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.
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Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) Rise and Set Times
Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) is circumpolar from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] and transits at 18:08 UTC (altitude: 71.5°)
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 Sep 15||12.13||19h 00m 51s||+63° 58’ 05”||Draco|
|2017 Sep 16||12.28||18h 53m 36s||+65° 11’ 35”||Draco|
|2017 Sep 17||12.42||18h 46m 40s||+66° 15’ 47”||Draco|
|2017 Sep 18||12.55||18h 39m 57s||+67° 12’ 10”||Draco|
|2017 Sep 19||12.67||18h 33m 32s||+68° 01’ 56”||Draco|
|2017 Sep 20||12.79||18h 27m 21s||+68° 46’ 06”||Draco|
|2017 Sep 21||12.89||18h 21m 27s||+69° 25’ 31”||Draco|
|2017 Sep 22||12.99||18h 15m 47s||+70° 00’ 50”||Draco|
|2017 Sep 23||13.08||18h 10m 22s||+70° 32’ 36”||Draco|
|2017 Sep 24||13.16||18h 05m 09s||+71° 01’ 22”||Draco|
|2017 Sep 25||13.24||18h 00m 11s||+71° 27’ 28”||Draco|
|2017 Sep 26||13.32||17h 55m 27s||+71° 51’ 16”||Draco|
|2017 Sep 27||13.39||17h 50m 53s||+72° 13’ 04”||Draco|
|2017 Sep 28||13.46||17h 46m 32s||+72° 33’ 06”||Draco|
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.
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||1.02025792 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2017-Sep-24 10:33:52
|Argument of perihelion||peri||27.846987829024°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||336.09511817926°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2017-Sep-02|
|Distance of closest approach*||0.04739931 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.