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Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3)

Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) is currently in the constellation of Hydra. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) is 14h 16m 12s and the Declination is -28° 48’ 03” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) is 18.61 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) [tip: you can also create a Quick Access page for this data if you access it frequently and would like to have a simpler view]:

14h 16m 12s
-28° 48’ 03”
Hydra
18.61
  • 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the South direction at an altitude of 9° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) rise and set times.
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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.

Map showing Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) in Hydra on October, 26 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) in Hydra on October, 26 2021
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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.

3122 Florence (1981 ET3)
RA: 14h 16m 12s
Dec: -28° 48’ 03”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3)
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 453,732,093 kilometers, equivalent to 3.033012 Astronomical Units. Light takes 25 minutes and 13.4874 seconds to travel from Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) and arrive to us.

453,732,093
3.033012
25 minutes and 13.4874 seconds

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.

Distance of Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) from Earth between January 2013 and December 2100

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 January 2013 and 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:

Sat Sep 2 2017
7,090,844
0.047399

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) is 18.61.

18.61

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) rise and set times

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

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

Azimuth: 118.8°
Max altitude: 9.7°
Azimuth: 241.2°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) touches the horizon, considering the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmospheric conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.

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.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2021 Oct 19 14h 00m 24s -27° 26’ 57” 18.69 Hydra
2021 Oct 20 14h 02m 27s -27° 37’ 45” 18.68 Hydra
2021 Oct 21 14h 04m 32s -27° 48’ 34” 18.67 Hydra
2021 Oct 22 14h 06m 38s -27° 59’ 21” 18.66 Hydra
2021 Oct 23 14h 08m 43s -28° 10’ 08” 18.65 Hydra
2021 Oct 24 14h 10m 50s -28° 20’ 53” 18.64 Hydra
2021 Oct 25 14h 12m 56s -28° 31’ 37” 18.63 Hydra
2021 Oct 26 14h 15m 03s -28° 42’ 20” 18.62 Hydra
2021 Oct 27 14h 17m 12s -28° 53’ 03” 18.61 Hydra
2021 Oct 28 14h 19m 22s -29° 03’ 42” 18.60 Hydra
2021 Oct 29 14h 21m 33s -29° 14’ 21” 18.59 Hydra
2021 Oct 30 14h 23m 43s -29° 25’ 00” 18.58 Hydra
2021 Oct 31 14h 25m 54s -29° 35’ 35” 18.57 Hydra
2021 Nov 01 14h 28m 08s -29° 46’ 09” 18.56 Hydra