Asteroid 2022 GQ5 flew past Earth at just 0.05 LD – the second closest of the year

Asteroid 2022 GQ5 flew past Earth at just 0.05 LD – the second closest of the year

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2022 GQ5 flew past Earth at a distance of just 0.05 LD / 0.00013 AU (19 447 km / 12 084 miles) at 16:20 UTC on April 8, 2022. This is the 50th known asteroid to fly past Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and the second closest of the year after 2022 FD1.

Asteroid 2022 GN1 to fly by Earth at 0.3 LD

Asteroid 2022 GN1 to fly by Earth at 0.3 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2022 GN1 will fly past Earth at a distance of 0.33 LD / 0.00084 AU (125 662 km / 78 080 miles) at 03:02 UTC on April 6, 2022. This is the 45th known asteroid to fly past Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year, including 2022 GQ1 expected to fly past us on April 7 at a distance of 0.58 LD.

Asteroid 2022 EB5 impacts Earth – the 5th predicted Earth impact on record

Asteroid 2022 EB5 impacts Earth – the 5th predicted Earth impact on record

A small Apollo-class asteroid designated 2022 EB5 impacted Earth's atmosphere and disintegrated southwest of Jan Mayen island in the Arctic Ocean at around 21:22 UTC on March 11, 2022. The object was discovered at GINOP-KHK observatory by Hungarian astronomer…

Asteroid 2022 ES3 to fly past Earth at 0.8 LD

Asteroid 2022 ES3 to fly past Earth at 0.8 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2022 ES3 will fly past Earth at a distance of 0.87 LD / 0.00223 AU (333 600 km / 207 290 miles) at 19:18 UTC on March 13, 2022. This is the 35th known asteroid to fly past Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the…

Very bright fireball over central Italy

Very bright fireball over central Italy

A very bright fireball was seen over central Italy at around 18:55 UTC on March 5, 2022. The event lasted for about 9 seconds. The American Meteor Society (AMS) has received 203 reports from users in Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Slovenia and…

Asteroid 2022 DM4 to fly past Earth at 0.6 LD

Asteroid 2022 DM4 to fly past Earth at 0.6 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2022 DM4 will fly past Earth at a distance of 0.68 LD / 0.00173 AU (258 800 km / 160 800 miles) at 03:10 UTC on March 2, 2022. This is the 28th known asteroid to fly past Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the…

Bright fireball over Houston, Texas

Bright fireball over Houston, Texas

A bright fireball streaked through the night sky over Houston, Texas, U.S. at around 07:06 UTC on February 18, 2022. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 15 reports and two videos about this event. Fireball over Houston, TX on February 18, 2022 – heatmap….

Powerful farside eruption captured by Solar Orbiter in unique image

Powerful farside eruption captured by Solar Orbiter in unique image

The ESA/NASA Solar Orbiter spacecraft has captured the largest solar prominence eruption ever observed in a single image together with the full solar disc. This latest event took place on February 15, 20221 on the far side of the Sun and extended millions of…

Very bright fireball over Spain produces meteorites

Very bright fireball over Spain produces meteorites

A very bright fireball was seen and recorded over Spain at around 01:02 UTC on February 18, 2022. The event lasted 8 seconds and was brighter than the full Moon. It was generated by a meteoroid from an asteroid that hit the atmosphere at about 74 000 km/h (46 000…