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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 Lupus. The current Right Ascension is 16h 02m 27s and the Declination is -35° 11’ 39”.

16h 02m 27s
-35° 11’ 39”

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 fuillscreen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) in Lupus on October, 18 2019
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Hihgher precision deep sky finder chart showing where Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) is right now (view fullscreen)

3122 Florence (1981 ET3)
RA: 16h 02m 27s
Dec: -35° 11’ 39”
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 302,769,821 kilometers, equivalent to 2.023891 Astronomical Units. Light takes 16 minutes and 49.9314 seconds to travel from Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) and arrive to us.

302,769,821
2.023891
16 minutes and 49.9314 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 0.04739943 Astronomical Units, or 7,090,853 kilometers:

Sat Sep 2 2017
7,090,853
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 17.70.

17.70

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: 125.2°
Max altitude: 3.3°
Azimuth: 234.8°
Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3) is below 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, consideting the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmoshpere 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 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 22.14239422°
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 27.841219814245°
Longitude of the ascending node node 336.0804437562°
Mean anomaly M 242.87207606337°
Mean motion n 0.41894114°/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
2019 Oct 11 15h 40m 14s -35° 02’ 15” 17.78 Lupus
2019 Oct 12 15h 43m 19s -35° 04’ 09” 17.77 Lupus
2019 Oct 13 15h 46m 27s -35° 05’ 53” 17.76 Lupus
2019 Oct 14 15h 49m 36s -35° 07’ 26” 17.75 Lupus
2019 Oct 15 15h 52m 46s -35° 08’ 47” 17.74 Lupus
2019 Oct 16 15h 55m 58s -35° 09’ 56” 17.73 Lupus
2019 Oct 17 15h 59m 11s -35° 10’ 54” 17.72 Lupus
2019 Oct 18 16h 02m 25s -35° 11’ 39” 17.70 Lupus
2019 Oct 19 16h 05m 39s -35° 12’ 11” 17.69 Lupus
2019 Oct 20 16h 08m 56s -35° 12’ 29” 17.68 Scorpius
2019 Oct 21 16h 12m 14s -35° 12’ 34” 17.67 Scorpius
2019 Oct 22 16h 15m 33s -35° 12’ 25” 17.66 Scorpius
2019 Oct 23 16h 18m 52s -35° 12’ 02” 17.64 Scorpius
2019 Oct 24 16h 22m 14s -35° 11’ 23” 17.63 Scorpius