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.

 

NEO DATE / TIME UTC DISTANCE LD | AU  Diameter (m)
2019 KT May 28 @ 03:48 ± < 00:01 0.85 | ​0.00217  13 - 29
2019 JH2 May 16 @ 00:06 ± < 00:01 0.19 | ​0.00048  3.1 - 7
2019 JY2 May 5 @ 17:12 ± < 00:01 0.38 | 0.00098 3.3 - 7.3
2019 JX1 May 2 @ 12:39 ± 00:02 0.47 | 0.00120 3.8 - 8.6
2019 JK April 30 @ 08:12 UTC ± 00:01 0.69 | 0.00178 7.1 - 16
2019 HE April 20 @ 21:12 ± < 00:01 0.58 | 0.00149 13 - 30
2019 GC6 April 18 @ 06:39 ± 00:29 0.57 | 0.00147 13 - 28
2019 GN20 April 12 @ 07:06 ± < 00:01 0.98 | 0.00253 14 - 31
2019 FP21 March 31 @ 19:00  ±  07:46 0.93 | 0.00238  3 - 6.6
2019 FV1 March 31 @ 05:27 ± < 00:01 0.87 | 0.00223 4.6 - 10
2019 FC1 March 28 @ 05:46 ± < 00:01 0.27 | 0.00069  20 - 45
2019 FQ March 23 @ 18:17 UTC ± < 00:01 0.86 | 0.00220  10 - 23
2019 EA2 March 22 @ 01:53 UTC ± 00:02 0.80 | 0.00205 18 - 40
2019 FA March 16 @ 01:14 UTC ± < 00:01 0.60 | 0.00154 4.9 - 11
2019 EN2 March 13 @ 23:38 UTC ± < 00:01 0.86 | 0.00221 8 - 18
2019 EH1 March 1 @ 17:38 UTC ± < 00:01 0.06 | 0.00016 2.5 - 5.7
2019 DF February 26 @ 21:21 UTC  ± 00:09 0.47 | 0.00120 3.0 - 6.7
2019 DG2 Febraury 26 @ 07:39 UTC ± 07:39 0.61 | 0.00158 5.4 - 12
2019 CN5 February 11 @ 07:23 UTC ± 00:03 0.31 | 0.00079 7.3 - 16
2019 BZ3 January 27 @ 23:29 ± < 00:01 0.13 | 0.00032  4.8 - 11
2019 BV1 January 24 @ 20:53 ± < 00:01 0.35 | 0.00090  4.8 - 11
2019 BO January 16 @ 01:13 ± 00:02 0.18 | 0.00046  6.3 - 14
2019 AE9 January 12 @ 11:09 ± < 00:01 0.26 | 0.00067  9.9 - 22
2019 AS5 January 8 @ 00:37 ± < 00:01 0.04 | 0.00010  0.92 - 2.1

 

References

Asteroid 2019 KT at Minor Planet Center; at CNEOS

Featured image credit: CNEOS

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