Asteroid 12 Victoria
Asteroid 12 Victoria is a relatively small asteroid with a diameter of approximately 145 kilometers. It was discovered on September 13, 1850, by English astronomer John Russell Hind and named after the Roman goddess of victory, Victoria. The asteroid orbits the Sun between Mars and Jupiter, with a semi-major axis of approximately 2.47 astronomical units (AU) and an orbital period of about 4.09 years. It rotates relatively quickly, with a rotation period of about 5.28 hours. Victoria is also classified as an S-type asteroid, indicating that its surface is likely composed of silicate minerals and metallic elements.
The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 12 Victoria is 12h 10m 48s and the Declination is -09° 08’ 50” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom ). The current magnitude of Asteroid 12 Victoria is 12.67 (JPL).
- 12 Victoria is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom .
- Right now it is placed in the South-West direction at an altitude of 21° above the horizon.
- Given its current magnitude, 12 Victoria is visible with the help of a telescope having 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.
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.
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 427,908,978 kilometers, equivalent to 2.860395 Astronomical Units. Light takes 23 minutes and 47.3507 seconds to travel from Asteroid 12 Victoria and arrive to us.
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.
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:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Asteroid 12 Victoria Brightness and Light Curve
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.
Asteroid 12 Victoria Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||1.81881574 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2021-Jul-24 18:29:23
|Next perihelion transit||2025-Feb-15 16:10
|Argument of perihelion||peri||69.610692042764°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||235.36334388911°|
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!
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|
|Sideral Rotation||8.6599 hours||0.3618|
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.
|2023 Nov 30||12h 02m 09s||-08° 02’ 12”||12.73||Virgo|
|2023 Dec 01||12h 03m 20s||-08° 11’ 17”||12.72||Virgo|
|2023 Dec 02||12h 04m 32s||-08° 20’ 21”||12.72||Virgo|
|2023 Dec 03||12h 05m 43s||-08° 29’ 24”||12.71||Virgo|
|2023 Dec 04||12h 06m 52s||-08° 38’ 24”||12.70||Virgo|
|2023 Dec 05||12h 08m 02s||-08° 47’ 21”||12.69||Virgo|
|2023 Dec 06||12h 09m 11s||-08° 56’ 17”||12.68||Virgo|
|2023 Dec 07||12h 10m 20s||-09° 05’ 12”||12.67||Virgo|
|2023 Dec 08||12h 11m 29s||-09° 14’ 03”||12.66||Virgo|
|2023 Dec 09||12h 12m 37s||-09° 22’ 53”||12.65||Virgo|
|2023 Dec 10||12h 13m 44s||-09° 31’ 40”||12.65||Virgo|
|2023 Dec 11||12h 14m 51s||-09° 40’ 23”||12.64||Virgo|
|2023 Dec 12||12h 15m 56s||-09° 49’ 05”||12.63||Virgo|
|2023 Dec 13||12h 17m 03s||-09° 57’ 45”||12.62||Virgo|