Asteroid 2019 GC6 to flyby Earth at 0.57 LD on April 18

Asteroid 2019 GC6 to flyby Earth at 0.57 LD on April 18

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 GC6 will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.57 LD / 0.00147 AU (219 908 km / 136 645 miles) on April 18, 2019. 

The object was first observed at Catalina Sky Survey, Arizona on April 9. It belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids and has an estimated diameter between 13 and 28 m (42 - 92 feet).

2019 GC6 will flyby Earth at 06:39 UTC ± 00:29 at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 5.64 km/s.

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

 

This is the 16th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year.

NEODATE / TIME UTCDISTANCE LD | AU Diameter
2019 GC6April 18 @ 06:39 ± 00:290.57 | 0.0014713 - 28 m
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 GC6 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

Comments

Wayne BUCK 10 months ago

" WHY " is this NOT told on the News Stations???

jiblet65 10 months ago

Will it be visible at all, naked eye, binoculars, telescope?

Danielle McKinney 10 months ago

You never say if it will be am or pm? April 18, 2019, 06:39... am, or pm? Please let me know before it's to late.

ted noone (@Danielle McKinney) 10 months ago

The '06' tells you it is AM... If it was PM it would be 18:39

Teo Blašković (@Danielle McKinney) 10 months ago

We ALWAYS use 24-hr format.

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