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 Aquarius. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 XE133 is 23h 29m 20s and the Declination is -15° 11’ 35” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 XE133 is 24.00 (JPL).
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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.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2012 XE133 Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 XE133 from Earth is currently 18,899,877 kilometers, equivalent to 0.126338 Astronomical Units. Light takes 1 minutes and 3.0432 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2012 XE133 and arrive to us.
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.
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 1,475,571 kilometers:
Asteroid (NEO) 2012 XE133 brightness
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.
Asteroid (NEO) 2012 XE133 rise and set times
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
|Perihelion distance||q||0.40986909 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2020-Aug-14 02:28:33
|Next perihelion transit||2021-Mar-26 14:34
|Argument of perihelion||peri||337.11485056968°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||281.07560020173°|
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!
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.
|2021 Jan 12||23h 48m 38s||-09° 34’ 19”||22.36||Aquarius|
|2021 Jan 13||23h 45m 44s||-10° 30’ 54”||22.58||Aquarius|
|2021 Jan 14||23h 43m 03s||-11° 22’ 11”||22.80||Aquarius|
|2021 Jan 15||23h 40m 30s||-12° 08’ 57”||23.01||Aquarius|
|2021 Jan 16||23h 38m 04s||-12° 51’ 48”||23.22||Aquarius|
|2021 Jan 17||23h 35m 44s||-13° 31’ 18”||23.00||Aquarius|
|2021 Jan 18||23h 33m 30s||-14° 07’ 49”||24.00||Aquarius|
|2021 Jan 19||23h 31m 19s||-14° 41’ 44”||24.00||Aquarius|
|2021 Jan 20||23h 29m 12s||-15° 13’ 23”||24.00||Aquarius|
|2021 Jan 21||23h 27m 06s||-15° 42’ 59”||24.00||Aquarius|
|2021 Jan 22||23h 25m 01s||-16° 10’ 44”||24.00||Aquarius|
|2021 Jan 23||23h 22m 58s||-16° 36’ 48”||25.00||Aquarius|
|2021 Jan 24||23h 20m 54s||-17° 01’ 23”||25.00||Aquarius|
|2021 Jan 25||23h 18m 51s||-17° 24’ 34”||25.00||Aquarius|