2012 TP231
ephemeris date magn radius delta (AU) delta (LD) delta (km) ra dec elong phase
Today19 Jan 202026.20.836 AU0.370 AU143.79 LD55,280,707 km23h11m+10°13'56.1°102.4°
Approach31 Mar 202021.01.016 AU0.052 AU20.10 LD7,728,736 km11h42m+67°02'108.1°69.2°
Brightest5 Apr 202020.71.040 AU0.058 AU22.67 LD8,714,964 km11h51m+39°14'131.8°45.8°

Based on its absolute magnitude (Hₒ) of 25.0 and an albedo between 0.25 and 0.05, the estimated diameter of 2012 TP231 is 25 - 60 m.

2012 TP231- 2020-01-19

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The interactive orbit chart above shows the near-earth object's path through the solar system and its position at the given date. Green and blue lines are shown perpendicular to the ecliptic plane: Green if the path is above the ecliptic plane, blue if it is below.

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The light curve chart below shows the estimated development of the NEO's magnitude during its approach to earth.

The following all-sky chart shows the path of the NEO in the coming months.

The following chart shows the path of the NEO in the coming days or hours. The field of view is optimized for (~10x50) binoculars and finderscopes. A more printer-friendly version of the same chart can be found below.