Last update on January 12, 2022

Asteroid 2018 YK2

The asteroid 2018 YK2 isn't potential hazard near-Earth object. Its size is estimated in the range from 73 meters to 164 meters.

The asteroid 2018 YK2 was detected on December 24, 2018. This near-Earth object belongs to the Apollo group.

It makes one orbit around the Sun in 1463 days. The aphelion (farthest point from the Sun) of the asteroid 2018 YK2 orbits is 625 million kilometers, and the perihelion (nearest point to the Sun) is 129 million kilometers.

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Approach to Earth

This year, the asteroid 2018 YK2 will pass past Earth on December 25 at 21:21 at a distance of 6.04 million kilometers at a speed of 15 kilometers per second.

The next close approach of asteroid 2018 YK2 to our planet will happen on December 25, 2066. On that day, its distance to Earth will be 6.77 million kilometers.

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