2018 VP1
ephemeris date magn radius delta (AU) delta (LD) delta (km) ra dec elong phase
Today6 Oct 202232.70.956 AU0.798 AU310.37 LD119,327,951 km16h55m-26°17'63.1°68.8°
Approach3 Nov 202232.40.912 AU0.635 AU246.97 LD94,950,185 km19h03m-25°26'63.8°77.5°
Brightest3 Nov 202232.40.912 AU0.631 AU245.71 LD94,465,409 km19h06m-25°19'63.9°77.6°

Based on its absolute magnitude (Hₒ) of 30.9 and an albedo between 0.25 and 0.05, the estimated diameter of 2018 VP1 is 2 - 4 m.

2018 VP1- 2022-10-06
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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.