2018 VZ3
ephemeris date magn radius delta (AU) delta (LD) delta (km) ra dec elong phase
Brightest21 Nov 201820.71.055 AU0.071 AU27.60 LD10,611,125 km03h49m+00°43'160.8°18.0°
Approach4 Dec 201821.01.031 AU0.061 AU23.75 LD9,130,459 km05h11m-19°40'137.5°40.2°
Today14 Dec 201821.51.022 AU0.066 AU25.65 LD9,860,256 km06h27m-31°49'122.9°54.0°

Based on its absolute magnitude (Hₒ) of 25.4and an albedo between 0.25 and 0.05, the estimated diameter of 2018 VZ3 is 20 - 50 m.

2018 VZ3- 2018-12-14
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