Near-Earth Objects

asteroid 2018 sc

Asteroid 2018 SC to flyby Earth at 0.70 LD on September 18

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 SC will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.70 LD / 0.00180 (296 276 km / 167 320 miles) at 14:46 UTC on September 18, 2018. This object belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids and has an estimated diameter between 6.9 and 15...

September 18, 2018

asteroid 2018 rz5

Asteroids 2018 RY5 and RZ5 flew past Earth at 0.47 and 0.13 LD, one day before discovery

Two newly discovered asteroids - 2018 RY5 and 2018 RZ5 - flew past Earth within 1 lunar distance on September 12, 2018, one day before they were first observed. RZ5 is one of the closest known asteroids to flyby us this year and RY5 one of the biggest (nominal...

September 14, 2018

asteroid 2018 rj3

Asteroid 2018 RJ3 flew past Earth at 0.44 LD, 6th in 7 days

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 RJ3 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.44 LD / 0.00112 AU (167 549 km / 104 110 miles) on September 7, 2018. This is the 6th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since September 3, including 2018 RW on...

September 10, 2018

asteroid 2018 re2

Asteroid 2018 RE2 flew past Earth at 0.99 LD on September 6

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 RE2 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.99 LD / 0.00255 AU (381 474 km / 237 037 miles). 2018 RE2 belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids. It was first observed at Palomar Mountain (ZTF) on September 7, one day after it...

September 09, 2018

asteroid 2018 rr1

Asteroid 2018 RR1 flew past Earth at 0.94 LD on September 3

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 RR1 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.94 LD / 0.00242 AU (362 026 km / 224 953 miles) on September 3, 2018. This object belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids. It was first observed at Mt. Lemmon Survey on September 7,...

September 09, 2018

asteroid 2018 rw

Asteroid 2018 RW flew past Earth at 0.44 LD on September 8

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 RW flew past Earth at a distance of 0.44 LD / 0.00114 AU (170 541 km / 105 969 miles) at 05:18 UTC on September 8, 2018. This is the 43rd known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance this year and the second since...

September 08, 2018

asteroid 2018 rs

Newly discovered asteroid 2018 RS flew past Earth at 0.28 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 RS flew past Earth at a very close distance of 0.28 LD / 0.00071 AU (106 214 km / 65 998 miles) on September 5, 2018, one day before it was discovered. Asteroid 2018 RS belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids. It was...

September 07, 2018

asteroid 2018 rc

Asteroid 2018 RC to flyby Earth at 0.58 LD on September 9

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 RC will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.58 LD / 0.00150 AU (224 396 km / 139 433 miles) on September 9, 2018. This is the 41st known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since January 1. 2018 RC was discovered at...

September 05, 2018

2018 qr1

Asteroid 2018 QR1 flew past Earth at 0.23 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 QR1 flew past Earth at a very close distance of 0.23 LD / 0.00059 AU (88 262​ km / 54 843​ miles) on August 21, 2018. This object belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids. It was first observed at Palomar Mountain...

August 30, 2018

asteroid 2018 pd20

Closest asteroid flyby of the year: 2018 PD20 flew past Earth at 0.09 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 PD20 flew past Earth at a very close distance of 0.09 LD / 0.00022 AU (33 210 km / 20 636 miles) at 14:31 UTC on August 10, 2018. This near-Earth object belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids and its estimated diameter...

August 13, 2018

asteroid 2018 nx

Asteroid 2018 NX flew past Earth at 0.30 LD, one day before discovery

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 NX flew past Earth at a distance of 0.30 LD / 0.00078 AU (116 686 km / 72 505 miles) on July 7, 2018, one day before it was discovered. Asteroid 2018 NX belongs to the Aten group of asteroids. It was discovered at Palomar...

July 10, 2018

asteroid 2018 mz4

Asteroid 2018 MZ4 flew past Earth at 0.54 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 MZ4 flew past Earth at 0.54 LD / 0.00139 AU (207 941 km / 129 208 miles) on June 16, 2018, one day before it was discovered. This is 36th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year....

June 20, 2018

asteroid 2018 lv3

Asteroid 2018 LV3 to flyby Earth at 0.86 LD on June 15

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 LV3 will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.86 LD / 0.00219 AU (327 619 km / 203 573 miles) on June 15, 2018. This is the 35th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year. This...

June 12, 2018

asteroid 2018 la f

Asteroid 2018 LA explodes over South Africa and Botswana several hours after discovery

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 LA exploded somewhere along the South Africa - Botswana border region at 16:53 UTC on June 2, 2018. The asteroid was discovered several hours before it entered our atmosphere. It is possible pieces of it survived the entry...

June 03, 2018

asteroid 2018 ky2

Newly discovered asteroid 2018 KY2 flew past Earth at 0.78 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 KY2 flew past Earth at 0.78 LD / 0.00200 AU (299 125 km / 185 911 miles) on May 26, 2018, two days after it was discovered. This is 34th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and...

May 27, 2018

asteroid 2018 kw1

Asteroid 2018 KW1 to flyby Earth at 0.39 LD on May 23

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 KW1 will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.39 LD or 0.00100 AU (~ 149 597 km / 92 955 miles) on May 23, 2018. This is the second known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since May 15 and 33rd this year. KW1...

May 22, 2018

asteroid 2010 wc9

Asteroid 2010 WC9 to flyby Earth at 0.53 LD on May 15

A re-discovered asteroid with an estimated diameter between 53 and 120 m (174 - 394 feet), designated 2010 WC9, will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.53 LD / 0.00136 AU (203 453 km / 126 419 miles) on May 15, 2018. This is one of the closest flybys from an asteroid of...

May 10, 2018