2018 BD
ephemeris date magn radius delta (AU) delta (LD) delta (km) ra dec elong phase
Today31 May 202032.00.754 AU0.474 AU184.36 LD70,879,798 km07h42m+17°36'44.7°109.1°
Approach4 Aug 202025.51.012 AU0.025 AU9.91 LD3,811,583 km14h39m+06°56'83.6°94.9°
Brightest7 Aug 202024.91.028 AU0.031 AU12.03 LD4,624,430 km16h55m-00°26'115.3°63.1°

Based on its absolute magnitude (Hₒ) of 30.1 and an albedo between 0.25 and 0.05, the estimated diameter of 2018 BD is 3 - 6 m.

2018 BD- 2020-05-31
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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 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.