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Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3)

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Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) Position

Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) is currently in the constellation of Capricornus. The current Right Ascension is 21h 52m 13s and the Declination is -09° 06’ 13”.

21h 52m 13s
-09° 06’ 13”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see full screen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) in Capricornus on January, 22 2020
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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3122 Florence (1981 ET3)
RA: 21h 52m 13s
Dec: -09° 06’ 13”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3)
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Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) Distance

The distance of Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) from Earth is currently 271,477,931 kilometers, equivalent to 1.814718 Astronomical Units. Light takes 15 minutes and 5.5529 seconds to travel from Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) and arrive to us.

271,477,931
1.814718
15 minutes and 5.5529 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) 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 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) 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. The value of the distance of 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) to Earth happens on Sat Sep 2 2017 at a distance of 0.04739943 Astronomical Units, or 7,090,853 kilometers:

Sat Sep 2 2017
7,090,853
0.047399

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

Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) is 16.60.

16.60

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3), 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 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) 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 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 99.0°
Max altitude: 29.7°
Azimuth: 261.3°
Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) 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 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) 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 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) at epoch 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.42306011
Orbit inclination i 22.14239422°
Perihelion distance q 1.02054293 AU
152,671,049 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.51723611 AU
376,573,163 km
Semi-major axis a 1.76888952 AU
264,622,106 km
Orbital period period 2.3500 years
859.3093 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Jan-31 13:56:26
2,458,880.0809 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 27.841219814245°
Longitude of the ascending node node 336.0804437562°
Mean anomaly M 242.87207606337°
Mean motion n 0.41894114°/day

Visualization of Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) 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 3122 Florence (1981 ET3)
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Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Jan 15 21h 26m 56s -12° 58’ 55” 16.63 Capricornus
2020 Jan 16 21h 30m 29s -12° 27’ 02” 16.62 Capricornus
2020 Jan 17 21h 34m 02s -11° 54’ 51” 16.62 Capricornus
2020 Jan 18 21h 37m 36s -11° 22’ 27” 16.61 Capricornus
2020 Jan 19 21h 41m 08s -10° 49’ 48” 16.61 Capricornus
2020 Jan 20 21h 44m 42s -10° 16’ 55” 16.61 Capricornus
2020 Jan 21 21h 48m 14s -09° 43’ 50” 16.60 Capricornus
2020 Jan 22 21h 51m 46s -09° 10’ 32” 16.60 Capricornus
2020 Jan 23 21h 55m 18s -08° 37’ 01” 16.60 Capricornus
2020 Jan 24 21h 58m 50s -08° 03’ 20” 16.60 Aquarius
2020 Jan 25 22h 02m 21s -07° 29’ 27” 16.60 Aquarius
2020 Jan 26 22h 05m 53s -06° 55’ 26” 16.59 Aquarius
2020 Jan 27 22h 09m 24s -06° 21’ 14” 16.59 Aquarius
2020 Jan 28 22h 12m 56s -05° 46’ 53” 16.59 Aquarius