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Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3)

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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) in Virgo on October, 16 2018
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
12h 00m 31s
-05° 55’ 11”
19.22

Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) Rise and Set Times

Today's Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the Europe/London timezone.

Azimuth: 95.9°
Max altitude: 32.6°
Azimuth: 264.0°

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!

Orbit Diagram of Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3)
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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.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2018 Oct 09 11h 50m 26s -04° 22’ 10” 19.16 Virgo
2018 Oct 10 11h 51m 50s -04° 34’ 55” 19.17 Virgo
2018 Oct 11 11h 53m 12s -04° 47’ 40” 19.18 Virgo
2018 Oct 12 11h 54m 36s -05° 00’ 25” 19.19 Virgo
2018 Oct 13 11h 55m 59s -05° 13’ 11” 19.19 Virgo
2018 Oct 14 11h 57m 21s -05° 25’ 58” 19.20 Virgo
2018 Oct 15 11h 58m 45s -05° 38’ 44” 19.21 Virgo
2018 Oct 16 12h 00m 07s -05° 51’ 29” 19.22 Virgo
2018 Oct 17 12h 01m 31s -06° 04’ 17” 19.22 Virgo
2018 Oct 18 12h 02m 53s -06° 17’ 03” 19.23 Virgo
2018 Oct 19 12h 04m 14s -06° 29’ 50” 19.24 Virgo
2018 Oct 20 12h 05m 36s -06° 42’ 38” 19.25 Virgo
2018 Oct 21 12h 06m 59s -06° 55’ 24” 19.25 Virgo
2018 Oct 22 12h 08m 21s -07° 08’ 12” 19.26 Virgo

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.

Distance of Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) from Earth between January 2013 and December 2075

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.

Predicted magnitude of Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) between January 2013 and December 2075

Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) at epoch 22 March 2018 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458200.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.42320535
Orbit inclination i 22.14481146°
Perihelion distance q 1.02021738 AU
152,622,348 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.51732369 AU
376,586,265 km
Semi-major axis a 1.76877054 AU
264,604,307 km
Orbital period period 2.3500 years
859.2226 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2017-Sep-24 10:37:02
2,458,020.9424 JD
Next perihelion transit 2020-Jan-31 15:57
2,458,880.1650 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 27.858754127981°
Longitude of the ascending node node 336.08678257612°
Mean anomaly M 75.231659154376°
Mean motion n 0.41898341°/day
Closest approach to Earth* 2017-Sep-02
Distance of closest approach* 0.04739943 AU
7,090,853 km

* 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.