2021 AE2
ephemeris date magn radius delta (AU) delta (LD) delta (km) ra dec elong phase
Today16 Jan 202119.71.016 AU0.043 AU16.89 LD6,495,393 km04h45m+17°27'136.3°42.0°
Approach17 Jan 202119.61.017 AU0.043 AU16.84 LD6,474,806 km05h04m+18°27'139.7°38.7°
Brightest23 Jan 202119.31.030 AU0.049 AU18.98 LD7,295,294 km06h57m+21°49'159.5°19.6°

Based on its absolute magnitude (Hₒ) of 24.8 and an albedo between 0.25 and 0.05, the estimated diameter of 2021 AE2 is 30 - 65 m.

2021 AE2- 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.

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