Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3)
Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) is currently in the constellation of Leo.
The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) is 09h 42m 57s and the Declination is +08° 18’ 43” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom ). The current magnitude of Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) is 18.93 (JPL).
Today's rise, transit and set times of Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) from Greenwich, United Kingdom (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
- 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom .
- Right now it is placed in the South-East direction at an altitude of 42° above the horizon.
- Given its current magnitude, 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) 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.
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.
RA: 09h 42m 57s
Dec: +08° 18’ 43”
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) from Earth is currently 372,879,733 kilometers, equivalent to 2.492547 Astronomical Units. Light takes 20 minutes and 43.7929 seconds to travel from Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) and arrive to us.
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.
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 1 January 2013 and 30 December 2100, the closest approach of Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) to Earth happens on Sat Sep 2 2017 at a distance of 0.047399 Astronomical Units, or 7,090,844 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) Brightness and Light Curve
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 24 February 2023 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||1.02025720 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2022-Jun-08 22:40:03
|Next perihelion transit||2024-Oct-15 05:49
|Argument of perihelion||peri||27.867251609492°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||336.06371971297°|
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!
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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.
|2023 May 23||09h 36m 05s||+09° 16’ 22”||18.84||Leo|
|2023 May 24||09h 36m 56s||+09° 08’ 58”||18.85||Leo|
|2023 May 25||09h 37m 49s||+09° 01’ 32”||18.86||Leo|
|2023 May 26||09h 38m 41s||+08° 54’ 03”||18.88||Leo|
|2023 May 27||09h 39m 36s||+08° 46’ 32”||18.89||Leo|
|2023 May 28||09h 40m 30s||+08° 38’ 58”||18.90||Leo|
|2023 May 29||09h 41m 26s||+08° 31’ 23”||18.91||Leo|
|2023 May 30||09h 42m 20s||+08° 23’ 44”||18.92||Leo|
|2023 May 31||09h 43m 18s||+08° 16’ 01”||18.94||Leo|
|2023 Jun 01||09h 44m 15s||+08° 08’ 17”||18.95||Leo|
|2023 Jun 02||09h 45m 12s||+08° 00’ 30”||18.96||Leo|
|2023 Jun 03||09h 46m 11s||+07° 52’ 41”||18.97||Leo|
|2023 Jun 04||09h 47m 11s||+07° 44’ 49”||18.98||Leo|
|2023 Jun 05||09h 48m 10s||+07° 36’ 56”||18.99||Leo|