2017 WJ16
ephemeris date magn radius delta (AU) delta (LD) delta (km) ra dec elong phase
Today20 Sep 202028.20.855 AU0.171 AU66.73 LD25,653,920 km10h40m-19°46'26.9°147.9°
Approach24 Nov 202016.60.998 AU0.014 AU5.51 LD2,119,371 km06h12m+51°00'140.3°39.2°
Brightest25 Nov 202016.60.998 AU0.014 AU5.54 LD2,129,115 km05h44m+54°24'141.4°38.1°

Based on its absolute magnitude (Hₒ) of 24.3 and an albedo between 0.25 and 0.05, the estimated diameter of 2017 WJ16 is 35 - 80 m.

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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 light curve 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 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.