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asteroid 2020 cq2

Asteroid 2020 CQ2 flew past Earth at 0.39 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2020 CQ2 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.39 LD / 0.00099 AU (148 101 km / 92 026 miles) at 02:19 UTC on February 14, 2020. This is the 14th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year...

February 17, 2020

asteroid 2020 cq1

Asteroid 2020 CQ1 flew past Earth at 0.17 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2020 CQ1 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.17 LD / 0.00043 AU (64 327 km / 39 970 miles) at 11:17 UTC on February 4, 2020. This is the 13th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year,...

February 12, 2020

asteroid 2020 cw

Asteroid 2020 CW flew past Earth at a very close distance of 0.04 LD - 8th closest on record

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2020 CW flew past Earth at a very close distance of 0.04 LD / 0.00011 AU (16 455 km / 10 225 mi) at 12:50 UTC on February 1, 2020. This is well within the orbit of our geostationary satellites ~ 35 800 km (22 300 miles). The...

February 03, 2020

asteroid 2020 ba15

Asteroids 2020 BA15 and 2020 BZ13 flew past Earth within 1 lunar distance

Two newly-discovered asteroids designated 2020 BA15 and 2020 BZ13 flew past Earth within 1 lunar distance on January 28 and 29, respectively. Since the start of the year, our sky surveys have identified a total of 9 asteroids whose orbits took them within 1 lunar...

February 02, 2020

asteroid 2020 bt14

Asteroid 2020 BT14 to flyby Earth at 0.49 LD on February 3

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2020 BT14 will flyby Earth at 08:19 UTC on February 3, 2020, at a distance of 0.49 LD / 0.00126 AU (188 493 km / 117 124 miles). This is the second known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance this month, making a...

February 02, 2020

asteroid 2020 ca

Asteroid 2020 CA to flyby Earth at 0.57 LD on February 2

A newly-discovered Aten-class asteroid designated 2020 CA will flyby Earth at 15:49 UTC on February 2, 2020, at a distance of 0.57 LD / 0.00147 AU (219 908 km / 136 645 miles). With 3 other new <1LD approaches since our last update, this is the 9th known asteroid...

February 02, 2020

asteroid 2020 ba16

Asteroid 2020 BA13 flew past Earth at 0.51 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2020 BA13 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.51 LD / 0.00132 AU (197 469 km / 122 701 miles) on January 27, 2020. This is the 5th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year. 2020 BA13...

January 31, 2020

asteroid 2020 bh6

Asteroid 2020 BH6 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.18 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2020 BH6 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.18 LD / 0.00047 AU (70 310 km / 43 689 miles) on January 25, 2020. This is the 4th and the closest asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year. The...

January 28, 2020

asteroid 2020 bb5

Asteroids 2020 BK3 and 2020 BB5 flew past Earth at 0.78 and 0.69 LD, respectively

Two newly discovered asteroids flew past Earth within 1 lunar distance since January 20, 2020. These are the second and third known asteroids to flyby Earth within 1 LD since the start of the year. The first, designated 2020 BK3 is an Apollo-class asteroid that flew...

January 24, 2020

asteroid 2020 ap1

Newly discovered asteroid 2020 AP1 flew past Earth at 0.85 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2020 AP1 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.85 LD / 0.00218 AU (326 123 km / 202 643 miles) on January 2, 2020. This is the first known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance this year. In 2019, we had 76 such...

January 06, 2020

asteroid 2019 yv4

Asteroid 2019 YV4 flew past Earth at 0.98 LD

Asteroid 2019 YV4 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.98 LD / 0.00251 AU (375 490 km / 233 319 miles) on December 25, 2019. This is the 76th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance in 2019. 2019 YV4 belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids and was first...

January 02, 2020

asteroid 2019 yu2

Asteroid 2019 YU2 flew past Earth at 0.26 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 YU2 flew past Earth at 19:28 UTC on December 23, 2019 at a distance of 0.26 LD / 0.00066 AU (98 734 km / 61 350 miles). This is the 75th known asteroid to flyby Earth since the start of the year. 2019 YU2 belongs to the...

December 27, 2019

asteroid 2019 ys

Asteroids 2019 YS and YB flew past Earth at 0.17 and 0.43 LD, respectively

Two newly discovered asteroids designated 2019 YS and 2019 YB flew past Earth within 1 lunar distance on December 18, 2019. Since the start of the year, our sky surveys have discovered a total of 75 <1LD asteroids. 2019 YS flew past us at a distance of 0.17 LD /...

December 26, 2019

perseid by k scherer

Research suggests fireball over Australia was Earth's minimoon

A new study suggests that fireball that exploded over Australia in 2016 might have been Earth's 'minimoon.' If true, this would be the second observation of a minimoon fireball ever. Objects gravitationally captured by the Earth – Moon system are...

December 04, 2019

asteroid 2019 wj4

Asteroid 2019 WJ4 flew past Earth at 0.85 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 WJ4 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.85 LD / 0.00219 AU (327 619 km / 203 573 miles) on November 30, 2019. This is the 72nd known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and 11th since...

December 02, 2019

2019 wg2

Asteroid 2019 WG2 flew past Earth at 0.47 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 WG2 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.47 LD / 0.00121 AU (181 013 km / 112 476 miles) at 08:44 UTC on November 23, 2019. Apollo-class asteroid 2019 WG2 was first observed at ATLAS-MLO, Mauna Loa, Hawaii on November 24,...

November 26, 2019

asteroid 2019 wv1

Asteroid 2019 WV1 flew past Earth at 0.72 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 WV1 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.72 LD / 0.00186 AU (278 252 km / 172 897 miles) at 23:45 UTC on November 19, 2019. This is the 70th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year....

November 25, 2019