Asteroid 2012 VP113
Asteroid 2012 VP113 is currently in the constellation of Taurus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 2012 VP113 is 03h 40m 42s and the Declination is +03° 52’ 40” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid 2012 VP113 is 23.30 (JPL).
Summary of key facts about Asteroid 2012 VP113 [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]:
- 2012 VP113 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
- It is visible looking in the South-South-East direction at an altitude of 38° above the horizon.
- Given its current magnitude, 2012 VP113 is visible only through long exposure photography.
- See also 2012 VP113 rise and set times.
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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.
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.
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 12,445,483,784 kilometers, equivalent to 83.192921 Astronomical Units. Light takes 11 hours, 31 minutes and 53.6654 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 82.062982 Astronomical Units, or 12,276,447,433 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, 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
|Perihelion distance||q||80.39881918 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||1978-Jun-07 18:06:42
|Next perihelion transit||6207-Feb-10 11:25
|Argument of perihelion||peri||293.57018963867°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||90.682939902091°|
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.
|2020 Oct 15||03h 40m 59s||+03° 54’ 06”||23.31||Taurus|
|2020 Oct 16||03h 40m 57s||+03° 53’ 56”||23.31||Taurus|
|2020 Oct 17||03h 40m 54s||+03° 53’ 44”||23.31||Taurus|
|2020 Oct 18||03h 40m 53s||+03° 53’ 34”||23.31||Taurus|
|2020 Oct 19||03h 40m 50s||+03° 53’ 22”||23.31||Taurus|
|2020 Oct 20||03h 40m 49s||+03° 53’ 12”||23.30||Taurus|
|2020 Oct 21||03h 40m 46s||+03° 53’ 02”||23.30||Taurus|
|2020 Oct 22||03h 40m 45s||+03° 52’ 50”||23.30||Taurus|
|2020 Oct 23||03h 40m 41s||+03° 52’ 41”||23.30||Taurus|
|2020 Oct 24||03h 40m 40s||+03° 52’ 29”||23.30||Taurus|
|2020 Oct 25||03h 40m 37s||+03° 52’ 19”||23.30||Taurus|
|2020 Oct 26||03h 40m 36s||+03° 52’ 09”||23.30||Taurus|
|2020 Oct 27||03h 40m 33s||+03° 52’ 00”||23.29||Taurus|
|2020 Oct 28||03h 40m 31s||+03° 51’ 50”||23.29||Taurus|