Near-Earth Objects

asteroid 2019 ae9

Asteroid 2019 AE9 flew past Earth at 0.26 lunar distances

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 AE9 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.26 LD / 0.00067 AU (100 230 km / 62 280 miles) on January 12, 2019. This is the second known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 LD since the start of the year. It comes just 4 days...

January 13, 2019

asteroid 2019 as5

Asteroid 2019 AS5 flew past Earth at a very close distance of 0.04 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 AS5 flew past Earth at a very close distance of 0.04 LD / 0.00010 AU (14 959 km / 9 295 miles) on January 8, 2019. This is the 1st known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance this year and the closest since...

January 09, 2019

asteroid 2019 aw2

Asteroid 2019 AW2 flew past Earth at 0.42 lunar distances

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 AW2 flew past Earth at 0.42 LD / 0.00108 (161 565 km / 100 392 miles) on December 28, 2018. This is the second known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance on December 28, 2018, the 5th during the month of...

January 06, 2019

asteroid 2018 yo2

Asteroid 2018 YO2 flew past Earth at 0.51 lunar distances

A small asteroid designated 2018 YO2 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.51 LD / 0.00131 AU (195 973 km / 121 772 miles) on December 28, 2018. This object belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids. It was first observed at Palomar Mountain, ZTF on December 29, 2018,...

January 02, 2019

asteroid 2018 yl2

Asteroid 2018 YL2 flew past Earth at 0.15 lunar distances

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 YL2 flew past Earth at a very close distance of 0.15 LD / 0.00040 AU (59 839 km / 37 182 miles) on December 27, 2018. This object belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids. It was first observed at ATLAS-MLO, Mauna Loa,...

December 30, 2018

asteroid 2018 xa4

Asteroid 2018 XA4 flew past Earth at 0.97 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 XA4 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.97 LD / 0.00248 AU (371 002​ km / 230 530 miles) on December 11, 2018. This is 73rd known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year. This object...

December 15, 2018

asteroid 2018 wa3 f

Asteroid 2018 WA3 flew past Earth at 0.84 LD

Asteroid 2018 WA3, with an estimated diameter between 7.3 and 16 m (24 - 52 feet), flew past Earth at a distance of 0.84 LD / 0.00215 AU (323 131 km / 200 784 miles) on November 28, 2018. This object belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids. It was first observed...

December 05, 2018

asteroid 2018 wg2

Newly discovered asteroid 2018 WG2 flew past Earth at 0.52 LD

A small asteroid designated 2018 WG2 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.52 LD / 0.00134 AU (200 461 km / 124 560 miles) on November 30, 2018. Asteroid 2018 WG2 belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids. It was first observed at Mt. Lemmon Survey, Arizona and has an...

December 01, 2018

asteroid 2018 wv1

Asteroid 2018 WV1 will flyby Earth at a very close distance of 0.09 LD on December 2, 2018

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 WV1 will make a very close approach to our planet at 03:11 UTC on December 2, 2018. The object will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.09 LD / 0.00022 AU (32 911 km / 20 450 miles) - third closest this year. This object...

November 30, 2018

asteroid 2018 wz1

Newly discovered asteroid 2018 WZ1 flew past Earth at 0.28 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 WZ1 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.28 LD / 0.00073 AU (109 206 km / 67 857 miles) on November 27, 2018. This is the 69th known asteroid to fly by our planet within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and the...

November 30, 2018

asteroid 2018 we1

Asteroid 2018 WE1 flew past Earth at 0.28 lunar distances

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 WE1 flew past Earth at a very close distance of 0.28 LD / 0.00071 AU (106 214 km / 65 998 miles) on November 25, 2018. This is the 68th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and...

November 28, 2018

asteroid 2018 wa1

Newly discovered asteroid 2018 WA1 flew past Earth at 0.65 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 WA1 flew past Earth at 0.65 LD / 0.00168 AU (251 324 km / 156 165 miles) on November 13, 2018. The asteroid was first observed at Mt. Lemmon Survey on November 16, three days after it made closest approach to our planet....

November 24, 2018

asteroid 2018 wg

4 newly detected asteroids within 1 lunar distance, including second closest of the year

Four new <1 LD Apollo-class asteroids were detected at Catalina and Mt. Lemmon sky surveys on November 17, 2018. Three of them, including the second closest of the year, flew past our planet on November 16 and 18 while the fourth is expected at 23:23 UTC today,...

November 19, 2018

asteroid 2018 vj10

Asteroid 2018 VJ10 flew past Earth at 0.52 LD

Asteroid designated 2018 VJ10, first observed at Palomar Observatory in California (ZTF) on November 15, flew past Earth at a distance of 0.52 LD / 0.00133 AU (198 965 km / 123 631 miles) on November 14, 2018. 2018 VJ10 belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids. Its...

November 18, 2018

asteroid 2018 vc7

Asteroid 2018 VC7 to flyby Earth at 0.87 LD on November 13

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 VC7 will make a close approach to our planet at a distance of 0.87 LD / 0.00224 AU (335 099 km / 208 221) early November 13, 2018. 2018 VC7 belongs to the Aten group of asteroids. It was first observed at ATLAS-MLO, Mauna...

November 12, 2018

asteroid 2018 vt5

Asteroids 2018 VT5 and VO5 flew past Earth at 0.48 and 0.37 LD

Two newly discovered asteroids designated 2018 VT5 and 2018 VO5 flew past Earth within 1 lunar distance on November 5 and 6, 2018. Asteroid 2018 VT5 flew past Earth at 01:33 UTC on November 5 at a distance of 0.48 LD / 0.00123 AU (184 005 km/ 114 335 miles). It was...

November 10, 2018

asteroid 2018 vx1

Asteroid 2018 VX1 to flyby Earth at 0.9 LD on November 10, 2018

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 VX1 will flyby Earth at 0.99 LD / 0.00255 AU (381 474 km / 237 037 miles) at 18:21 UTC on November 10, 2018. This asteroid was first observed at Mt. Lemmon Survey on November 4, 2018, 6 days before its close approach to...

November 06, 2018