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Asteroid (NEO) 2016 FZ12

Asteroid (NEO) 2016 FZ12 is currently in the constellation of Aries. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 FZ12 is 03h 09m 09s and the Declination is +17° 34’ 15” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 FZ12 is 28.16 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2016 FZ12 [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]:

03h 09m 09s
+17° 34’ 15”
  • 2016 FZ12 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the West direction at an altitude of 25° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2016 FZ12 is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 2016 FZ12 rise and set times.
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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.

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2016 FZ12 in Aries on August, 06 2020
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2016 FZ12 in Aries on August, 06 2020
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) 2016 FZ12?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2016 FZ12 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2016 FZ12 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 FZ12 from Earth is currently 92,293,205 kilometers, equivalent to 0.616942 Astronomical Units. Light takes 5 minutes and 7.8570 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2016 FZ12 and arrive to us.

5 minutes and 7.8570 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 0.00585737 Astronomical Units, or 876,250 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 28.16.


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: 72.3°
Max altitude: 56.0°
Azimuth: 287.6°

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 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.29869156
Orbit inclination i 1.75149146°
Perihelion distance q 0.79202281 AU
118,484,925 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.46667753 AU
219,411,836 km
Semi-major axis a 1.12935017 AU
168,948,381 km
Orbital period period 1.2000 years
438.3705 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Nov-04 08:31:37
2,459,157.8553 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 106.67019651205°
Longitude of the ascending node node 348.51664140853°
Mean anomaly M 230.77620552954°
Mean motion n 0.82122307°/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 Jul 30 02h 35m 39s +14° 49’ 19” 28.29 Aries
2020 Jul 31 02h 39m 56s +15° 11’ 42” 28.27 Aries
2020 Aug 01 02h 44m 17s +15° 34’ 01” 28.25 Aries
2020 Aug 02 02h 48m 42s +15° 56’ 18” 28.23 Aries
2020 Aug 03 02h 53m 09s +16° 18’ 32” 28.22 Aries
2020 Aug 04 02h 57m 42s +16° 40’ 38” 28.20 Aries
2020 Aug 05 03h 02m 20s +17° 02’ 39” 28.18 Aries
2020 Aug 06 03h 07m 00s +17° 24’ 33” 28.17 Aries
2020 Aug 07 03h 11m 45s +17° 46’ 17” 28.15 Aries
2020 Aug 08 03h 16m 36s +18° 07’ 50” 28.13 Aries
2020 Aug 09 03h 21m 29s +18° 29’ 11” 28.12 Aries
2020 Aug 10 03h 26m 29s +18° 50’ 17” 28.11 Taurus
2020 Aug 11 03h 31m 32s +19° 11’ 09” 28.09 Taurus
2020 Aug 12 03h 36m 39s +19° 31’ 44” 28.08 Taurus