2018 GD2
ephemeris date magn radius delta (AU) delta (LD) delta (km) ra dec elong phase
Approach13 Oct 202025.40.999 AU0.040 AU15.54 LD5,976,481 km07h24m+24°30'91.4°86.3°
Brightest19 Oct 202024.91.018 AU0.046 AU18.09 LD6,956,178 km05h41m+48°14'117.0°60.7°
Today24 Sep 202130.30.898 AU0.336 AU130.70 LD50,249,789 km15h42m-36°56'62.3°98.4°

Based on its absolute magnitude (Hₒ) of 29.4 and an albedo between 0.25 and 0.05, the estimated diameter of 2018 GD2 is 4 - 8 m.

2018 GD2- 2021-09-24
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