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Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3)

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Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) Position

Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) is currently in the constellation of Triangulum. The current Right Ascension is 02h 23m 58s and the Declination is +28° 39’ 24”.

02h 23m 58s
+28° 39’ 24”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see full screen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) in Triangulum on April, 04 2020
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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3122 Florence (1981 ET3)
RA: 02h 23m 58s
Dec: +28° 39’ 24”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3)
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Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) Distance

The distance of Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) from Earth is currently 293,826,418 kilometers, equivalent to 1.964108 Astronomical Units. Light takes 16 minutes and 20.0994 seconds to travel from Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) and arrive to us.

293,826,418
1.964108
16 minutes and 20.0994 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 0.04739937 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 17.16.

17.16

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: 61.4°
Max altitude: 67.3°
Azimuth: 298.9°
Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

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) Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) at epoch 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.42294459
Orbit inclination i 22.14249625°
Perihelion distance q 1.02079656 AU
152,708,992 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.51715333 AU
376,560,780 km
Semi-major axis a 1.76897495 AU
264,634,886 km
Orbital period period 2.3500 years
859.3715 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Jan-31 14:20:46
2,458,880.0978 JD
Next perihelion transit 2022-Jun-08 23:15
2,459,739.4693 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 27.847814866563°
Longitude of the ascending node node 336.0638555802°
Mean anomaly M 50.437796068205°
Mean motion n 0.41891079°/day

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!

Orbit Diagram of Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3)
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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.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Mar 28 01h 54m 41s +26° 04’ 54” 17.07 Triangulum
2020 Mar 29 01h 58m 41s +26° 27’ 39” 17.08 Triangulum
2020 Mar 30 02h 02m 41s +26° 49’ 58” 17.09 Aries
2020 Mar 31 02h 06m 43s +27° 11’ 47” 17.11 Aries
2020 Apr 01 02h 10m 45s +27° 33’ 06” 17.12 Aries
2020 Apr 02 02h 14m 48s +27° 53’ 58” 17.13 Triangulum
2020 Apr 03 02h 18m 51s +28° 14’ 21” 17.14 Triangulum
2020 Apr 04 02h 22m 54s +28° 34’ 13” 17.16 Triangulum
2020 Apr 05 02h 26m 57s +28° 53’ 35” 17.17 Triangulum
2020 Apr 06 02h 31m 01s +29° 12’ 29” 17.18 Triangulum
2020 Apr 07 02h 35m 05s +29° 30’ 51” 17.20 Aries
2020 Apr 08 02h 39m 11s +29° 48’ 43” 17.21 Aries
2020 Apr 09 02h 43m 15s +30° 06’ 06” 17.22 Aries
2020 Apr 10 02h 47m 21s +30° 22’ 59” 17.24 Aries