2018 XN
ephemeris date magn radius delta (AU) delta (LD) delta (km) ra dec elong phase
Brightest2 Jan 201919.90.996 AU0.048 AU18.62 LD7,159,169 km01h23m+15°49'103.5°73.8°
Approach14 Jan 201922.50.962 AU0.030 AU11.87 LD4,562,159 km21h59m+06°19'43.7°135.0°
Today19 Apr 201922.81.161 AU0.238 AU92.55 LD35,583,560 km17h26m-19°34'126.2°44.3°

Based on its absolute magnitude (Hₒ) of 23.9and an albedo between 0.25 and 0.05, the estimated diameter of 2018 XN is 45 - 100 m.

2018 XN- 2019-04-19
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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.