2021 DE
ephemeris date magn radius delta (AU) delta (LD) delta (km) ra dec elong phase
Brightest27 Feb 202116.51.001 AU0.013 AU5.13 LD1,970,728 km08h05m+13°34'141.4°38.1°
Approach27 Feb 202117.10.994 AU0.011 AU4.20 LD1,613,384 km05h42m+12°28'106.1°73.3°
Today6 Mar 202130.50.905 AU0.091 AU35.59 LD13,685,045 km00h13m-04°20'16.8°161.5°

Based on its absolute magnitude (Hₒ) of 24.4 and an albedo between 0.25 and 0.05, the estimated diameter of 2021 DE is 35 - 80 m.

2021 DE- 2021-03-06
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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.