2021 RU
ephemeris date magn radius delta (AU) delta (LD) delta (km) ra dec elong phase
Brightest19 Sep 202121.01.063 AU0.069 AU26.73 LD10,277,026 km01h53m+08°27'147.4°30.6°
Approach25 Sep 202121.31.041 AU0.062 AU23.99 LD9,222,070 km03h37m+14°46'126.9°50.3°
Today23 Oct 202124.11.001 AU0.143 AU55.47 LD21,326,767 km08h10m+16°02'88.3°83.5°

Based on its absolute magnitude (Hₒ) of 25.4 and an albedo between 0.25 and 0.05, the estimated diameter of 2021 RU is 20 - 50 m.

2021 RU- 2021-10-23
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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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