2016 GW221
ephemeris date magn radius delta (AU) delta (LD) delta (km) ra dec elong phase
Approach10 Apr 201918.41.023 AU0.027 AU10.40 LD3,999,220 km15h13m+17°16'141.3°37.8°
Brightest13 Apr 201918.21.028 AU0.028 AU10.94 LD4,207,755 km13h59m+15°38'154.0°25.3°
Today23 Jul 201927.50.845 AU0.221 AU85.95 LD33,044,969 km09h56m-02°18'35.0°136.4°

Based on its absolute magnitude (Hₒ) of 24.7 and an albedo between 0.25 and 0.05, the estimated diameter of 2016 GW221 is 30 - 70 m.

2016 GW221- 2019-07-23
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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.

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The lightcurve chart below shows the estimated development of the NEO's magnitude during its approach to earth.


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