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Asteroid (NEO) 2012 XE133

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Asteroid (NEO) 2012 XE133 Position

Asteroid (NEO) 2012 XE133 is currently in the constellation of Aries. The current Right Ascension is 02h 06m 52s and the Declination is +15° 25’ 23”.

02h 06m 52s
+15° 25’ 23”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid (NEO) 2012 XE133 is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see full screen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2012 XE133 in Aries on March, 29 2020
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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Asteroid (NEO) 2012 XE133 Distance

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 XE133 from Earth is currently 269,535,332 kilometers, equivalent to 1.801732 Astronomical Units. Light takes 14 minutes and 59.0731 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2012 XE133 and arrive to us.

14 minutes and 59.0731 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

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 XE133 to Earth happens on Sun Dec 31 2028 at a distance of 0.00870388 Astronomical Units, or 1,302,083 kilometers:

Sun Dec 31 2028

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

Asteroid (NEO) 2012 XE133 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2012 XE133 is 25.85.


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: 74.8°
Max altitude: 53.9°
Azimuth: 285.4°
Asteroid (NEO) 2012 XE133 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

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 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.43304609
Orbit inclination i 6.70990465°
Perihelion distance q 0.40986129 AU
61,314,376 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.03597509 AU
154,979,667 km
Semi-major axis a 0.72291819 AU
108,147,022 km
Orbital period period 0.6100 years
224.5082 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2019-May-23 02:05:40
2,458,626.5873 JD
Next perihelion transit 2020-Jan-02 14:17
2,458,851.0954 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 337.11065121723°
Longitude of the ascending node node 281.07714366043°
Mean anomaly M 318.16891893878°
Mean motion n 1.60350510°/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
2020 Mar 22 01h 38m 03s +13° 05’ 42” 25.77 Pisces
2020 Mar 23 01h 41m 44s +13° 24’ 27” 25.78 Pisces
2020 Mar 24 01h 45m 24s +13° 42’ 52” 25.79 Pisces
2020 Mar 25 01h 49m 05s +14° 01’ 00” 25.80 Aries
2020 Mar 26 01h 52m 44s +14° 18’ 50” 25.81 Aries
2020 Mar 27 01h 56m 21s +14° 36’ 20” 25.82 Aries
2020 Mar 28 02h 00m 00s +14° 53’ 30” 25.83 Aries
2020 Mar 29 02h 03m 37s +15° 10’ 23” 25.84 Aries
2020 Mar 30 02h 07m 14s +15° 26’ 58” 25.85 Aries
2020 Mar 31 02h 10m 50s +15° 43’ 14” 25.85 Aries
2020 Apr 01 02h 14m 25s +15° 59’ 12” 25.86 Aries
2020 Apr 02 02h 17m 59s +16° 14’ 53” 25.87 Aries
2020 Apr 03 02h 21m 33s +16° 30’ 15” 25.87 Aries
2020 Apr 04 02h 25m 08s +16° 45’ 20” 25.88 Aries