2021 AF8
ephemeris date magn radius delta (AU) delta (LD) delta (km) ra dec elong phase
Today6 Mar 202119.51.147 AU0.280 AU109.13 LD41,955,902 km08h17m+60°06'117.1°50.4°
Approach4 May 202125.30.987 AU0.022 AU8.75 LD3,364,585 km02h32m+02°26'14.0°165.7°
Brightest11 May 202116.91.001 AU0.043 AU16.69 LD6,418,484 km00h07m-46°03'76.3°101.3°

Based on its absolute magnitude (Hₒ) of 20.1 and an albedo between 0.25 and 0.05, the estimated diameter of 2021 AF8 is 260 - 580 m.

2021 AF8- 2021-03-06
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