2021 WY
ephemeris date magn radius delta (AU) delta (LD) delta (km) ra dec elong phase
Today18 May 202229.10.969 AU0.044 AU16.99 LD6,533,354 km02h48m+08°38'16.1°163.2°
Approach18 May 202227.00.971 AU0.043 AU16.88 LD6,488,139 km02h51m+02°03'21.4°157.6°
Brightest31 May 202221.80.996 AU0.076 AU29.65 LD11,401,123 km03h32m-51°39'74.6°101.2°

Based on its absolute magnitude (Hₒ) of 23.7 and an albedo between 0.25 and 0.05, the estimated diameter of 2021 WY is 50 - 110 m.

2021 WY- 2022-05-18
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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.