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Asteroid 12 Victoria

Asteroid 12 Victoria is currently in the constellation of Aquarius. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 12 Victoria is 20h 55m 01s and the Declination is -06° 32’ 42” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid 12 Victoria is 10.70 (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]:

20h 55m 01s
-06° 32’ 42”

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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 Aquarius on October, 26 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid 12 Victoria in Aquarius on October, 26 2021
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: 20h 55m 01s
Dec: -06° 32’ 42”
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 215,144,020 kilometers, equivalent to 1.438149 Astronomical Units. Light takes 11 minutes and 57.6432 seconds to travel from Asteroid 12 Victoria and arrive to us.

11 minutes and 57.6432 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 0.825577 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 10.70.


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: 96.5°
Max altitude: 32.0°
Azimuth: 263.5°

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
Next perihelion transit 2025-Feb-16 10:26
2,460,722.9351 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
2021 Oct 19 20h 43m 57s -06° 31’ 23” 10.55 Aquarius
2021 Oct 20 20h 45m 23s -06° 32’ 03” 10.57 Aquarius
2021 Oct 21 20h 46m 50s -06° 32’ 35” 10.59 Aquarius
2021 Oct 22 20h 48m 16s -06° 32’ 57” 10.61 Aquarius
2021 Oct 23 20h 49m 45s -06° 33’ 09” 10.63 Aquarius
2021 Oct 24 20h 51m 15s -06° 33’ 11” 10.65 Aquarius
2021 Oct 25 20h 52m 45s -06° 33’ 05” 10.67 Aquarius
2021 Oct 26 20h 54m 18s -06° 32’ 48” 10.69 Aquarius
2021 Oct 27 20h 55m 50s -06° 32’ 22” 10.71 Aquarius
2021 Oct 28 20h 57m 24s -06° 31’ 48” 10.73 Aquarius
2021 Oct 29 20h 58m 58s -06° 31’ 04” 10.75 Aquarius
2021 Oct 30 21h 00m 33s -06° 30’ 10” 10.77 Aquarius
2021 Oct 31 21h 02m 08s -06° 29’ 07” 10.79 Aquarius
2021 Nov 01 21h 03m 44s -06° 27’ 55” 10.80 Aquarius