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Asteroid 12 Victoria

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Asteroid 12 Victoria Sky Charts and Coordinates

This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Asteroid 12 Victoria is now with respect to the brightest stars and constellations.

More advanced sky charts are available on TheSkyLive for this object: 1) the Online Planetarium which is interactive and allows to select dates and additional objects to visualize; and 2) the Live Position and Data Tracker which provides the highest precision position data and features deep sky imagery from the Digitized Sky Survey.

Asteroid 12 Victoria in Taurus on December, 15 2018
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
03h 30m 09s
+16° 40’ 28”
10.85

Asteroid 12 Victoria Rise and Set Times

Today's Asteroid 12 Victoria rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the Europe/London timezone.

Azimuth: 73.4°
Max altitude: 55.1°
Azimuth: 286.7°

Asteroid 12 Victoria Orbit Diagram

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 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
2018 Dec 08 03h 35m 39s +17° 20’ 08” 10.65 Taurus
2018 Dec 09 03h 34m 49s +17° 14’ 12” 10.68 Taurus
2018 Dec 10 03h 34m 00s +17° 08’ 24” 10.71 Taurus
2018 Dec 11 03h 33m 11s +17° 02’ 43” 10.74 Taurus
2018 Dec 12 03h 32m 26s +16° 57’ 09” 10.77 Taurus
2018 Dec 13 03h 31m 41s +16° 51’ 42” 10.79 Taurus
2018 Dec 14 03h 30m 56s +16° 46’ 24” 10.82 Taurus
2018 Dec 15 03h 30m 15s +16° 41’ 14” 10.85 Taurus
2018 Dec 16 03h 29m 35s +16° 36’ 14” 10.88 Taurus
2018 Dec 17 03h 28m 56s +16° 31’ 21” 10.91 Taurus
2018 Dec 18 03h 28m 21s +16° 26’ 36” 10.94 Taurus
2018 Dec 19 03h 27m 46s +16° 22’ 01” 10.96 Taurus
2018 Dec 20 03h 27m 12s +16° 17’ 35” 10.99 Taurus
2018 Dec 21 03h 26m 41s +16° 13’ 18” 11.02 Taurus

Distance of Asteroid 12 Victoria from Earth

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 12 Victoria from Earth as a function of time. Distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with a 2 days interval.

The reported distances might be inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of 12 Victoria is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Distance of Asteroid 12 Victoria from Earth between January 2013 and December 2075

Light Curve of Asteroid 12 Victoria

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 2075

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 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 12 Victoria at epoch 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.22017157
Orbit inclination i 8.37307433°
Perihelion distance q 1.82036528 AU
272,322,770 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.84826490 AU
426,094,365 km
Semi-major axis a 2.33431509 AU
349,208,568 km
Orbital period period 3.5700 years
1,302.6797 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2017-Dec-30 12:24:11
2,458,118.0168 JD
Next perihelion transit 2021-Jul-25 04:42
2,459,420.6965 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 69.641806040423°
Longitude of the ascending node node 235.41018352626°
Mean anomaly M 133.33588781396°
Mean motion n 0.27635343°/day
Closest approach to Earth* 2021-Jul-29
Distance of closest approach* 0.82557693 AU
123,504,552 km

* NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed for the time interval between 2013-Jan-01 and 2075-Dec-31, with a sampling interval of 1 day.