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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:03  ☀️ Transit: 12:06  🌅 Sunset: 18:09

Asteroid (NEO) 2012 XE133

Asteroid (NEO) 2012 XE133 is currently in the constellation of Pisces. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 XE133 is 00h 36m 40s and the Declination is +07° 11’ 08” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 XE133 is 24.87 (JPL).

00h 36m 40s
+07° 11’ 08”

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

Azimuth: 83.0°
Max altitude: 45.6°
Azimuth: 277.2°
  • 2012 XE133 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • Right now it is placed in the West-South-West direction at an altitude of 30° above the horizon.
  • 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.

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2012 XE133 in Pisces on March, 20 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2012 XE133 in Pisces on March, 20 2023
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 261,193,025 kilometers, equivalent to 1.745968 Astronomical Units. Light takes 14 minutes and 31.2462 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2012 XE133 and arrive to us.

14 minutes and 31.2462 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

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 XE133 is 24.87.


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 20 January 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.43259337
Orbit inclination i 6.72607091°
Perihelion distance q 0.41033772 AU
61,385,649 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.03602437 AU
154,987,040 km
Semi-major axis a 0.72318104 AU
108,186,344 km
Orbital period period 0.6150 years
224.6306 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2021-Nov-06 07:45:51
2,459,524.8235 JD
Next perihelion transit 2022-Jun-18 22:53
2,459,749.4541 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 337.07530117724°
Longitude of the ascending node node 281.02956106287°
Mean anomaly M 121.28148344973°
Mean motion n 1.60263095°/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 Mar 13 00h 03m 14s +03° 31’ 59” 24.60 Pisces
2023 Mar 14 00h 07m 42s +04° 02’ 02” 24.64 Pisces
2023 Mar 15 00h 12m 10s +04° 31’ 37” 24.67 Pisces
2023 Mar 16 00h 16m 35s +05° 00’ 47” 24.71 Pisces
2023 Mar 17 00h 20m 57s +05° 29’ 30” 24.75 Pisces
2023 Mar 18 00h 25m 17s +05° 57’ 47” 24.78 Pisces
2023 Mar 19 00h 29m 35s +06° 25’ 39” 24.81 Pisces
2023 Mar 20 00h 33m 50s +06° 53’ 03” 24.85 Pisces
2023 Mar 21 00h 38m 03s +07° 20’ 02” 24.88 Pisces
2023 Mar 22 00h 42m 15s +07° 46’ 35” 24.91 Pisces
2023 Mar 23 00h 46m 26s +08° 12’ 42” 24.94 Pisces
2023 Mar 24 00h 50m 35s +08° 38’ 25” 24.96 Pisces
2023 Mar 25 00h 54m 42s +09° 03’ 42” 24.99 Pisces
2023 Mar 26 00h 58m 46s +09° 28’ 33” 25.02 Pisces