2018 VO9
ephemeris date magn radius delta (AU) delta (LD) delta (km) ra dec elong phase
Today14 Dec 201823.00.979 AU0.007 AU2.74 LD1,054,303 km19h46m-51°57'39.6°140.1°
Approach14 Dec 201823.10.979 AU0.007 AU2.67 LD1,028,400 km18h34m-59°51'38.5°141.3°
Brightest21 Dec 201821.30.980 AU0.012 AU4.78 LD1,838,605 km12h10m-43°57'71.5°107.8°

Based on its absolute magnitude (Hₒ) of 26.9and an albedo between 0.25 and 0.05, the estimated diameter of 2018 VO9 is 10 - 25 m.

2018 VO9- 2018-12-14
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