2018 VW
ephemeris date magn radius delta (AU) delta (LD) delta (km) ra dec elong phase
Brightest2 Nov 201819.01.023 AU0.048 AU18.70 LD7,191,300 km02h40m-36°11'128.9°49.0°
Approach6 Nov 201819.60.994 AU0.039 AU15.35 LD5,900,254 km03h32m-70°30'93.1°84.6°
Today15 Nov 201825.00.930 AU0.074 AU28.92 LD11,120,345 km13h53m-49°47'35.9°141.5°

Based on its absolute magnitude (Hₒ) of 23.7and an albedo between 0.25 and 0.05, the estimated diameter of 2018 VW is 50 - 110 m.

2018 VW- 2018-11-15
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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 lightcurve 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 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.