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 Aquarius. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 FZ12 is 21h 23m 36s and the Declination is -13° 17’ 24” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2016 FZ12 is 28.19 (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 93,435,166 kilometers, equivalent to 0.624576 Astronomical Units. Light takes 5 minutes and 11.6662 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||0.79209251 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2022-Jan-16 15:42:10
|Argument of perihelion||peri||106.67933010613°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||348.5103257264°|
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 Dec 02||21h 03m 20s||-15° 07’ 54”||28.24||Capricornus|
|2021 Dec 03||21h 06m 03s||-14° 53’ 35”||28.23||Capricornus|
|2021 Dec 04||21h 08m 47s||-14° 39’ 06”||28.23||Capricornus|
|2021 Dec 05||21h 11m 30s||-14° 24’ 24”||28.22||Aquarius|
|2021 Dec 06||21h 14m 15s||-14° 09’ 32”||28.21||Aquarius|
|2021 Dec 07||21h 16m 58s||-13° 54’ 29”||28.20||Aquarius|
|2021 Dec 08||21h 19m 41s||-13° 39’ 15”||28.20||Aquarius|
|2021 Dec 09||21h 22m 26s||-13° 23’ 52”||28.19||Aquarius|
|2021 Dec 10||21h 25m 09s||-13° 08’ 18”||28.18||Aquarius|
|2021 Dec 11||21h 27m 53s||-12° 52’ 36”||28.18||Capricornus|
|2021 Dec 12||21h 30m 38s||-12° 36’ 42”||28.17||Capricornus|
|2021 Dec 13||21h 33m 20s||-12° 20’ 40”||28.16||Capricornus|
|2021 Dec 14||21h 36m 05s||-12° 04’ 31”||28.16||Capricornus|
|2021 Dec 15||21h 38m 48s||-11° 48’ 11”||28.15||Capricornus|