2018 VA2
ephemeris date magn radius delta (AU) delta (LD) delta (km) ra dec elong phase
Brightest8 Nov 201817.20.996 AU0.006 AU2.28 LD878,456 km04h45m+26°55'151.7°28.1°
Approach8 Nov 201817.60.993 AU0.005 AU1.92 LD738,212 km06h57m+15°30'122.0°57.7°
Today19 Jan 201926.80.999 AU0.241 AU93.77 LD36,052,346 km13h34m-27°25'86.5°79.5°

Based on its absolute magnitude (Hₒ) of 27.1and an albedo between 0.25 and 0.05, the estimated diameter of 2018 VA2 is 10 - 25 m.

2018 VA2- 2019-01-19
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