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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 December, 12 2018
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
13h 14m 36s
-18° 10’ 12”
19.40

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: 108.1°
Max altitude: 20.4°
Azimuth: 251.8°

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 Dec 05 13h 05m 35s -16° 33’ 00” 19.43 Virgo
2018 Dec 06 13h 06m 47s -16° 45’ 51” 19.42 Virgo
2018 Dec 07 13h 08m 00s -16° 58’ 44” 19.42 Virgo
2018 Dec 08 13h 09m 12s -17° 11’ 35” 19.42 Virgo
2018 Dec 09 13h 10m 23s -17° 24’ 28” 19.41 Virgo
2018 Dec 10 13h 11m 35s -17° 37’ 19” 19.41 Virgo
2018 Dec 11 13h 12m 47s -17° 50’ 12” 19.41 Virgo
2018 Dec 12 13h 13m 56s -18° 03’ 05” 19.40 Virgo
2018 Dec 13 13h 15m 07s -18° 15’ 56” 19.40 Virgo
2018 Dec 14 13h 16m 17s -18° 28’ 50” 19.39 Virgo
2018 Dec 15 13h 17m 26s -18° 41’ 42” 19.39 Virgo
2018 Dec 16 13h 18m 36s -18° 54’ 34” 19.38 Virgo
2018 Dec 17 13h 19m 44s -19° 07’ 27” 19.38 Virgo
2018 Dec 18 13h 20m 52s -19° 20’ 21” 19.37 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 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 22.14239434°
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 27.841219657018°
Longitude of the ascending node node 336.0804438202°
Mean anomaly M 242.87207602337°
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 2075-Dec-31, with a sampling interval of 1 day.