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Asteroid 2012 VP113

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Asteroid 2012 VP113 Position

Asteroid 2012 VP113 is currently in the constellation of Taurus. The current Right Ascension is 03h 39m 41s and the Declination is +03° 40’ 26”.

03h 39m 41s
+03° 40’ 26”

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)

Map showing Asteroid 2012 VP113 in Taurus on September, 15 2019
Field of view: 60x30 degrees
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Hihgher precision deep sky finder chart showing where Asteroid 2012 VP113 is right now (view fullscreen)

2012 VP113
RA: 03h 39m 41s
Dec: +03° 40’ 26”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 2012 VP113
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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

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.

11 hours, 33 minutes and 45.9910 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 82.06298221 Astronomical Units, or 12,276,447,426 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 23.34.


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: 86.3°
Max altitude: 42.2°
Azimuth: 273.7°
Asteroid 2012 VP113 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

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

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 2012 VP113 at epoch 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.68787995
Orbit inclination i 24.10986433°
Perihelion distance q 80.42417480 AU
12,031,285,326 km
Aphelion distance Q 434.91711337 AU
65,062,674,222 km
Semi-major axis a 257.67064408 AU
38,546,979,774 km
Orbital period period 4,136.2400 years
1,510,761.2656 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 1978-Jun-08 00:58:41
2,443,667.5408 JD
Next perihelion transit 6114-Oct-04 07:21
3,954,428.8064 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 293.6165852498°
Longitude of the ascending node node 90.679545831678°
Mean anomaly M 3.5583817583803°
Mean motion n 0.00023829°/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
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