Asteroid 2022 LU2 flew past Earth at 0.4 LD

asteroid 2022 lu2

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2022 LU2 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.43 LD / 0.00111 AU (166 537 km / 103 481 miles) at 00:02 UTC on June 8, 2022. This is the 61st known asteroid to fly past Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year.

2022 LU2 was first observed at ATLAS-MLO, Mauna Loa, Hawai’i on June 8, on the same day it made its close approach to our planet.

The object belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids and has an estimated diameter between 7 and 16 m (23 – 53 feet).

Asteroids within 1 LD in 2022

Valid 09:59 UTC on September 22, 2022
ObjectClose-Approach (CA) DateCA Distance Nominal (LD | au)V relative (km/s)Diameter
(2022 SK4)2022-Sep-19 21:41 ± < 00:010.039 | 0.000113.012.3 m - 5.1 m
(2022 SJ3)2022-Sep-17 11:04 ± 00:010.364 | 0.0009315.62.0 m - 4.5 m
(2022 RB2)2022-Sep-03 20:59 ± < 00:010.689 | 0.0017712.98.4 m - 19 m
(2022 RT1)2022-Sep-01 01:18 ± < 00:010.086 | 0.0002217.041.4 m - 3.1 m
(2022 RL)2022-Aug-31 08:39 ± < 00:010.365 | 0.000947.945.1 m - 11 m
(2022 QE1)2022-Aug-20 19:59 ± < 00:010.481 | 0.001246.355.6 m - 12 m
(2022 QW1)2022-Aug-20 14:42 ± < 00:010.532 | 0.0013710.7410 m - 23 m
(2022 QO2)2022-Aug-20 07:46 ± 00:020.535 | 0.0013717.987.5 m - 17 m
(2022 QA)2022-Aug-16 21:34 ± < 00:010.778 | 0.00215.2311 m - 24 m
(2022 QN4)2022-Aug-11 10:31 ± 00:180.426 | 0.0010911.4112 m - 27 m
(2022 PW1)2022-Aug-08 18:58 ± 00:050.636 | 0.001638.67.4 m - 17 m
(2022 OR1)2022-Jul-15 18:15 ± 00:030.905 | 0.002334.697.3 m - 16 m
(2022 NR)2022-Jul-10 08:17 ± < 00:010.999 | 0.002578.318 m - 40 m
(2022 NF)2022-Jul-07 14:00 ± 00:320.232 | 0.0006011.375.5 m - 12 m
(2022 NE)2022-Jul-06 10:55 ± 00:020.354 | 0.0009110.684.8 m - 11 m
(2022 NK)2022-Jul-02 13:07 ± < 00:010.826 | 0.0021212.399.3 m - 21 m
(2022 MJ3)2022-Jul-01 12:44 ± < 00:010.392 | 0.001018.773.3 m - 7.3 m
(2022 MN1)2022-Jun-28 09:29 ± 00:050.929 | 0.002399.879.5 m - 21 m
(2022 LU2)2022-Jun-08 00:02 ± < 00:010.433 | 0.001119.837.0 m - 16 m
(2022 KQ5)2022-May-30 17:40 ± < 00:010.105 | 0.000277.313.9 m - 8.8 m
(2022 KO3)2022-May-30 17:32 ± < 00:010.760 | 0.001959.746.5 m - 14 m
(2022 KP6)2022-May-25 15:05 ± < 00:010.045 | 0.000129.883.6 m - 8.0 m
(2022 KG1)2022-May-22 11:11 ± 00:030.157 | 0.000409.114.6 m - 10 m
(2022 JO1)2022-May-10 12:47 ± < 00:010.181 | 0.0004713.879.5 m - 21 m
(2022 JM)2022-May-09 20:41 ± < 00:010.985 | 0.002534.934.7 m - 11 m
(2022 JM2)2022-May-06 18:23 ± < 00:010.401 | 0.0010329.87.2 m - 16 m
(2022 JV)2022-May-05 05:11 ± < 00:010.827 | 0.002139.663.2 m - 7.2 m
(2022 HB1)2022-Apr-26 21:52 ± 00:370.52 | 0.0013414.149.0 m - 20 m
(2022 HM)2022-Apr-21 01:42 ± < 00:010.64 | 0.0016414.618.4 m - 19 m
(2022 GF3)2022-Apr-09 16:40 ± < 00:010.59 | 0.0015117.377.0 m - 16 m
(2022 GQ5)2022-Apr-08 16:20 ± < 00:010.05 | 0.0001314.181.2 m - 2.7 m
(2022 GQ1)2022-Apr-07 11:17 ± 00:410.58 | 0.001487.776.7 m - 15 m
(2022 GZ1)2022-Apr-06 11:58 ± < 00:010.62 | 0.0016011.224.4 m - 9.9 m
(2022 GN1)2022-Apr-06 03:02 ± < 00:010.33 | 0.0008415.507.2 m - 16 m
(2022 GQ)2022-Apr-01 16:59 ± < 00:010.14 | 0.000366.952.3 m - 5.1 m
(2022 GC)2022-Apr-01 01:48 ± < 00:010.14 | 0.0003515.604.0 m - 8.9 m
(2022 GB2)2022-Mar-30 18:42 ± < 00:010.58 | 0.001486.014.4 m - 9.8 m
(2022 GB)2022-Mar-30 18:19 ±    00:040.74 | 0.001898.223.7 m - 8.3 m
(2022 GX2)2022-Mar-30 11:37 ± 00:480.38 | 0.000989.813.6 m - 8.1 m
(2022 FB2)2022-Mar-28 15:58 ± < 00:010.39 | 0.0010013.7012 m - 26 m
(2022 FA1)2022-Mar-26 08:52 ± < 00:010.68 | 0.0017613.373.8 m - 8.5 m
(2022 FD1)2022-Mar-25 09:13 ± < 00:010.04 | 9.92e-518.511.7 m - 3.7 m
(2022 FZ3)2022-Mar-24 05:23 ±    00:250.79 | 0.002048.474.6 m - 10 m
(2022 FA)2022-Mar-15 01:52 ± < 00:010.49 | 0.0012610.1610 m - 23 m
(2022 ES3)2022-Mar-13 19:18 ± < 00:010.87 | 0.0022218.329.8 m - 22 m
(2022 EV3)2022-Mar-09 14:13 ± < 00:010.21 | 0.0005310.462.9 m - 6.4 m
(2022 EE5)2022-Mar-08 16:28 ± < 00:010.27 | 0.000684.412.6 m - 5.7 m
(2022 EF1)2022-Mar-04 01:40 ± < 00:010.73 | 0.0018810.714.3 m - 9.7 m
(2022 EQ)2022-Mar-03 04:34 ± < 00:010.38 | 0.0009711.453.1 m - 6.8 m
(2022 ET)2022-Mar-02 13:19 ± < 00:010.71 | 0.001827.322.4 m - 5.5 m
(2022 DM4)2022-Mar-02 03:10 ± < 00:010.68 | 0.001749.103.8 m - 8.4 m
(2022 DO3)2022-Feb-27 05:12 ± < 00:010.34 | 0.0008815.0311 m - 24 m
(2022 DY1)2022-Feb-24 17:55 ± < 00:010.58 | 0.0014914.267.0 m - 16 m
(2022 CO6)2022-Feb-15 08:53 ± < 00:010.58 | 0.001509.3417 m - 37 m
(2022 CF7)2022-Feb-14 03:18 ± < 00:010.83 | 0.002138.606.5 m - 15 m
(2022 CL7)2022-Feb-13 15:42 ±    00:010.22 | 0.000569.983.2 m - 7.1 m
(2022 CG7)2022-Feb-12 15:29 ±    00:010.13 | 0.0003415.455.1 m - 11 m
(2022 CJ5)2022-Feb-10 10:52 ± < 00:010.08 | 0.0002111.632.3 m - 5.2 m
(2022 CD3)2022-Feb-08 02:59 ± < 00:010.75 | 0.0019211.205.1 m - 11 m
(2022 CB3)2022-Feb-05 21:27 ± < 00:010.22 | 0.0005617.092.1 m - 4.7 m
(2022 CU4)2022-Feb-05 08:50 ± < 00:010.86 | 0.002204.713.7 m - 8.3 m
(2022 CY1)2022-Feb-02 17:31 ±    00:160.71 | 0.0018312.276.4 m - 14 m
(2022 CG)2022-Feb-02 12:50 ± < 00:010.90 | 0.002317.5716 m - 36 m
(2022 CE)2022-Feb-01 02:41 ± < 00:010.55 | 0.001405.036.8 m - 15 m
(2022 BN2)2022-Jan-28 22:59 ± < 00:010.73 | 0.001889.223.0 m - 6.6 m
(2022 BH3)2022-Jan-27 17:22 ± < 00:010.82 | 0.0021112.2415 m - 33 m
(2022 BD1)2022-Jan-27 00:53 ± < 00:010.48 | 0.0012426.143.6 m - 8.1 m
(2022 BA7)2022-Jan-25 14:33 ±    00:020.26 | 0.000669.701.8 m - 4.0 m
(2022 BT)2022-Jan-24 06:21 ± < 00:010.26 | 0.000684.752.9 m - 6.5 m
(2022 BN)2022-Jan-23 14:14 ± < 00:010.24 | 0.0006215.295.4 m - 12 m
(2022 AC4)2022-Jan-11 05:19 ± < 00:010.24 | 0.000628.374.2 m - 9.4 m
(2022 AC7)2022-Jan-10 20:41 ± < 00:010.40 | 0.001035.312.5 m - 5.6 m
(2022 AY5)2022-Jan-10 10:35 ± < 00:010.27 | 0.000689.173.8 m - 8.5 m
(2022 AY4)2022-Jan-06 04:07 ±    00:020.79 | 0.0020217.213.1 m - 6.8 m
(2022 AV13)2022-Jan-05 06:41 ± 00:070.28 | 0.000737.531.1 m - 2.6 m
(2022 AO1)2022-Jan-03 16:19 ± < 00:010.90 | 0.0023214.083.2 m - 7.1 m
(2022 AU)2022-Jan-03 03:05 ± < 00:010.83 | 0.002137.234.0 m - 8.9 m
(2022 AP1)2022-Jan-02 16:56 ±    00:020.47 | 0.0012110.665.7 m - 13 m
(2021 YK)2022-Jan-02 16:03 ± < 00:010.49 | 0.001277.049.0 m - 20 m

<1 LD asteroid charts

Asteroids within 1 LD from 2020 to 2022

asteroids within 1ld in 2022 by september 22
Asteroids within 1 LD in 2022 (valid September 22)
Asteroids within 1 LD in 2021
Asteroid within 1 LD in 2021
Asteroids within 1 LD in 2020
Asteroids within 1 LD in 2020

References:

Asteroid 2022 LU2 at Minor Planet Center; at CNEOS

Featured image credit: Minor Planet Center

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