2018 WA2
ephemeris date magn radius delta (AU) delta (LD) delta (km) ra dec elong phase
Brightest17 Dec 201818.81.027 AU0.069 AU26.73 LD10,276,158 km08h55m+65°29'127.5°49.4°
Approach22 Dec 201819.20.996 AU0.059 AU23.01 LD8,848,285 km13h14m+56°51'100.0°76.6°
Today21 Feb 201923.70.920 AU0.427 AU166.19 LD63,893,566 km17h32m-20°38'68.1°86.3°

Based on its absolute magnitude (Hₒ) of 22.7and an albedo between 0.25 and 0.05, the estimated diameter of 2018 WA2 is 75 - 170 m.

2018 WA2- 2019-02-21
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