2018 WX1
ephemeris date magn radius delta (AU) delta (LD) delta (km) ra dec elong phase
Brightest5 Dec 201816.21.000 AU0.016 AU6.19 LD2,378,410 km04h37m-00°25'157.1°22.5°
Approach7 Dec 201816.70.991 AU0.012 AU4.83 LD1,857,664 km04h39m-39°02'118.3°61.1°
Today14 Dec 201822.60.960 AU0.036 AU14.16 LD5,444,770 km16h30m-70°41'48.1°130.2°

Based on its absolute magnitude (Hₒ) of 24.1and an albedo between 0.25 and 0.05, the estimated diameter of 2018 WX1 is 40 - 90 m.

2018 WX1- 2018-12-14
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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.

(Left-click and drag to rotate the view; right-click and drag to move the view; use scroll wheel to zoom in our out.)

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.