2018 NW
ephemeris date magn radius delta (AU) delta (LD) delta (km) ra dec elong phase
Approach9 Jul 202323.31.014 AU0.026 AU10.02 LD3,852,581 km12h12m-16°01'82.9°95.7°
Brightest10 Jul 202323.01.019 AU0.028 AU10.96 LD4,212,799 km13h30m-02°00'94.1°84.3°
Today4 Dec 202331.11.549 AU1.495 AU581.88 LD223,711,672 km20h44m+21°36'74.1°37.7°

Based on its absolute magnitude (Hₒ) of 27.8 and an albedo between 0.25 and 0.05, the estimated diameter of 2018 NW is 7 - 16 m.

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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.