2012 XA133 is a very small asteroid whose orbit crosses the orbit of Earth. NASA JPL has classified 2012 XA133 as a "Potentially Hazardous Asteroid" due to its predicted close pass(es) with Earth.
2012 XA133 orbits the sun every 559 days (1.53 years), coming as close as 0.40 AU and reaching as far as 2.25 AU from the sun. Based on its brightness and the way it reflects light, 2012 XA133 is probably between 0.176 to 0.393 kilometers in diameter, making it a small to average asteroid, very roughly comparable in size to a football field.
2012 XA133's orbit is 0.02 AU from Earth's orbit at its closest point. This means that there is an wide berth between this asteroid and Earth at all times.
2012 XA133 has 15 close approaches predicted in the coming decades:
|Date||Distance from Earth (km)||Velocity (km/s)|
|March 27, 2020||6,661,557||23.666|
|Nov. 17, 2038||21,068,234||19.434|
|April 2, 2046||20,413,390||19.777|
|Nov. 22, 2064||3,748,953||24.094|
|March 25, 2069||12,219,128||25.672|
|Nov. 19, 2087||15,848,234||20.458|
|April 4, 2095||25,909,611||18.652|
|Nov. 28, 2113||17,475,109||27.084|
|March 30, 2118||7,414,372||22.789|
|Nov. 24, 2136||4,744,895||24.325|
|March 27, 2141||8,642,376||24.800|
|Nov. 26, 2159||5,982,092||24.607|
|March 28, 2164||6,474,298||24.003|
|Nov. 26, 2182||7,916,667||25.048|
|March 30, 2187||6,286,289||23.954|
2012 XA133's orbit is determined by observations dating back to Dec. 11, 2012. It was last officially observed on March 19, 2020. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 75 observations used to determine its orbit.
The position of 2012 XA133 is indicated by a ◯ pink circle. Note that the object may not be in your current field of view. Use the controls below to adjust position, location, and time.
The above comparison is an artistic rendering that uses available data on the diameter of 2012 XA133 to create an approximate landscape rendering. The approximation is built for full-resolution desktop browsers. Shape, color, and texture of asteroid are imagined.