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Asteroid (NEO) 2012 XE133

Asteroid (NEO) 2012 XE133 is a Near Earth Object. If you've heard news about a potential impact of this asteroid with the Earth, please check out Will Asteroid Asteroid (NEO) 2012 XE133 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2012 XE133 is currently in the constellation of Sagittarius. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 XE133 is 19h 09m 58s and the Declination is -18° 47’ 34” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 XE133 is 24.68 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2012 XE133 [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]:

19h 09m 58s
-18° 47’ 34”
  • 2012 XE133 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the South-West direction at an altitude of 10° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2012 XE133 is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 2012 XE133 rise and set times.
  • Go to interactive sky chart

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Asteroid (NEO) 2012 XE133 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2012 XE133 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 (NEO) 2012 XE133 in Sagittarius on December, 04 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2012 XE133 in Sagittarius on December, 04 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]

Also check out Where is Asteroid (NEO) 2012 XE133?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2012 XE133 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2012 XE133 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 XE133 from Earth is currently 159,251,048 kilometers, equivalent to 1.064528 Astronomical Units. Light takes 8 minutes and 51.2043 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2012 XE133 and arrive to us.

8 minutes and 51.2043 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 XE133 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 (NEO) 2012 XE133 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.

Closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 XE133 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 XE133 to Earth happens on Sat Dec 30 2028 at a distance of 0.009864 Astronomical Units, or 1,475,570 kilometers:

Sat Dec 30 2028

Asteroid (NEO) 2012 XE133 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 XE133 is 24.68.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 XE133, 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 XE133 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2012 XE133 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 (NEO) 2012 XE133 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 108.9°
Max altitude: 19.7°
Azimuth: 251.2°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 XE133 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 (NEO) 2012 XE133 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 XE133 at epoch 16 December 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459200.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.43314000
Orbit inclination i 6.71340779°
Perihelion distance q 0.40974306 AU
61,296,690 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.03591569 AU
154,970,782 km
Semi-major axis a 0.72282938 AU
108,133,736 km
Orbital period period 0.6100 years
224.4668 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2021-Mar-26 16:33:07
2,459,300.1897 JD
Next perihelion transit 2021-Nov-06 03:45
2,459,524.6565 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 337.12489940732°
Longitude of the ascending node node 281.05645655741°
Mean anomaly M 200.11764381618°
Mean motion n 1.60380063°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 XE133 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 XE133 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 XE133 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 XE133
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Asteroid (NEO) 2012 XE133 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 XE133 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 XE133 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2021 Nov 27 18h 12m 39s -20° 49’ 42” 24.38 Sagittarius
2021 Nov 28 18h 20m 18s -20° 37’ 32” 24.43 Sagittarius
2021 Nov 29 18h 27m 53s -20° 24’ 08” 24.47 Sagittarius
2021 Nov 30 18h 35m 26s -20° 09’ 38” 24.51 Sagittarius
2021 Dec 01 18h 42m 52s -19° 54’ 02” 24.55 Sagittarius
2021 Dec 02 18h 50m 17s -19° 37’ 24” 24.59 Sagittarius
2021 Dec 03 18h 57m 36s -19° 19’ 47” 24.62 Sagittarius
2021 Dec 04 19h 04m 51s -19° 01’ 13” 24.66 Sagittarius
2021 Dec 05 19h 12m 02s -18° 41’ 44” 24.69 Sagittarius
2021 Dec 06 19h 19m 09s -18° 21’ 23” 24.72 Sagittarius
2021 Dec 07 19h 26m 12s -18° 00’ 14” 24.75 Sagittarius
2021 Dec 08 19h 33m 11s -17° 38’ 17” 24.78 Sagittarius
2021 Dec 09 19h 40m 05s -17° 15’ 38” 24.80 Sagittarius
2021 Dec 10 19h 46m 56s -16° 52’ 19” 24.83 Sagittarius