Asteroid 2019 FV1 flew past Earth at 0.87 LD

Asteroid 2019 FV1 flew past Earth at 0.87 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 FV1 flew past Earth at 0.87 LD / 0.00223 AU (333 603 km / 207 291 miles) on March 31, 2019. This is the 15th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and 7th this month.

2019 FV1 was first observed at Mt. Lemmon Survey, Arizona on March 29, two days before its close approach.

The asteroid has an estimated size between 4.6 and 10 m (15 - 32.8 feet) and it flew past us at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 18.28 km/s at 05:27 UTC.

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

 

This is the 15th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and 7th this month.

NEODATE / TIME UTCDISTANCE LD | AU Diameter
2019 FV1March 31 @05:27 ± < 00:010.87 | 0.002234.6 - 10 m
2019 FC1March 28 @ 05:46 ± < 00:010.27 | 0.00069 20 - 45 m
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 | 0.001544.9 - 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 - 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 - 16 m
2019 BZ3January 27 @ 23:29 ± < 00:010.13 | 0.00032 4.8 - 11 m
2019 BV1January 24 @ 20:53 ± < 00:010.35 | 0.00090 4.8 - 11 m
2019 BOJanuary 16 @ 01:13 ± 00:020.18 | 0.00046 6.3 - 14 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 0.92 - 2.1 m

 

References

Asteroid 2019 FV1 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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