Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TB12
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TB12 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) 2020 TB12 Impact Earth?.
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TB12 is currently in the constellation of Cetus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TB12 is 01h 44m 28s and the Declination is -14° 24’ 53” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TB12 is 19.10 (JPL).
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Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TB12 Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TB12 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) 2020 TB12 Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TB12 from Earth is currently 8,796,086 kilometers, equivalent to 0.058798 Astronomical Units. Light takes 29.3406 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TB12 and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TB12 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) 2020 TB12 to Earth
During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TB12 to Earth happens on Mon Feb 1 2021 at a distance of 0.017339 Astronomical Units, or 2,593,910 kilometers:
Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TB12 brightness
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TB12, 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) 2020 TB12 rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TB12 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) 2020 TB12 Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.97379188 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2021-Jan-23 12:39:16
|Argument of perihelion||peri||353.95448366323°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||126.83221349365°|
Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TB12 Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TB12 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TB12 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) 2020 TB12 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TB12 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid (NEO) 2020 TB12 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2021 Jan 14||01h 56m 02s||-20° 27’ 39”||19.72||Cetus|
|2021 Jan 15||01h 54m 59s||-19° 54’ 07”||19.65||Cetus|
|2021 Jan 16||01h 53m 48s||-19° 16’ 46”||19.58||Cetus|
|2021 Jan 17||01h 52m 29s||-18° 34’ 55”||19.50||Cetus|
|2021 Jan 18||01h 51m 01s||-17° 47’ 43”||19.42||Cetus|
|2021 Jan 19||01h 49m 19s||-16° 54’ 01”||19.33||Cetus|
|2021 Jan 20||01h 47m 21s||-15° 52’ 23”||19.23||Cetus|
|2021 Jan 21||01h 45m 05s||-14° 40’ 54”||19.12||Cetus|
|2021 Jan 22||01h 42m 24s||-13° 17’ 00”||19.01||Cetus|
|2021 Jan 23||01h 39m 11s||-11° 37’ 14”||18.88||Cetus|
|2021 Jan 24||01h 35m 20s||-09° 36’ 46”||18.75||Cetus|
|2021 Jan 25||01h 30m 34s||-07° 08’ 40”||18.60||Cetus|
|2021 Jan 26||01h 24m 37s||-04° 03’ 07”||18.43||Cetus|
|2021 Jan 27||01h 16m 59s||-00° 05’ 42”||18.25||Cetus|