2021 LW3
ephemeris date magn radius delta (AU) delta (LD) delta (km) ra dec elong phase
Today22 Apr 202425.80.799 AU0.273 AU106.07 LD40,779,191 km02h55m-20°21'35.4°133.2°
Approach6 Jun 202418.61.011 AU0.025 AU9.67 LD3,715,940 km22h42m+32°49'81.4°97.2°
Brightest9 Jun 202418.31.018 AU0.028 AU10.78 LD4,142,813 km20h44m+46°46'95.1°83.4°

Based on its absolute magnitude (Hₒ) of 23.1 and an albedo between 0.25 and 0.05, the estimated diameter of 2021 LW3 is 65 - 145 m.

2021 LW3- 2024-04-22

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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.