2018 AL12
ephemeris date magn radius delta (AU) delta (LD) delta (km) ra dec elong phase
Brightest21 Jan 202021.31.015 AU0.070 AU27.09 LD10,417,036 km12h34m+04°49'114.4°62.1°
Approach24 Jan 202021.80.981 AU0.059 AU22.99 LD8,837,752 km14h33m-07°42'85.4°91.1°
Today25 Jan 202022.00.977 AU0.059 AU23.06 LD8,866,020 km14h50m-09°25'81.2°95.3°

Based on its absolute magnitude (Hₒ) of 24.8 and an albedo between 0.25 and 0.05, the estimated diameter of 2018 AL12 is 30 - 65 m.

2018 AL12- 2020-01-25
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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.