Asteroid 2019 KT to flyby Earth at 0.85 LD on May 28

Asteroid 2019 KT to flyby Earth at 0.85 LD on May 28

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 KT will flyby Earth at 0.85 LD / 0.00217 AU (324 627 km / 201 714 miles) on May 28, 2019.

The object belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids. It was first observed on May 26, two days before its close approach.

Its estimated diameter is between 13 and 29 m (42.6 - 95.1 feet).

2019 KT will flyby Earth at 03:48 UTC on May 28 at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 11.62 km/s.

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

This is the 24th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and the 4th so far this month.

 

NEODATE / TIME UTCDISTANCE LD | AU Diameter (m)
2019 KTMay 28 @ 03:48 ± < 00:010.85 | ​0.00217 13 - 29
2019 JH2May 16 @ 00:06 ± < 00:010.19 | ​0.00048 3.1 - 7
2019 JY2May 5 @ 17:12 ± < 00:010.38 | 0.000983.3 - 7.3
2019 JX1May 2 @ 12:39 ± 00:020.47 | 0.001203.8 - 8.6
2019 JKApril 30 @ 08:12 UTC ± 00:010.69 | 0.001787.1 - 16
2019 HEApril 20 @ 21:12 ± < 00:010.58 | 0.0014913 - 30
2019 GC6April 18 @ 06:39 ± 00:290.57 | 0.0014713 - 28
2019 GN20April 12 @ 07:06 ± < 00:010.98 | 0.0025314 - 31
2019 FP21March 31 @ 19:00  ±  07:460.93 | 0.00238 3 - 6.6
2019 FV1March 31 @ 05:27 ± < 00:010.87 | 0.002234.6 - 10
2019 FC1March 28 @ 05:46 ± < 00:010.27 | 0.00069 20 - 45
2019 FQMarch 23 @ 18:17 UTC ± < 00:010.86 | 0.00220 10 - 23
2019 EA2March 22 @ 01:53 UTC ± 00:020.80 | 0.0020518 - 40
2019 FAMarch 16 @ 01:14 UTC ± < 00:010.60 | 0.001544.9 - 11
2019 EN2March 13 @ 23:38 UTC ± < 00:010.86 | 0.002218 - 18
2019 EH1March 1 @ 17:38 UTC ± < 00:010.06 | 0.000162.5 - 5.7
2019 DFFebruary 26 @ 21:21 UTC  ± 00:090.47 | 0.001203.0 - 6.7
2019 DG2Febraury 26 @ 07:39 UTC ± 07:390.61 | 0.001585.4 - 12
2019 CN5February 11 @ 07:23 UTC ± 00:030.31 | 0.000797.3 - 16
2019 BZ3January 27 @ 23:29 ± < 00:010.13 | 0.00032 4.8 - 11
2019 BV1January 24 @ 20:53 ± < 00:010.35 | 0.00090 4.8 - 11
2019 BOJanuary 16 @ 01:13 ± 00:020.18 | 0.00046 6.3 - 14
2019 AE9January 12 @ 11:09 ± < 00:010.26 | 0.00067 9.9 - 22
2019 AS5January 8 @ 00:37 ± < 00:010.04 | 0.00010 0.92 - 2.1

 

References

Asteroid 2019 KT at Minor Planet Center; at CNEOS

Featured image credit: CNEOS

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