Asteroid 2019 FQ flew past Earth at 0.86 lunar distances

Asteroid 2019 FQ flew past Earth at 0.86 lunar distances

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 FQ flew past Earth at 0.86 LD / 0.00220 (329 115 km / 204 502 miles) on March 23, 2019. This is the 13th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and 5th this month.

The object belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids. It was first observed at Catalina Sky Survey on March 25, two days after it made a close approach to our planet.

Its estimated diameter is between 10 and 23 m (32.8 - 75.4 feet) and it flew past us at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 8.47 km/s at 18:17 UTC.

Ephemeris | Orbit Diagram | Orbital Elements | Mission Design | Physical Parameters | Close-Approach Data ]

 

NEODATE / TIME UTCDISTANCE LD | AU Diameter
2019 FQMarch 23 @ 18:17 UTC ± < 00:010.86 | ​0.00220 10 - 23 m
2019 EA2March 22 @ 01:53 UTC ± 00:020.80 | 0.0020518 - 40 m
2019 FAMarch 16 @ 01:14 UTC ± < 00:010.60 | 0.001544.8 - 11 m
2019 EN2March 13 @ 23:38 UTC ± < 00:010.86 | 0.002218 - 18 m
2019 EH1March 1 @ 17:38 UTC ± < 00:010.06 | 0.000162.5 - 5.7 m
2019 DFFebruary 26 @ 21:21 UTC  ± 00:090.47 | 0.001203.0 m - 6.7 m
2019 DG2Febraury 26 @ 07:39 UTC ± 07:390.61 |  0.001585.4 - 12 m
2019 CN5February 11 @ 07:23 UTC ± 00:030.31 | 0.000797.3 m - 16 m
2019 BZ3January 27 @ 23:29 ± < 00:010.13 | 0.00032 5.0 - 11 m
2019 BV1January 24 @ 20:53 ± < 00:010.35 | 0.00090 4.9 - 11 m
2019 BOJanuary 16 @ 01:13 ± 00:020.18 | 0.00046 6.6 - 15 m
2019 AE9January 12 @ 11:09 ± < 00:010.26 | 0.00067 9.9 - 22 m
2019 AS5January 8 @ 00:37 ± < 00:010.04 | 0.00010 0.95 - 2.1 m

 

References

Asteroid 2019 FQ at Minor Planet Center; at CNEOS

Featured image: The green line indicates the object's apparent motion relative to the Earth, and the bright green marks are the object's location at approximately half hour intervals. The Moon's orbit is grey. The blue arrow points in the direction of Earth's motion and the yellow arrow points toward the Sun. Credit: Minor Planet Center


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