Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3)
Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) is now with respect to the brightest stars and constellations.
More advanced sky charts are available on TheSkyLive for this object: 1) the Online Planetarium which is interactive and allows to select dates and additional objects to visualize; and 2) the Live Position and Data Tracker which provides the highest precision position data and features deep sky imagery from the Digitized Sky Survey.
Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) Rise and Set Times
Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) is circumpolar from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] and transits at 13:39 UTC (altitude: 57.0°)
Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) Orbit Diagram
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!
Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) 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.
|2017 Nov 17||14.76||17h 12m 30s||+82° 15’ 14”||Ursa Minor|
|2017 Nov 18||14.77||17h 16m 32s||+82° 32’ 57”||Ursa Minor|
|2017 Nov 19||14.78||17h 21m 03s||+82° 51’ 06”||Ursa Minor|
|2017 Nov 20||14.79||17h 26m 08s||+83° 09’ 39”||Ursa Minor|
|2017 Nov 21||14.80||17h 31m 50s||+83° 28’ 35”||Ursa Minor|
|2017 Nov 22||14.81||17h 38m 17s||+83° 47’ 48”||Ursa Minor|
|2017 Nov 23||14.82||17h 45m 37s||+84° 07’ 18”||Draco|
|2017 Nov 24||14.82||17h 53m 58s||+84° 27’ 00”||Draco|
|2017 Nov 25||14.83||18h 03m 37s||+84° 46’ 45”||Draco|
|2017 Nov 26||14.84||18h 14m 44s||+85° 06’ 29”||Draco|
|2017 Nov 27||14.85||18h 27m 43s||+85° 25’ 59”||Draco|
|2017 Nov 28||14.86||18h 42m 57s||+85° 45’ 02”||Draco|
|2017 Nov 29||14.86||19h 00m 56s||+86° 03’ 20”||Draco|
|2017 Nov 30||14.87||19h 22m 12s||+86° 20’ 27”||Ursa Minor|
Distance of Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) from Earth as a function of time. Distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with a 2 days interval.
The reported distances might be inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Light Curve of Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3)
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.
Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) at epoch 03 September 2017 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||1.02025802 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2017-Sep-24 10:33:54
|Next perihelion transit||2020-Jan-31 22:14
|Argument of perihelion||peri||27.846976659969°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||336.09513908926°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2017-Sep-02|
|Distance of closest approach*||0.04739943 AU
* NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed for the time interval between 2013-Jan-01 and 2075-Dec-31, with a sampling interval of 1 day.