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

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….

Asteroid 2021 UL flew past Earth at 0.09 LD

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…

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

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…

Asteroid 2021 TE13 flew past Earth at 0.07 LD

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…

Asteroid 2021 TX flew past Earth at 0.1 LD

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…

Asteroid 2021 RR5 to fly by Earth at 0.20 LD

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…

Asteroid 2021 RG6 to fly by Earth at 0.22 LD

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…

Asteroid 2021 PA17 flew past Earth at 0.17 LD

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…