2018 WM2
ephemeris date magn radius delta (AU) delta (LD) delta (km) ra dec elong phase
Brightest7 Dec 201820.21.045 AU0.073 AU28.27 LD10,870,456 km02h30m+11°44'144.1°33.6°
Approach16 Dec 201821.00.989 AU0.055 AU21.52 LD8,273,099 km00h10m-10°16'93.9°82.9°
Today21 Feb 201926.20.707 AU0.511 AU198.82 LD76,438,527 km19h23m-25°18'43.0°107.5°

Based on its absolute magnitude (Hₒ) of 24.4and an albedo between 0.25 and 0.05, the estimated diameter of 2018 WM2 is 35 - 80 m.

2018 WM2- 2019-02-21
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