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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:36  ☀️ Transit: 13:02  🌅 Sunset: 19:29

Asteroid 12 Victoria

Asteroid 12 Victoria is currently in the constellation of Gemini. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 12 Victoria is 06h 31m 10s and the Declination is +15° 25’ 41” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid 12 Victoria is 12.71 (JPL).

06h 31m 10s
+15° 25’ 41”

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

Azimuth: 74.6°
Max altitude: 54.0°
Azimuth: 285.4°
  • 12 Victoria is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • Given its current magnitude, 12 Victoria is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 6 inches (150mm) or more.
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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 April, 01 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid 12 Victoria in Gemini on April, 01 2023
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: 06h 31m 10s
Dec: +15° 25’ 41”
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 407,054,285 kilometers, equivalent to 2.720990 Astronomical Units. Light takes 22 minutes and 37.7869 seconds to travel from Asteroid 12 Victoria and arrive to us.

22 minutes and 37.7869 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.

Chart of the distance of Asteroid 12 Victoria from Earth in Astronomical Units (au)

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 1 January 1900 and 31 December 2099, 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 12.71.


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.

Chart of the magnitude of Asteroid 12 Victoria as a function of time

Asteroid 12 Victoria Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 12 Victoria at epoch 24 February 2023 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.22052580
Orbit inclination i 8.37412439°
Perihelion distance q 1.81881574 AU
272,090,962 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.84796025 AU
426,048,791 km
Semi-major axis a 2.33338799 AU
349,069,876 km
Orbital period period 3.5644 years
1,301.9037 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2021-Jul-24 18:29:23
2,459,420.2704 JD
Next perihelion transit 2025-Feb-15 16:10
2,460,722.1741 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 69.610692042764°
Longitude of the ascending node node 235.36334388911°
Mean anomaly M 160.44401018028°
Mean motion n 0.27651815°/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
2023 Mar 25 06h 25m 41s +15° 17’ 13” 12.63 Gemini
2023 Mar 26 06h 26m 24s +15° 18’ 32” 12.64 Gemini
2023 Mar 27 06h 27m 06s +15° 19’ 46” 12.65 Gemini
2023 Mar 28 06h 27m 50s +15° 20’ 59” 12.66 Gemini
2023 Mar 29 06h 28m 35s +15° 22’ 09” 12.67 Gemini
2023 Mar 30 06h 29m 21s +15° 23’ 17” 12.69 Gemini
2023 Mar 31 06h 30m 07s +15° 24’ 23” 12.70 Gemini
2023 Apr 01 06h 30m 56s +15° 25’ 26” 12.71 Gemini
2023 Apr 02 06h 31m 44s +15° 26’ 26” 12.72 Gemini
2023 Apr 03 06h 32m 34s +15° 27’ 24” 12.73 Gemini
2023 Apr 04 06h 33m 24s +15° 28’ 18” 12.74 Gemini
2023 Apr 05 06h 34m 17s +15° 29’ 09” 12.75 Gemini
2023 Apr 06 06h 35m 08s +15° 29’ 58” 12.76 Gemini
2023 Apr 07 06h 36m 02s +15° 30’ 46” 12.77 Gemini