2018 VX8
ephemeris date magn radius delta (AU) delta (LD) delta (km) ra dec elong phase
Approach12 May 201915.91.016 AU0.016 AU6.17 LD2,370,943 km20h05m-19°55'111.8°67.4°
Brightest12 May 201915.81.018 AU0.016 AU6.33 LD2,435,327 km19h56m-32°58'116.2°63.0°
Today18 May 201918.41.035 AU0.053 AU20.48 LD7,874,100 km13h05m-81°34'115.9°61.5°

Based on its absolute magnitude (Hₒ) of 22.5and an albedo between 0.25 and 0.05, the estimated diameter of 2018 VX8 is 85 - 190 m.

2018 VX8- 2019-05-18
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