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Asteroid (NEO) 2012 VZ19

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Asteroid (NEO) 2012 VZ19 Sky Charts and Coordinates

This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Asteroid (NEO) 2012 VZ19 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 (NEO) 2012 VZ19 in Virgo on February, 18 2019
 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
12h 14m 20s
+11° 49’ 59”
22.25

Asteroid (NEO) 2012 VZ19 Rise and Set Times

Today's Asteroid (NEO) 2012 VZ19 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the Europe/London timezone.

Azimuth: 78.1°
Max altitude: 50.1°
Azimuth: 281.7°

Asteroid (NEO) 2012 VZ19 Orbit Diagram

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 VZ19 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 VZ19 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 (NEO) 2012 VZ19
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Asteroid (NEO) 2012 VZ19 Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 VZ19 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid (NEO) 2012 VZ19 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2019 Feb 11 12h 06m 06s +09° 23’ 57” 23.09 Virgo
2019 Feb 12 12h 07m 10s +09° 37’ 59” 22.99 Virgo
2019 Feb 13 12h 08m 13s +09° 53’ 16” 22.88 Virgo
2019 Feb 14 12h 09m 17s +10° 09’ 57” 22.78 Virgo
2019 Feb 15 12h 10m 20s +10° 28’ 09” 22.67 Virgo
2019 Feb 16 12h 11m 26s +10° 48’ 02” 22.56 Virgo
2019 Feb 17 12h 12m 30s +11° 09’ 46” 22.45 Virgo
2019 Feb 18 12h 13m 36s +11° 33’ 30” 22.33 Virgo
2019 Feb 19 12h 14m 44s +11° 59’ 32” 22.21 Virgo
2019 Feb 20 12h 15m 55s +12° 28’ 09” 22.08 Virgo
2019 Feb 21 12h 17m 07s +12° 59’ 38” 21.96 Virgo
2019 Feb 22 12h 18m 21s +13° 34’ 23” 21.83 Coma
2019 Feb 23 12h 19m 41s +14° 12’ 56” 21.69 Coma
2019 Feb 24 12h 21m 03s +14° 55’ 49” 21.56 Coma

Distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 VZ19 from Earth

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 VZ19 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.

Distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 VZ19 from Earth between January 2013 and December 2100

Light Curve of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 VZ19

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 VZ19, 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 (NEO) 2012 VZ19 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2012 VZ19 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 VZ19 at epoch 04 November 2012 00:00 UTC (JD: 2456236.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.25405523
Orbit inclination i 1.24738548°
Perihelion distance q 0.73289130 AU
109,638,977 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.23211020 AU
184,321,062 km
Semi-major axis a 0.98250075 AU
146,980,020 km
Orbital period period 0.9700 years
355.7114 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2012-Aug-04 06:06:09
2,456,143.7543 JD
Next perihelion transit 2013-Jul-25 23:10
2,456,499.4657 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 221.44994077721°
Longitude of the ascending node node 57.950440218986°
Mean anomaly M 93.863905408697°
Mean motion n 1.01205646°/day
Closest approach to Earth* 2019-Mar-13
Distance of closest approach* 0.01985945 AU
2,970,931 km

* NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed for the time interval between 2013-Jan-01 and 2100-Dec-31, with a sampling interval of 1 day.