2012 VZ19
ephemeris date magn radius delta (AU) delta (LD) delta (km) ra dec elong phase
Brightest9 Mar 201920.01.006 AU0.028 AU10.84 LD4,166,539 km15h23m+30°20'116.8°61.8°
Approach12 Mar 201920.80.991 AU0.023 AU8.83 LD3,394,150 km18h13m+36°16'83.3°95.4°
Today24 May 201927.50.735 AU0.511 AU198.81 LD76,437,533 km01h09m+06°20'43.8°107.4°

Based on its absolute magnitude (Hₒ) of 25.6and an albedo between 0.25 and 0.05, the estimated diameter of 2012 VZ19 is 20 - 45 m.

2012 VZ19- 2019-05-24
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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.

(Left-click and drag to rotate the view; right-click and drag to move the view; use scroll wheel to zoom in our out.)

The lightcurve 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 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.


    Terminology:
            
    delta:  distance between NEO and earth in AU or LD 
    radius: distance between NEO and sun in AU
    magn:   magnitude (brightness) estimate    
    ra:     right ascension in hours (24h = 360deg)
    dec:    declination in degrees
    elong:  elongation in degrees (angle sun-earth-NEO)    
    phase:  phase angle in degrees (angle sun-NEO-earth)        
    AU:     Astronomical Unit: mean distance between earth and sun (149597870.7 km)
    LD:     Lunar distance: Mean distance between earth and the moon (~0.00257 AU)
    

Orbital elements provided by MPC (Minor Planet Center)
Calculations by a modified version of AAPlus, a