Near-Earth Objects

asteroid 2021 wf3

Newly-discovered asteroid 2021 WF3 to fly past Earth at 0.37 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 WF3 will fly past Earth at a distance of 0.37 LD / 0.00096 AU (143 615 km / 89 240 miles) at 18:36 UTC on December 1, 2021. This is the 133rd known asteroid to fly past Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the...

November 30, 2021

asteroid 2021 vp11

Asteroid 2021 VP11 flew past Earth at 0.15 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 VP11 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.15 LD / 0.00039 AU (58 345 km / 36 250 miles) at 16:12 UTC on November 9, 2021. This is the 129th known asteroid to fly past Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year...

November 13, 2021

asteroid 2021 vc7

Asteroid 2021 VC7 to fly past Earth at 0.48 LD on November 12

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 VC7 will fly past Earth at a distance of 0.48 LD / 0.00123 AU (184 000 km / 114 330 miles) at 07:49 UTC on November 12, 2021. This is the 127th known asteroid to fly past Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of...

November 11, 2021

asteroid 2021 vy7

Asteroid 2021 VY7 to fly past Earth at 0.83 LD on November 11

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 VY7 will fly past Earth at a distance of 0.83 LD / 0.00213 AU (318 650 km / 198 000 miles) at 16:51 UTC on November 11, 2021. This is the 126th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the...

November 11, 2021

asteroid 2021 vu4

Asteroid 2021 VU4 to fly past Earth at 0.28 LD on November 10

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 VU4 will fly past Earth at a distance of 0.28 LD / 0.00072 AU (107 710 km / 66 930 miles) from the center of our planet at 19:46 UTC on November 10, 2021. This is the 124th known asteroid to fly past Earth within 1 lunar...

November 10, 2021

asteroid 2021 vk3

Three asteroids to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance today

At least 3 asteroids are expected to fly past Earth within 1 lunar distance from the center of our planet on November 8, 2021. The objects are designated as 2021 VL3, 2021 VN3, and 2021 VM3. With 2021 VK3 on November 7, this makes 4 <1 LD asteroid flybys in 24...

November 08, 2021

asteroid 2021 vh

Asteroid 2021 VH flew past Earth at just 0.08 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 VH flew past Earth at 0.08 LD / 0.00020 AU (29 919 km / 18 591 miles) from the center of our planet at 10:33 UTC on November 1, 2021. This is about 23 500 km (14 600 miles) from the surface. Since the start of the year,...

November 03, 2021

asteroid 2021 ua1

Asteroid 2021 UA1 flew past Earth at just 0.02 LD - 3rd closest on record

A newly-discovered asteroid designated as 2021 UA1 flew past Earth at a very close distance of just 0.02 LD / 0.0000630 AU (9 424 km / 5 856 miles) from the center of our planet at 03:07 UTC on October 25, 2021. This is about 3 000 km (1 800 miles) from the surface....

October 27, 2021

asteroid 2021 ul

Asteroid 2021 UL flew past Earth at 0.09 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 UL flew past Earth at a distance of 0.09 LD / 0.00024 AU (35 900 km / 22 300 miles) from the center of our planet at 12:13 UTC on October 16, 2021. This is the 107th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance...

October 19, 2021

asteroid 2021 tg14

Asteroid 2021 TG14 to fly by Earth at 0.6 LD on October 18

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 TG14 will fly by Earth at 0.65 LD / 0.00167 AU (249 828 km / 155 236 miles) at 00:51 UTC on October 18, 2021. This is the 106th known asteroid to fly past Earth within 1 LD this year and the 12th so far this month. 2021...

October 17, 2021

asteroid 2021 te13

Asteroid 2021 TE13 flew past Earth at 0.07 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 TE13 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.07 LD / 0.00018 AU (26 927 km / 16 732 miles) from the center of our planet at 09:53 UTC on October 12, 2021. This is the 101st known asteroid to fly past Earth within 1 lunar...

October 14, 2021

asteroid 2021 tx

Asteroid 2021 TX flew past Earth at 0.1 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 TX flew past Earth at 21:29 UTC on October 1, 2021, at a distance of 0.11 LD / 0.00028 AU (41 890 km / 26 030 miles) from the center of our planet. This is the 95th known asteroid to fly past Earth within 1 lunar distance...

October 04, 2021

asteroid 2021 sp

Asteroid 2021 SP flew past Earth at just 0.03 LD - closest flyby in 2021, 10th closest on record

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 SP flew past Earth at a distance of 0.03 LD or 0.0000943 AU (14 107 km / 8 765 miles) from the center of our planet or about 7 700 km (4 780 miles) from the surface on September 17, 2021. This is now the closest asteroid...

September 23, 2021

asteroid 2021 rr5

Asteroid 2021 RR5 to fly by Earth at 0.20 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 RR5 will fly by Earth at a distance of 0.20 LD / 0.00053 AU (79 300 km / 49 250 miles) at 17:44 UTC on September 12, 2021. This is the 86th known asteroid to fly by Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the...

September 11, 2021

asteroid 2021 rg6

Asteroid 2021 RG6 to fly by Earth at 0.22 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 RG6 will fly past Earth at a distance of 0.22 LD / 0.00057 AU (85 270 km / 52 980 miles) from the center of our planet at 15:31 UTC on September 11, 2021. Since the start of the year, our sky surveys have identified a...

September 11, 2021

asteroid 2021 rs2

Asteroid 2021 RS2 flew past Earth at an exceptionally close distance of 0.06 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 RS2 flew past Earth at a distance of just 0.06 LD / 0.00015 AU (22 440 km / 13 945 miles) from the center of our planet at 07:28 UTC on September 8, 2021. This is the 81st known asteroid to fly by Earth within 1 lunar...

September 08, 2021

asteroid 2021 pa17

Asteroid 2021 PA17 flew past Earth at 0.17 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 PA17 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.17 LD / 0.00045 AU (67 320 km / 41 830 miles) from the center of our planet at 14:11 UTC on August 14, 2021. This is the 75th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance...

August 16, 2021