Asteroid (NEO) 2016 FZ12
Asteroid (NEO) 2016 FZ12 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) 2016 FZ12 Impact Earth?.
Asteroid (NEO) 2016 FZ12 is currently in the constellation of Capricornus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 FZ12 is 20h 21m 33s and the Declination is -22° 55’ 04” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 FZ12 is 28.51 (JPL).
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Asteroid (NEO) 2016 FZ12 Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2016 FZ12 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) 2016 FZ12 Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 FZ12 from Earth is currently 113,024,753 kilometers, equivalent to 0.755524 Astronomical Units. Light takes 6 minutes and 17.0100 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2016 FZ12 and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 FZ12 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) 2016 FZ12 to Earth
During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 FZ12 to Earth happens on Sat Mar 19 2022 at a distance of 0.005522 Astronomical Units, or 826,060 kilometers:
Asteroid (NEO) 2016 FZ12 brightness
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 FZ12, 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) 2016 FZ12 rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 FZ12 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) 2016 FZ12 Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.79202281 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2020-Nov-04 08:31:37
|Next perihelion transit||2022-Jan-16 17:25
|Argument of perihelion||peri||106.67019651205°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||348.51664140853°|
Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 FZ12 Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 FZ12 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 FZ12 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) 2016 FZ12 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 FZ12 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid (NEO) 2016 FZ12 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2021 May 05||20h 13m 28s||-23° 05’ 39”||28.69||Capricornus|
|2021 May 06||20h 14m 40s||-23° 03’ 51”||28.67||Capricornus|
|2021 May 07||20h 15m 51s||-23° 02’ 11”||28.65||Capricornus|
|2021 May 08||20h 16m 58s||-23° 00’ 36”||28.62||Capricornus|
|2021 May 09||20h 18m 03s||-22° 59’ 08”||28.60||Capricornus|
|2021 May 10||20h 19m 06s||-22° 57’ 46”||28.57||Capricornus|
|2021 May 11||20h 20m 08s||-22° 56’ 31”||28.55||Capricornus|
|2021 May 12||20h 21m 06s||-22° 55’ 26”||28.52||Capricornus|
|2021 May 13||20h 22m 02s||-22° 54’ 26”||28.50||Capricornus|
|2021 May 14||20h 22m 57s||-22° 53’ 36”||28.47||Capricornus|
|2021 May 15||20h 23m 48s||-22° 52’ 54”||28.44||Capricornus|
|2021 May 16||20h 24m 36s||-22° 52’ 22”||28.41||Capricornus|
|2021 May 17||20h 25m 22s||-22° 51’ 59”||28.39||Capricornus|
|2021 May 18||20h 26m 05s||-22° 51’ 43”||28.36||Capricornus|