Posted by TW on November 12, 2018
A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 VC7 will make a close approach to our planet at a distance of 0.87 LD / 0.00224 AU (335 099 km / 208 221) early November 13, 2018.
2018 VC7 belongs to the Aten group of asteroids. It was first observed at ATLAS-MLO, Mauna Loa on November 10, 3 days before its close approach.
Its estimated diameter is between 8.8 m and 20 m (28.8 and 65 feet).
The asteroid will make its closest approach to Earth at 02:23 UTC on November 13 at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 4.48 km/s.
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