2012 VK5
ephemeris date magn radius delta (AU) delta (LD) delta (km) ra dec elong phase
Today6 Oct 202224.11.147 AU0.264 AU102.77 LD39,511,015 km04h55m+16°05'117.8°50.4°
Brightest23 Nov 202220.31.057 AU0.075 AU29.11 LD11,193,638 km03h07m+40°19'157.6°20.8°
Approach4 Dec 202220.91.022 AU0.064 AU24.93 LD9,582,873 km00h21m+45°00'122.9°54.0°

Based on its absolute magnitude (Hₒ) of 24.8 and an albedo between 0.25 and 0.05, the estimated diameter of 2012 VK5 is 30 - 65 m.

2012 VK5- 2022-10-06
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