2018 YK2
ephemeris date magn radius delta (AU) delta (LD) delta (km) ra dec elong phase
Today18 May 202226.92.326 AU1.695 AU659.65 LD253,613,974 km20h12m-21°36'116.2°23.0°
Approach22 Dec 202214.40.984 AU0.005 AU2.05 LD788,506 km22h37m+43°51'92.4°87.3°
Brightest22 Dec 202213.90.987 AU0.006 AU2.44 LD937,862 km01h28m+67°41'119.7°60.0°

Based on its absolute magnitude (Hₒ) of 22.8 and an albedo between 0.25 and 0.05, the estimated diameter of 2018 YK2 is 75 - 165 m.

2018 YK2- 2022-05-18
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