2018 KD2
ephemeris date magn radius delta (AU) delta (LD) delta (km) ra dec elong phase
Brightest16 Aug 202322.21.044 AU0.068 AU26.45 LD10,170,053 km01h52m-59°38'115.6°61.0°
Approach21 Aug 202322.71.012 AU0.059 AU22.81 LD8,767,853 km06h46m-69°54'88.6°88.1°
Today25 Sep 202335.00.714 AU0.297 AU115.74 LD44,498,921 km11h20m-02°14'11.4°163.9°

Based on its absolute magnitude (Hₒ) of 25.7 and an albedo between 0.25 and 0.05, the estimated diameter of 2018 KD2 is 20 - 40 m.

2018 KD2- 2023-09-25
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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.

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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.