2018 GD2
ephemeris date magn radius delta (AU) delta (LD) delta (km) ra dec elong phase
Today9 Dec 201928.61.177 AU0.276 AU107.42 LD41,300,917 km08h27m+59°14'128.7°40.8°
Approach13 Oct 202025.40.999 AU0.040 AU15.52 LD5,968,083 km07h26m+24°20'91.0°86.7°
Brightest19 Oct 202024.91.017 AU0.046 AU17.99 LD6,915,778 km05h45m+47°59'116.3°61.3°

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- 2019-12-09
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