Asteroid 2022 AU flew past Earth at 0.83 LD

Asteroid 2022 AU flew past Earth at 0.83 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2022 AU flew past Earth at a distance of 0.83 LD / 0.00213 AU (318 643 km / 197 995 miles) at 03:03 UTC on January 2, 2022. This is the second known asteroid to fly past Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and the first 1 LD asteroid discovered this year.

In 2021, a total of 145 asteroids flew past Earth within 1 lunar distance.

Asteroid 2022 AU belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids.

It was first observed at Mt. Lemmon Survey, Arizona on January 5, three days after it made its close approach to Earth.

The asteroid has an estimated diameter between 4.3 and 9.6 m (14.1 - 31.5 feet).

<1LD asteroids in 2022

Asteroid flybys within 1 lunar distance in 2022 (total 2, valid 17:24 UTC, January 6, 2022):

NEOClose-Approach (CA) DateCA Distance Nominal (LD / AU)Diameter
(2022 AU)2022-Jan-03 03:03 ±    00:070.83 | 0.002134.3 m - 9.6 m
(2021 YK)2022-Jan-02 16:03 ± < 00:010.49 | 0.001278.7 m - 19 m

<1LD asteroids in 2021

Asteroid flybys within 1 lunar distance in 2021 (total 145, valid 17:06 UTC, January 6, 2022):

NEOClose-Approach (CA) DateCA Distance Nominal (LD / AU)Diameter
(2021 XC6)2021-Dec-16 08:10 ± < 00:010.54 | 0.001406.0 m - 13 m
(2021 XX4)2021-Dec-11 15:11 ± < 00:010.98 | 0.002515.2 m - 12 m
(2021 XV4)2021-Dec-10 18:50 ± < 00:010.47 | 0.001205.2 m - 12 m
(2021 XU5)2021-Dec-09 21:45 ± 00:160.62 | 0.001603.6 m - 8.0 m
(2021 XZ5)2021-Dec-09 20:33 ± 00:040.83 | 0.002145.8 m - 13 m
(2021 XC2)2021-Dec-05 04:54 ± < 00:010.82 | 0.002123.0 m - 6.7 m
(2021 XF1)2021-Dec-04 15:28 ± 00:020.80 | 0.002063.3 m - 7.4 m
(2021 XL)2021-Dec-01 22:44 ± < 00:010.53 | 0.001354.5 m - 10 m
(2021 WF3)2021-Dec-01 18:36 ± < 00:010.37 | 0.000963.5 m - 7.9 m
(2021 XV)2021-Nov-30 04:16 ± 01:170.39 | 0.000992.6 m - 5.8 m
(2021 WC1)2021-Nov-28 15:03 ± 00:010.53 | 0.001365.4 m - 12 m
(2021 WA1)2021-Nov-26 13:45 ± < 00:010.80 | 0.002068.2 m - 18 m
(2021 WP)2021-Nov-21 14:01 ± 00:050.41 | 0.001046.7 m - 15 m
(2021 VC7)2021-Nov-12 07:49 ± < 00:010.48 | 0.001245.9 m - 13 m
(2021 VY7)2021-Nov-11 16:51 ± < 00:010.83 | 0.002143.6 m - 8.1 m
(2021 VU4)2021-Nov-10 19:48 ± < 00:010.28 | 0.000725.6 m - 13 m
(2021 VP11)2021-Nov-09 16:12 ± 00:010.15 | 0.000391.2 m - 2.6 m
(2021 VD8)2021-Nov-09 13:59 ± < 00:010.32 | 0.000832.3 m - 5.2 m
(2021 VM3)2021-Nov-08 16:44 ± < 00:010.79 | 0.002042.9 m - 6.5 m
(2021 VN3)2021-Nov-08 09:56 ± < 00:010.36 | 0.000922.0 m - 4.6 m
(2021 VL3)2021-Nov-08 08:56 ± < 00:010.43 | 0.001115.5 m - 12 m
(2021 VK3)2021-Nov-07 16:55 ± < 00:010.22 | 0.000572.2 m - 4.8 m
(2021 VS11)2021-Nov-07 09:54 ± 01:100.79 | 0.002044.9 m - 11 m
(2021 UO7)2021-Nov-04 23:08 ± < 00:010.96 | 0.002473.3 m - 7.3 m
(2021 VH)2021-Nov-01 10:33 ± < 00:010.08 | 0.000203.2 m - 7.1 m
(2021 UJ6)2021-Oct-31 00:36 ± < 00:010.90 | 0.002326.0 m - 13 m
(2021 UW1)2021-Oct-30 20:28 ± < 00:010.99 | 0.0025616 m - 35 m
(2021 UF12)2021-Oct-29 17:46 ± < 00:010.63 | 0.001613.7 m - 8.2 m
(2021 UT5)2021-Oct-29 12:50 ± < 00:010.80 | 0.002055.8 m - 13 m
(2021 UV5)2021-Oct-29 01:00 ± 00:030.30 | 0.000774.6 m - 10 m
(2021 UH1)2021-Oct-27 07:14 ± < 00:010.19 | 0.000481.2 m - 2.8 m
(2021 UA7)2021-Oct-27 02:32 ± 00:060.33 | 0.000864.7 m - 11 m
(2021 UA1)2021-Oct-25 03:07 ± < 00:010.02 | 6.30e-51.1 m - 2.5 m
(2021 UO1)2021-Oct-25 01:55 ± < 00:010.40 | 0.001026.6 m - 15 m
(2021 UT)2021-Oct-24 10:49 ± < 00:010.39 | 0.001003.6 m - 8.1 m
(2021 TG14)2021-Oct-18 00:51 ± < 00:010.65 | 0.001676.0 m - 13 m
(2021 TJ15)2021-Oct-16 13:38 ± < 00:011.00 | 0.002575.5 m - 12 m
(2021 UL)2021-Oct-16 12:13 ± < 00:010.09 | 0.000242.3 m - 5.2 m
(2021 TM14)2021-Oct-14 03:59 ± < 00:010.38 | 0.000986.7 m - 15 m
(2021 TE13)2021-Oct-12 09:59 ± < 00:010.07 | 0.000183.6 m - 8.0 m
(2021 TH15)2021-Oct-11 05:59 ± 00:040.82 | 0.002114.5 m - 10.0 m
(2021 TT13)2021-Oct-11 03:17 ± < 00:010.14 | 0.000363.1 m - 6.8 m
(2021 TK11)2021-Oct-11 01:21 ± < 00:010.35 | 0.000915.2 m - 12 m
(2021 TT1)2021-Oct-10 03:04 ± < 00:010.97 | 0.0025115 m - 34 m
(2021 TQ4)2021-Oct-06 11:56 ± < 00:010.99 | 0.002552.7 m - 6.1 m
(2021 TG1)2021-Oct-03 21:41 ± < 00:010.76 | 0.001966.1 m - 14 m
(2021 TV1)2021-Oct-03 04:05 ± < 00:010.42 | 0.001086.1 m - 14 m
(2021 TX)2021-Oct-01 21:29 ± < 00:010.11 | 0.000281.5 m - 3.5 m
(2021 TT)2021-Sep-30 14:17 ± < 00:010.34 | 0.000896.9 m - 15 m
(2021 SQ1)2021-Sep-27 10:26 ± 00:010.43 | 0.001114.6 m - 10 m
(2021 SW1)2021-Sep-26 21:07 ± 00:110.71 | 0.001822.9 m - 6.5 m
(2021 SQ)2021-Sep-20 14:53 ± 00:100.72 | 0.001845.5 m - 12 m
(2021 SP)2021-Sep-17 11:50 ± < 00:010.04 | 9.43e-53.7 m - 8.3 m
(2021 SG)2021-Sep-16 20:28 ± < 00:010.64 | 0.0016442 m - 94 m
(2021 RF16)2021-Sep-16 09:19 ± < 00:010.83 | 0.002134.3 m - 9.6 m
(2021 RR5)2021-Sep-12 17:44 ± < 00:010.20 | 0.000535.6 m - 12 m
(2021 RG12)2021-Sep-11 18:47 ± < 00:010.84 | 0.002173.9 m - 8.7 m
(2021 RG6)2021-Sep-11 15:31 ± < 00:010.22 | 0.000574.4 m - 9.8 m
(2021 RB6)2021-Sep-09 16:16 ± < 00:010.67 | 0.001726.6 m - 15 m
(2021 RQ2)2021-Sep-09 00:43 ± < 00:010.49 | 0.001263.3 m - 7.3 m
(2021 RS5)2021-Sep-08 15:14 ± < 00:010.36 | 0.000925.7 m - 13 m
(2021 RP2)2021-Sep-08 13:50 ± < 00:010.31 | 0.000802.3 m - 5.2 m
(2021 RS2)2021-Sep-08 07:28 ± < 00:010.06 | 0.000152.3 m - 5.1 m
(2021 RS100)2021-Sep-07 06:02 ± 00:100.50 | 0.001284.7 m - 11 m
(2021 RT4)2021-Sep-06 09:22 ± < 00:010.69 | 0.001776.2 m - 14 m
(2021 RN5)2021-Sep-02 07:43 ± < 00:010.98 | 0.002538.1 m - 18 m
(2021 QV3)2021-Aug-28 23:42 ± < 00:010.33 | 0.000852.4 m - 5.3 m
(2021 QD1)2021-Aug-27 20:54 ± < 00:010.80 | 0.002044.8 m - 11 m
(2021 PA17)2021-Aug-14 14:11 ± 00:030.17 | 0.000457.3 m - 16 m
(2021 PK4)2021-Aug-06 20:06 ± 00:020.62 | 0.001606.1 m - 14 m
(2021 PY4)2021-Aug-05 10:42 ± 00:040.73 | 0.0018813 m - 29 m
(2021 PL132)2021-Aug-02 17:20 ± < 00:010.91 | 0.002335.2 m - 12 m
(2021 PC)2021-Aug-02 12:42 ± < 00:010.43 | 0.0011012 m - 27 m
(2021 OD1)2021-Jul-31 12:16 ± < 00:010.66 | 0.001705.9 m - 13 m
(2021 OV)2021-Jul-20 14:51 ± 01:000.51 | 0.001317.5 m - 17 m
(2021 NU3)2021-Jul-08 07:19 ± < 00:010.47 | 0.001205.0 m - 11 m
(2021 NA)2021-Jul-03 04:57 ± < 00:010.17 | 0.000445.2 m - 12 m
(2021 ME)2021-Jun-17 00:25 ± < 00:010.82 | 0.002124.3 m - 9.6 m
(2021 MU)2021-Jun-15 09:43 ± < 00:010.43 | 0.001118.8 m - 20 m
(2021 LO2)2021-Jun-13 16:16 ± < 00:010.58 | 0.001486.6 m - 15 m
(2021 LG5)2021-Jun-12 22:19 ± < 00:010.41 | 0.001064.8 m - 11 m
(2021 LX1)2021-Jun-04 04:31 ± 00:030.42 | 0.0010710 m - 23 m
(2021 KT2)2021-Jun-01 22:44 ± 00:020.76 | 0.001955.6 m - 12 m
(2021 KQ2)2021-May-31 05:43 ± < 00:010.46 | 0.001192.7 m - 6.1 m
(2021 KN2)2021-May-31 02:14 ± < 00:010.38 | 0.000975.0 m - 11 m
(2021 KO2)2021-May-30 04:01 ± < 00:010.96 | 0.002486.6 m - 15 m
(2021 LV)2021-May-27 13:20 ± 00:030.73 | 0.001886.9 m - 15 m
(2021 JU6)2021-May-14 15:01 ± < 00:010.17 | 0.0004410 m - 23 m
(2021 JB6)2021-May-13 22:55 ± < 00:010.27 | 0.000714.7 m - 10 m
(2021 JQ2)2021-May-08 10:47 ± < 00:010.17 | 0.000452.6 m - 5.9 m
(2021 JS1)2021-May-06 07:38 ± < 00:010.29 | 0.000745.3 m - 12 m
(2021 JV)2021-May-04 21:29 ± < 00:010.36 | 0.000948.6 m - 19 m
(2021 JW)2021-May-02 14:21 ± < 00:010.67 | 0.001738.0 m - 18 m
(2021 HN)2021-Apr-19 07:53 ± < 00:010.66 | 0.0017011 m - 25 m
(2021 HE1)2021-Apr-17 08:01 ± < 00:010.59 | 0.001534.4 m - 9.7 m
(2021 GN10)2021-Apr-15 22:31 ± < 00:010.75 | 0.001925.6 m - 12 m
(2021 GF10)2021-Apr-15 09:29 ± < 00:010.30 | 0.000776.2 m - 14 m
(2021 HC1)2021-Apr-15 04:44 ± < 00:010.60 | 0.001556.8 m - 15 m
(2021 GW16)2021-Apr-14 21:54 ± 00:020.08 | 0.000202.5 m - 5.7 m
(2021 GQ10)2021-Apr-14 05:29 ± < 00:010.45 | 0.0011612 m - 28 m
(2021 GC8)2021-Apr-13 22:05 ± < 00:010.57 | 0.001462.0 m - 4.5 m
(2021 GC13)2021-Apr-13 02:36 ± < 00:010.89 | 0.002284.0 m - 8.9 m
(2021 GW4)2021-Apr-12 13:01 ± < 00:010.07 | 0.000183.4 m - 7.6 m
(2021 GA168)2021-Apr-11 21:12 ± < 00:010.61 | 0.001564.6 m - 10 m
(2021 GQ5)2021-Apr-11 07:41 ± < 00:010.97 | 0.002485.3 m - 12 m
(2021 GT3)2021-Apr-10 21:34 ± < 00:010.67 | 0.0017114 m - 32 m
(2021 GL16)2021-Apr-09 00:52 ± < 00:010.96 | 0.0024715 m - 33 m
(2021 GV4)2021-Apr-08 06:48 ± < 00:010.82 | 0.002124.3 m - 9.6 m
(2021 GZ7)2021-Apr-05 18:39 ± < 00:010.49 | 0.001264.3 m - 9.6 m
(2021 GS)2021-Apr-05 09:06 ± < 00:010.65 | 0.001674.8 m - 11 m
(2021 GV)2021-Apr-04 17:23 ± < 00:010.87 | 0.002243.8 m - 8.6 m
(2021 GE2)2021-Apr-03 07:55 ± < 00:010.62 | 0.001613.9 m - 8.8 m
(2021 FP2)2021-Mar-23 22:35 ± < 00:010.84 | 0.002162.5 m - 5.6 m
(2021 FH)2021-Mar-23 16:52 ± < 00:010.61 | 0.0015712 m - 27 m
(2021 FO1)2021-Mar-23 03:08 ± < 00:010.84 | 0.002153.4 m - 7.6 m
(2021 FF2)2021-Mar-21 12:10 ± < 00:010.83 | 0.002136.3 m - 14 m
(2021 FM2)2021-Mar-20 21:46 ± 00:080.22 | 0.000562.5 m - 5.7 m
(2021 EQ3)2021-Mar-16 04:41 ± < 00:010.72 | 0.0018616 m - 36 m
(2021 EP4)2021-Mar-15 18:09 ± < 00:010.97 | 0.002483.7 m - 8.4 m
(2021 EN4)2021-Mar-15 03:59 ± < 00:010.18 | 0.000473.1 m - 6.9 m
(2021 EG3)2021-Mar-09 23:43 ± < 00:010.38 | 0.000983.8 m - 8.6 m
(2021 EF1)2021-Mar-08 04:46 ± < 00:010.73 | 0.001873.1 m - 6.8 m
(2021 EA)2021-Mar-02 15:10 ± < 00:010.24 | 0.000636.3 m - 14 m
(2021 DA2)2021-Feb-21 13:04 ± < 00:010.51 | 0.001323.9 m - 8.7 m
(2021 DG)2021-Feb-18 14:21 ± < 00:010.43 | 0.001112.2 m - 4.9 m
(2021 DN1)2021-Feb-18 03:18 ± < 00:010.88 | 0.002266.3 m - 14 m
(2021 CW7)2021-Feb-14 16:14 ± < 00:010.07 | 0.000191.5 m - 3.4 m
(2021 CS6)2021-Feb-14 12:09 ± < 00:010.39 | 0.001007.3 m - 16 m
(2021 CA6)2021-Feb-13 15:58 ± < 00:010.43 | 0.001115.2 m - 12 m
(2021 CC7)2021-Feb-12 20:27 ± < 00:010.84 | 0.002173.0 m - 6.7 m
(2021 CC6)2021-Feb-12 10:59 ± < 00:010.44 | 0.001132.5 m - 5.5 m
(2021 CQ5)2021-Feb-11 22:35 ± < 00:010.46 | 0.001195.1 m - 11 m
(2021 CO)2021-Feb-11 15:22 ± < 00:010.94 | 0.0024223 m - 52 m
(2021 CZ3)2021-Feb-09 01:50 ± < 00:010.06 | 0.000151.7 m - 3.8 m
(2021 CV)2021-Feb-04 05:44 ± 00:020.52 | 0.001354.4 m - 9.9 m
(2018 BA3)2021-Jan-26 02:06 ± 7_20:530.97 | 0.0025014 m - 31 m
(2021 BO1)2021-Jan-20 02:17 ± < 00:010.65 | 0.001683.8 m - 8.6 m
(2021 BO)2021-Jan-18 08:09 ± < 00:010.06 | 0.000160.68 m - 1.5 m
(2021 BV1)2021-Jan-18 01:44 ± < 00:010.62 | 0.001616.6 m - 15 m
(2021 BK)2021-Jan-18 01:16 ± < 00:010.29 | 0.000752.3 m - 5.2 m
(2021 BR2)2021-Jan-16 02:25 ± < 00:010.19 | 0.000491.8 m - 4.0 m
(2021 AS2)2021-Jan-09 09:38 ± < 00:010.28 | 0.000723.2 m - 7.2 m
(2021 AH8)2021-Jan-04 19:22 ± 00:050.14 | 0.000353.2 m - 7.2 m
(2021 AH)2021-Jan-03 23:37 ± < 00:010.13 | 0.000335.3 m - 12 m
(2021 AA)2021-Jan-01 13:16 ± 00:010.62 | 0.0015911 m - 24 m

<1LD asteroid charts

Asteroids within 1 LD 2018 - 2022

References:

Asteroid 2022 AU at Minor Planet Center; at CNEOS

Featured image credit: Minor Planet Center


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