(162173) Ryugu
ephemeris date magn radius delta (AU) delta (LD) delta (km) ra dec elong phase
Today25 Oct 202016.71.092 AU0.137 AU53.47 LD20,558,845 km22h49m+29°42'132.8°41.9°
Brightest29 Nov 202016.61.002 AU0.086 AU33.65 LD12,938,133 km22h49m+04°33'98.2°76.9°
Approach29 Dec 202017.00.965 AU0.061 AU23.62 LD9,082,618 km00h11m-43°59'70.5°106.1°

Based on its absolute magnitude (Hₒ) of 19.2 and an albedo between 0.25 and 0.05, the estimated diameter of (162173) Ryugu is 380 - 850 m.

(162173) Ryugu- 2020-10-25

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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.

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