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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:50  
clear_day Transit: 11:50  
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Asteroid (NEO) 2012 XE133

Altitude: -8.5°   Azimuth: 65.6°   Direction: East-North-East

Asteroid (NEO) 2012 XE133 is currently in the constellation of Pegasus.

The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 XE133 is 22h 25m 45s and the Declination is +07° 59’ 37” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 XE133 is 23.18 (JPL).

22h 25m 45s
+07° 59’ 37”

Today's rise, transit and set times of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 XE133 from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 82.0°
Max altitude: 46.5°
Azimuth: 278.1°
  • 2012 XE133 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2012 XE133 is visible only through long exposure photography.
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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.

Finder chart of 2012 XE133 in Pegasus on December,08 2023
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2012 XE133 in Pegasus on December, 08 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Finder chart of 2012 XE133
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2012 XE133 in Pegasus on December, 08 2023
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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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 39,803,001 kilometers, equivalent to 0.266067 Astronomical Units. Light takes 2 minutes and 12.7685 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2012 XE133 and arrive to us.

2 minutes and 12.7685 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.

Chart of the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 XE133 from Earth in Astronomical Units (au)

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 and Light Curve

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.

Chart of the magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 XE133 as a function of time

Asteroid (NEO) 2012 XE133 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 XE133 at epoch 24 February 2023 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.43260530
Orbit inclination i 6.72611217°
Perihelion distance q 0.41031858 AU
61,382,787 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.03600647 AU
154,984,362 km
Semi-major axis a 0.72316253 AU
108,183,574 km
Orbital period period 0.6150 years
224.6220 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2023-Jan-29 13:45:45
2,459,974.0734 JD
Next perihelion transit 2023-Sep-11 04:41
2,460,198.6954 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 337.0740690246°
Longitude of the ascending node node 281.02629526048°
Mean anomaly M 42.353649369281°
Mean motion n 1.60269250°/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
2023 Dec 01 21h 33m 57s +07° 06’ 43” 23.11 Pegasus
2023 Dec 02 21h 41m 40s +07° 16’ 08” 23.11 Pegasus
2023 Dec 03 21h 49m 09s +07° 24’ 44” 23.12 Pegasus
2023 Dec 04 21h 56m 25s +07° 32’ 39” 23.12 Pegasus
2023 Dec 05 22h 03m 25s +07° 39’ 51” 23.13 Pegasus
2023 Dec 06 22h 10m 14s +07° 46’ 27” 23.14 Pegasus
2023 Dec 07 22h 16m 50s +07° 52’ 28” 23.16 Pegasus
2023 Dec 08 22h 23m 14s +07° 58’ 00” 23.17 Pegasus
2023 Dec 09 22h 29m 26s +08° 03’ 02” 23.19 Pegasus
2023 Dec 10 22h 35m 26s +08° 07’ 40” 23.21 Pegasus
2023 Dec 11 22h 41m 14s +08° 11’ 54” 23.24 Pegasus
2023 Dec 12 22h 46m 53s +08° 15’ 50” 23.26 Pegasus
2023 Dec 13 22h 52m 20s +08° 19’ 27” 23.28 Pegasus
2023 Dec 14 22h 57m 38s +08° 22’ 49” 23.31 Pegasus