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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 Gemini. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 XE133 is 06h 33m 38s and the Declination is +19° 29’ 16” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 XE133 is 24.67 (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]:

06h 33m 38s
+19° 29’ 16”
  • 2012 XE133 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the South-East direction at an altitude of 53° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2012 XE133 is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 2012 XE133 rise and set times.
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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 Gemini on May, 27 2022
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2012 XE133 in Gemini on May, 27 2022
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 144,565,369 kilometers, equivalent to 0.966360 Astronomical Units. Light takes 8 minutes and 2.2182 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2012 XE133 and arrive to us.

8 minutes and 2.2182 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 24.67.


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: 70.5°
Max altitude: 58.0°
Azimuth: 289.5°

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 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
2022 May 20 06h 13m 11s +20° 03’ 20” 24.80 Orion
2022 May 21 06h 16m 09s +19° 58’ 53” 24.78 Orion
2022 May 22 06h 19m 01s +19° 54’ 20” 24.76 Orion
2022 May 23 06h 21m 51s +19° 49’ 45” 24.74 Gemini
2022 May 24 06h 24m 38s +19° 45’ 09” 24.72 Gemini
2022 May 25 06h 27m 19s +19° 40’ 33” 24.70 Gemini
2022 May 26 06h 29m 53s +19° 36’ 02” 24.69 Gemini
2022 May 27 06h 32m 22s +19° 31’ 36” 24.68 Gemini
2022 May 28 06h 34m 45s +19° 27’ 23” 24.67 Gemini
2022 May 29 06h 37m 00s +19° 23’ 21” 24.67 Gemini
2022 May 30 06h 39m 06s +19° 19’ 39” 24.67 Gemini
2022 May 31 06h 41m 03s +19° 16’ 18” 24.68 Gemini
2022 Jun 01 06h 42m 47s +19° 13’ 27” 24.70 Gemini
2022 Jun 02 06h 44m 21s +19° 11’ 09” 24.72 Gemini