||03h 39m 38s||+03° 39’ 59”||23.34||Taurus|
|2019 Sep 19||03h 39m 38s||+03° 39’ 47”||23.33||Taurus|
|2019 Sep 20||03h 39m 37s||+03° 39’ 36”||23.33||Taurus|
|2019 Sep 21||03h 39m 36s||+03° 39’ 24”||23.33||Taurus|