2013 VX4
ephemeris date magn radius delta (AU) delta (LD) delta (km) ra dec elong phase
Today15 Nov 201821.11.015 AU0.096 AU37.20 LD14,303,397 km23h04m-27°02'103.3°71.5°
Approach10 Dec 201821.10.978 AU0.009 AU3.33 LD1,280,815 km15h22m-48°44'33.5°146.2°
Brightest14 Dec 201818.60.980 AU0.015 AU5.84 LD2,244,768 km12h36m-06°07'71.1°108.0°

Based on its absolute magnitude (Hₒ) of 23.7and an albedo between 0.25 and 0.05, the estimated diameter of 2013 VX4 is 50 - 110 m.

2013 VX4- 2018-11-15
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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