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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 Centaurus on February, 23 2019
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
14h 05m 54s
-33° 59’ 09”
18.49

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: 123.9°
Max altitude: 4.6°
Azimuth: 236.1°

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
2019 Feb 16 14h 05m 48s -32° 22’ 22” 18.64 Centaurus
2019 Feb 17 14h 05m 56s -32° 35’ 21” 18.62 Centaurus
2019 Feb 18 14h 06m 01s -32° 48’ 20” 18.60 Centaurus
2019 Feb 19 14h 06m 05s -33° 01’ 17” 18.59 Centaurus
2019 Feb 20 14h 06m 06s -33° 14’ 11” 18.57 Centaurus
2019 Feb 21 14h 06m 05s -33° 27’ 02” 18.55 Centaurus
2019 Feb 22 14h 06m 02s -33° 39’ 52” 18.53 Centaurus
2019 Feb 23 14h 05m 57s -33° 52’ 40” 18.50 Centaurus
2019 Feb 24 14h 05m 51s -34° 05’ 25” 18.48 Centaurus
2019 Feb 25 14h 05m 42s -34° 18’ 06” 18.46 Centaurus
2019 Feb 26 14h 05m 30s -34° 30’ 43” 18.44 Centaurus
2019 Feb 27 14h 05m 17s -34° 43’ 18” 18.42 Centaurus
2019 Feb 28 14h 05m 02s -34° 55’ 46” 18.40 Centaurus
2019 Mar 01 14h 04m 44s -35° 08’ 12” 18.38 Centaurus

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 2100

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 2100

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 22.14239433°
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 27.841219797026°
Longitude of the ascending node node 336.08044381409°
Mean anomaly M 242.87207599918°
Mean motion n 0.41894114°/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 2100-Dec-31, with a sampling interval of 1 day.