Asteroid 12 Victoria
Asteroid 12 Victoria is currently in the constellation of Taurus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 12 Victoria is 03h 27m 25s and the Declination is +19° 06’ 38” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid 12 Victoria is 12.09 (JPL).
Summary of key facts about Asteroid 12 Victoria [tip: you can also create a Quick Access page for this data if you access it frequently and would like to have a simpler view]:
- 12 Victoria is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
- It is visible looking in the East-South-East direction at an altitude of 38° above the horizon.
- Given its current magnitude, 12 Victoria is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 4 inches (100mm) or more.
- See also 12 Victoria rise and set times.
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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 506,793,371 kilometers, equivalent to 3.387704 Astronomical Units. Light takes 28 minutes and 10.4807 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 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:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Asteroid 12 Victoria brightness
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 rise and set times
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
|Perihelion distance||q||1.81861614 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2021-Jul-25 00:52:15
|Next perihelion transit||2025-Feb-16 06:27
|Argument of perihelion||peri||69.669554066465°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||235.3687808313°|
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.
|2022 May 12||03h 13m 09s||+18° 25’ 14”||11.93||Aries|
|2022 May 13||03h 15m 06s||+18° 31’ 09”||11.95||Aries|
|2022 May 14||03h 17m 03s||+18° 36’ 57”||11.98||Aries|
|2022 May 15||03h 18m 59s||+18° 42’ 42”||12.00||Aries|
|2022 May 16||03h 20m 56s||+18° 48’ 21”||12.02||Aries|
|2022 May 17||03h 22m 53s||+18° 53’ 57”||12.04||Aries|
|2022 May 18||03h 24m 48s||+18° 59’ 26”||12.07||Taurus|
|2022 May 19||03h 26m 45s||+19° 04’ 50”||12.08||Taurus|
|2022 May 20||03h 28m 41s||+19° 10’ 09”||12.10||Taurus|
|2022 May 21||03h 30m 38s||+19° 15’ 24”||12.12||Taurus|
|2022 May 22||03h 32m 35s||+19° 20’ 34”||12.14||Taurus|
|2022 May 23||03h 34m 31s||+19° 25’ 37”||12.16||Taurus|
|2022 May 24||03h 36m 26s||+19° 30’ 36”||12.17||Taurus|
|2022 May 25||03h 38m 22s||+19° 35’ 30”||12.19||Taurus|