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Asteroid 12 Victoria

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Asteroid 12 Victoria Position

Asteroid 12 Victoria is currently in the constellation of Hydra. The current Right Ascension is 09h 17m 12s and the Declination is +03° 49’ 36”.

09h 17m 12s
+03° 49’ 36”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid 12 Victoria is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see full screen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid 12 Victoria in Hydra on March, 29 2020
Field of view: 60x30 degrees
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Higher precision deep sky finder chart showing where Asteroid 12 Victoria is right now (view fullscreen)

12 Victoria
RA: 09h 17m 12s
Dec: +03° 49’ 36”
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

The distance of Asteroid 12 Victoria from Earth is currently 296,067,204 kilometers, equivalent to 1.979087 Astronomical Units. Light takes 16 minutes and 27.5739 seconds to travel from Asteroid 12 Victoria and arrive to us.

16 minutes and 27.5739 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 0.82557699 Astronomical Units, or 123,504,560 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 11.76.


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: 86.2°
Max altitude: 42.4°
Azimuth: 273.8°
Asteroid 12 Victoria 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 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 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.22043909
Orbit inclination i 8.37274871°
Perihelion distance q 1.81932186 AU
272,166,677 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.84823354 AU
426,089,673 km
Semi-major axis a 2.33377770 AU
349,128,175 km
Orbital period period 3.5700 years
1,302.2299 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2021-Jul-25 04:55:31
2,459,420.7052 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 69.694221491692°
Longitude of the ascending node node 235.40103265077°
Mean anomaly M 243.83473342926°
Mean motion n 0.27644889°/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
2020 Mar 22 09h 19m 50s +03° 07’ 56” 11.64 Hydra
2020 Mar 23 09h 19m 23s +03° 13’ 46” 11.65 Hydra
2020 Mar 24 09h 18m 59s +03° 19’ 32” 11.67 Hydra
2020 Mar 25 09h 18m 36s +03° 25’ 13” 11.69 Hydra
2020 Mar 26 09h 18m 14s +03° 30’ 48” 11.70 Hydra
2020 Mar 27 09h 17m 53s +03° 36’ 19” 11.72 Hydra
2020 Mar 28 09h 17m 35s +03° 41’ 44” 11.74 Hydra
2020 Mar 29 09h 17m 20s +03° 47’ 03” 11.76 Hydra
2020 Mar 30 09h 17m 04s +03° 52’ 17” 11.77 Hydra
2020 Mar 31 09h 16m 50s +03° 57’ 24” 11.79 Hydra
2020 Apr 01 09h 16m 38s +04° 02’ 26” 11.80 Hydra
2020 Apr 02 09h 16m 28s +04° 07’ 22” 11.82 Hydra
2020 Apr 03 09h 16m 21s +04° 12’ 10” 11.84 Hydra
2020 Apr 04 09h 16m 14s +04° 16’ 51” 11.85 Hydra