2018 XW2
ephemeris date magn radius delta (AU) delta (LD) delta (km) ra dec elong phase
Today18 Sep 202027.20.698 AU0.646 AU251.46 LD96,677,740 km13h43m-30°57'43.7°96.6°
Approach6 Dec 202021.51.011 AU0.058 AU22.41 LD8,614,834 km09h28m+13°41'114.9°62.2°
Brightest10 Dec 202021.31.028 AU0.063 AU24.34 LD9,358,795 km08h44m+34°30'132.0°45.4°

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- 2020-09-18

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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 light curve 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 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.