Near-Earth Objects

asteroid 2021 lo2

Asteroid 2021 LO2 to fly past Earth at 0.5 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 LO2 will fly past Earth at a distance of 0.58 LD / 0.00148 AU (221 404 km / 137 574 miles) at 16:16 UTC on June 13, 2021. This the 64th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and...

June 09, 2021

asteroid 2021 lx1

Asteroid 2021 LX1 flew past Earth at 0.42 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 LX1 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.42 LD / 0.00107 AU (160 069 km / 99 462 miles) at 04:31 UTC on June 4, 2021. This is the 63rd known asteroid to fly past Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and...

June 08, 2021

asteroid 2021 kt2

Asteroid 2021 KT2 to fly past Earth at 0.76 LD on June 1

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 KT2 will fly past Earth at a distance of 0.76 LD / 0.00195 AU (291 715 km / 181 263 miles) at 22:44 UTC on June 1, 2021. This is the 61st known asteroid to fly past Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year...

June 01, 2021

asteroid 2021 kq2

Asteroid 2021 KQ2 flew past Earth at 0.46 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 KQ2 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.46 LD / 0.00119 AU (178 021 km / 110 617 miles) at 05:43 UTC on May 31, 2021. This is the 60th known asteroid to fly past Earth since the start of the year, the 9th during the month...

June 01, 2021

asteroid 2021 ko2

Asteroid 2021 KO2 flew past Earth at 0.96 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 KO2 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.96 LD / 0.00248 AU (371 002 km / 230 530 miles) from the center of our planet on May 30, 2021. This is the 59th known asteroid to fly past Earth within 1 lunar distance since the...

May 31, 2021

asteroid 2021 kn2

Asteroid 2021 KN2 flew past Earth at 0.38 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2021 KN2 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.38 LD / 0.00097 AU (145 109 km / 90 167 miles) at 02:14 UTC on May 31, 2021. This is the 58th known asteroid to fly past Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and...

May 31, 2021

asteroid 2021 ju6

Newly-discovered asteroid 2021 JU6 flew past Earth at 0.17 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 JU6 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.17 LD / 0.00044 AU (65 820 km / 40 900 miles) from the center of our planet at 15:01 UTC on May 14, 2021. This is the 57th known asteroid to fly by Earth within 1 lunar distance since...

May 17, 2021

asteroid 2021 jb6

Asteroid 2021 JB6 flew past Earth at 0.27 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 JB6 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.27 LD / 0.00071 AU (106 210 km / 66 000 miles) at 22:55 UTC on May 13, 2021. This is the 56th known asteroid to fly by Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and...

May 14, 2021

asteroid 2021 jq2

Asteroid 2021 JQ2 flew past Earth at 0.17 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 JQ2 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.17 LD / 0.00045 AU (67 320 km / 41 830 miles) at 10:47 UTC on May 8, 2021. This is the 55th known asteroid to fly by Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year. The...

May 10, 2021

asteroid 2021 js1

Asteroid 2021 JS1 flew past Earth at 0.29 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 JS1 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.29 LD / 0.00074 AU (110 700 km / 68 800 miles) from the center of our planet at 07:38 UTC on May 6, 2021. This is the 54th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since...

May 06, 2021

asteroid 2021 jv

Asteroid 2021 JV to flyby Earth at 0.36 LD on May 4

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 JV will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.36 LD / 0.00094 AU (140 620 km / 87 400 miles) at 21:29 UTC on May 4, 2021. This is the 53rd known asteroid to fly by Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year. 2021...

May 04, 2021

asteroid vesta 2

2018 Botswana Fireball (asteroid 2018 LA) likely a fragment of asteroid Vesta

A large fireball that exploded over Botswana in 2018 (asteroid 2018 LA) likely originated from Vesta, the second-largest object in the asteroid belt, according to an international team of scientists who analyzed fragments recovered after the impact. Vesta is the...

April 24, 2021

asteroid 2021 hn

Asteroid 2021 HN flew past Earth at 0.66 LD -- 18th within 1 LD in April

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 HN flew past Earth at a distance of 0.66 LD / 0.00170 AU (254 316 km / 158 024 miles) at 07:53 UTC on April 19, 2021. This is the 51st known asteroid to flyby Earth since the start of the year and the 18th so far this...

April 19, 2021

asteroid 2021 gn10

Asteroid 2021 GN10 to flyby Earth at 0.75 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 GN10 will fly by Earth at a distance of 0.75 LD / 0.00192 AU (287 227 km / 178 475 miles) at 22:30 UTC on April 15, 2021. This is the 44th known asteroid to fly by Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year,...

April 15, 2021

asteroid 2021 gf10

Asteroid 2021 GF10 to flyby Earth at 0.3 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 GF10 will fly by Earth at a distance of 0.30 LD / 0.00077 AU (115 190 km / 71 575 miles) at 09:29 UTC on April 15, 2021. This is the 43rd known asteroid to fly by Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year...

April 15, 2021

asteroid 2021 gc8

Asteroid 2021 GC8 to flyby Earth at 0.57 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 GC8 will fly by Earth at a distance of 0.57 LD / 0.00146 AU (218 410 km / 135 715 miles) at 22:05 UTC on April 13, 2021. This is the 42nd known asteroid to fly by Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year...

April 13, 2021

asteroid 2021 gw4

Asteroid 2021 GW4 to fly past Earth at just 0.07 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 GW4 will fly by at a distance of just 0.07 LD / 0.00018 AU (26 927 km / 16 730 miles) from the center of our planet at 13:01 UTC on April 12, 2021. This is the 40th known asteroid to fly by Earth within 1 lunar distance...

April 11, 2021