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Asteroid 12 Victoria

Asteroid 12 Victoria is currently in the constellation of Gemini. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 12 Victoria is 07h 00m 36s and the Declination is +18° 50’ 42” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid 12 Victoria is 12.57 (JPL).

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07h 00m 36s
+18° 50’ 42”

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Asteroid 12 Victoria Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid 12 Victoria 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 12 Victoria in Gemini on September, 26 2022
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid 12 Victoria in Gemini on September, 26 2022
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 12 Victoria is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.

12 Victoria
RA: 07h 00m 36s
Dec: +18° 50’ 42”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 12 Victoria
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Also check out Where is Asteroid 12 Victoria?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid 12 Victoria in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid 12 Victoria Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid 12 Victoria from Earth is currently 397,578,937 kilometers, equivalent to 2.657651 Astronomical Units. Light takes 22 minutes and 6.1806 seconds to travel from Asteroid 12 Victoria and arrive to us.

22 minutes and 6.1806 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 12 Victoria 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 12 Victoria 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 12 Victoria from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Asteroid 12 Victoria to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100, the closest approach of Asteroid 12 Victoria to Earth happens on Thu Jul 29 2021 at a distance of 0.825577 Astronomical Units, or 123,504,556 kilometers:

Thu Jul 29 2021

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

Asteroid 12 Victoria brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid 12 Victoria is 12.57.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 12 Victoria, 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 12 Victoria between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid 12 Victoria 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 12 Victoria rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 71.2°
Max altitude: 57.4°
Azimuth: 288.8°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid 12 Victoria 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 12 Victoria Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 12 Victoria at epoch 20 January 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.22074254
Orbit inclination i 8.37333092°
Perihelion distance q 1.81861614 AU
272,061,102 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.84894558 AU
426,196,194 km
Semi-major axis a 2.33378086 AU
349,128,648 km
Orbital period period 3.5653 years
1,302.2325 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2021-Jul-25 00:52:15
2,459,420.5363 JD
Next perihelion transit 2025-Feb-16 06:27
2,460,722.7688 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 69.669554066465°
Longitude of the ascending node node 235.3687808313°
Mean anomaly M 49.750667342911°
Mean motion n 0.27644833°/day

Visualization of Asteroid 12 Victoria Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 12 Victoria with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 12 Victoria 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 12 Victoria
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Asteroid 12 Victoria Physical Data

The following shows the known values of the most important physical parameters of Asteroid 12 Victoria. Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Physical Parameter Value Relative to Earth
Diameter 112.77 km 0.0089
Sideral Rotation 8.6599 hours 0.3618
Absolute Magnitude 7.24
Geometric Albedo 0.1765

Asteroid 12 Victoria 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 12 Victoria computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 12 Victoria in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2022 Sep 19 06h 52m 27s +19° 22’ 45” 12.63 Gemini
2022 Sep 20 06h 53m 34s +19° 18’ 39” 12.62 Gemini
2022 Sep 21 06h 54m 41s +19° 14’ 32” 12.61 Gemini
2022 Sep 22 06h 55m 45s +19° 10’ 24” 12.61 Gemini
2022 Sep 23 06h 56m 49s +19° 06’ 14” 12.60 Gemini
2022 Sep 24 06h 57m 53s +19° 02’ 00” 12.59 Gemini
2022 Sep 25 06h 58m 55s +18° 57’ 47” 12.59 Gemini
2022 Sep 26 06h 59m 57s +18° 53’ 30” 12.58 Gemini
2022 Sep 27 07h 00m 57s +18° 49’ 14” 12.57 Gemini
2022 Sep 28 07h 01m 58s +18° 44’ 54” 12.57 Gemini
2022 Sep 29 07h 02m 56s +18° 40’ 33” 12.56 Gemini
2022 Sep 30 07h 03m 54s +18° 36’ 11” 12.55 Gemini
2022 Oct 01 07h 04m 50s +18° 31’ 49” 12.54 Gemini
2022 Oct 02 07h 05m 44s +18° 27’ 24” 12.54 Gemini