2013 MD8
ephemeris date magn radius delta (AU) delta (LD) delta (km) ra dec elong phase
Brightest16 Feb 201919.41.021 AU0.045 AU17.53 LD6,740,712 km12h53m+05°26'136.5°41.7°
Approach19 Feb 201919.91.002 AU0.039 AU15.09 LD5,802,320 km14h52m-01°38'108.7°69.2°
Today21 Apr 201925.70.931 AU0.464 AU180.56 LD69,419,299 km21h36m-10°42'67.4°85.2°

Based on its absolute magnitude (Hₒ) of 24.5and an albedo between 0.25 and 0.05, the estimated diameter of 2013 MD8 is 35 - 75 m.

2013 MD8- 2019-04-21
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