2020 WU5
ephemeris date magn radius delta (AU) delta (LD) delta (km) ra dec elong phase
Brightest13 Jan 202112.81.038 AU0.055 AU21.25 LD8,171,277 km07h16m+20°10'174.4°5.3°
Approach13 Jan 202113.01.037 AU0.054 AU21.07 LD8,099,479 km07h06m+27°25'170.0°9.5°
Today16 Jan 202114.01.033 AU0.060 AU23.45 LD9,016,416 km06h18m+51°42'144.4°33.6°

Based on its absolute magnitude (Hₒ) of 18.6 and an albedo between 0.25 and 0.05, the estimated diameter of 2020 WU5 is 510 - 1140 m.

2020 WU5- 2021-01-16

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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.