2018 WX2
ephemeris date magn radius delta (AU) delta (LD) delta (km) ra dec elong phase
Brightest13 Dec 201820.51.036 AU0.058 AU22.61 LD8,693,539 km04h31m-02°38'151.5°27.0°
Today14 Dec 201820.51.035 AU0.057 AU22.33 LD8,585,875 km04h35m-04°04'150.3°28.1°
Approach19 Dec 201820.71.025 AU0.054 AU21.04 LD8,090,217 km05h26m-18°28'137.9°40.1°

Based on its absolute magnitude (Hₒ) of 25.4and an albedo between 0.25 and 0.05, the estimated diameter of 2018 WX2 is 20 - 50 m.

2018 WX2- 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.

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