2021 WA1
ephemeris date magn radius delta (AU) delta (LD) delta (km) ra dec elong phase
Today6 Oct 202231.10.610 AU0.478 AU185.99 LD71,508,004 km14h19m-18°07'26.4°133.1°
Approach25 Nov 202224.21.003 AU0.061 AU23.68 LD9,103,288 km09h27m+16°01'103.8°72.8°
Brightest2 Dec 202223.51.054 AU0.078 AU30.30 LD11,650,852 km06h47m+28°14'149.0°28.8°

Based on its absolute magnitude (Hₒ) of 27.7 and an albedo between 0.25 and 0.05, the estimated diameter of 2021 WA1 is 8 - 17 m.

2021 WA1- 2022-10-06

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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.