2021 GP2
ephemeris date magn radius delta (AU) delta (LD) delta (km) ra dec elong phase
Brightest7 Apr 202119.41.006 AU0.009 AU3.40 LD1,308,168 km10h07m+35°12'120.8°58.8°
Approach7 Apr 202119.91.002 AU0.008 AU2.98 LD1,145,552 km07h55m+27°36'97.5°82.1°
Today11 Apr 202126.90.977 AU0.033 AU12.76 LD4,906,114 km03h29m-13°28'39.3°139.5°

Based on its absolute magnitude (Hₒ) of 27.6 and an albedo between 0.25 and 0.05, the estimated diameter of 2021 GP2 is 8 - 18 m.

2021 GP2- 2021-04-11
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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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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.