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Asteroid (NEO) 2016 FZ12

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Asteroid (NEO) 2016 FZ12 Position

Asteroid (NEO) 2016 FZ12 is currently in the constellation of Sagittarius. The current Right Ascension is 17h 51m 46s and the Declination is -24° 33’ 41”.

17h 51m 46s
-24° 33’ 41”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid (NEO) 2016 FZ12 is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see full screen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2016 FZ12 in Sagittarius on January, 24 2020
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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Asteroid (NEO) 2016 FZ12 Distance

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 FZ12 from Earth is currently 306,973,577 kilometers, equivalent to 2.051992 Astronomical Units. Light takes 17 minutes and 3.9536 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2016 FZ12 and arrive to us.

17 minutes and 3.9536 seconds

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.

Distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 FZ12 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) 2016 FZ12 to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 FZ12 to Earth happens on Sun Mar 20 2022 at a distance of 0.00585734 Astronomical Units, or 876,245 kilometers:

Sun Mar 20 2022

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

Asteroid (NEO) 2016 FZ12 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 FZ12 is 30.10.


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.

Predicted magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 FZ12 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2016 FZ12 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) 2016 FZ12 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 114.6°
Max altitude: 14.0°
Azimuth: 245.4°
Asteroid (NEO) 2016 FZ12 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) 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

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 FZ12 at epoch 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.29873062
Orbit inclination i 1.75150185°
Perihelion distance q 0.79191966 AU
118,469,496 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.46661231 AU
219,402,080 km
Semi-major axis a 1.12926599 AU
168,935,788 km
Orbital period period 1.2000 years
438.3215 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2019-Aug-23 23:14:34
2,458,719.4685 JD
Next perihelion transit 2020-Nov-04 06:57
2,459,157.7900 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 106.64623810605°
Longitude of the ascending node node 348.52762336465°
Mean anomaly M 262.28943809063°
Mean motion n 0.82131490°/day

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!

Orbit Diagram of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 FZ12
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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.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Jan 17 17h 28m 18s -24° 19’ 32” 30.05 Ophiucus
2020 Jan 18 17h 31m 22s -24° 22’ 08” 30.06 Ophiucus
2020 Jan 19 17h 34m 26s -24° 24’ 30” 30.06 Ophiucus
2020 Jan 20 17h 37m 28s -24° 26’ 39” 30.07 Ophiucus
2020 Jan 21 17h 40m 32s -24° 28’ 33” 30.08 Ophiucus
2020 Jan 22 17h 43m 35s -24° 30’ 15” 30.08 Ophiucus
2020 Jan 23 17h 46m 36s -24° 31’ 42” 30.09 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 24 17h 49m 39s -24° 32’ 57” 30.10 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 25 17h 52m 40s -24° 33’ 57” 30.10 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 26 17h 55m 41s -24° 34’ 45” 30.11 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 27 17h 58m 41s -24° 35’ 20” 30.12 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 28 18h 01m 42s -24° 35’ 41” 30.12 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 29 18h 04m 42s -24° 35’ 49” 30.13 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 30 18h 07m 42s -24° 35’ 44” 30.13 Sagittarius