2018 XW2
ephemeris date magn radius delta (AU) delta (LD) delta (km) ra dec elong phase
Today2 Dec 202022.80.986 AU0.071 AU27.52 LD10,578,668 km10h19m-13°43'88.1°87.8°
Approach6 Dec 202021.71.012 AU0.061 AU23.81 LD9,152,837 km09h32m+14°23'114.1°62.8°
Brightest10 Dec 202021.41.030 AU0.067 AU25.88 LD9,950,689 km08h49m+35°25'131.3°45.9°

Based on its absolute magnitude (Hₒ) of 25.5 and an albedo between 0.25 and 0.05, the estimated diameter of 2018 XW2 is 20 - 45 m.

2018 XW2- 2020-12-02
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