2018 YU2
ephemeris date magn radius delta (AU) delta (LD) delta (km) ra dec elong phase
Brightest8 Jan 201919.20.996 AU0.017 AU6.65 LD2,556,389 km08h54m-10°46'139.2°40.1°
Approach12 Jan 201919.70.988 AU0.014 AU5.62 LD2,160,153 km10h01m-39°33'109.5°69.7°
Today17 Jan 201921.90.978 AU0.019 AU7.49 LD2,878,648 km13h53m-65°36'71.0°107.9°

Based on its absolute magnitude (Hₒ) of 26.5and an albedo between 0.25 and 0.05, the estimated diameter of 2018 YU2 is 15 - 30 m.

2018 YU2- 2019-01-17
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