2016 FU12
ephemeris date magn radius delta (AU) delta (LD) delta (km) ra dec elong phase
Today23 Aug 201928.41.085 AU0.630 AU245.07 LD94,221,271 km15h07m-14°09'79.0°66.2°
Approach29 Feb 202024.10.988 AU0.064 AU24.75 LD9,517,417 km04h35m-10°14'86.0°90.3°
Brightest10 Mar 202023.71.016 AU0.072 AU28.01 LD10,767,431 km06h30m-03°16'106.8°69.3°

Based on its absolute magnitude (Hₒ) of 26.9 and an albedo between 0.25 and 0.05, the estimated diameter of 2016 FU12 is 10 - 25 m.

2016 FU12- 2019-08-23

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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.