Articles tagged "close approach"

asteroid 2020 uf3 f

Asteroid 2020 UF3 flew past Earth at 0.11 LD, 14th of the month within 1LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2020 UF3 flew past Earth at a very close distance of 0.11 LD / 0.00029 AU (43 383 km / 26 957 miles) at 22:17 UTC on October 22, 2020. This is the 14th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance this month and the...

October 23, 2020

asteroid 2020 ua

10 newly-discovered asteroids within 1 lunar distance in 10 days

10 newly-discovered asteroids with a close approach within 1 lunar distance (<1LD asteroid) were discovered from October 12 to 18, 2020, marking a significant increase in detection and flybys of asteroids within 1 lunar distance in such a short period of time. 9...

October 18, 2020

asteroid 2020 te5

Asteroid 2020 TE5 flew past Earth at 0.15 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2020 TE5 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.15 LD / 0.00038 AU (56 847 km / 35 323 miles) at 18:18 UTC on October 9, 2020. This is the 75th known <1LD asteroid of the year. Asteroid 2020 TE5 was first observed at ATLAS-HKO,...

October 15, 2020

asteroid 2020 ta

Asteroid 2020 TA flew past Earth at 0.5 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2020 TA flew past Earth at a distance of 0.57 LD / 0.00147 AU (219 908 km / 136 645 miles) at 11:06 UTC on October 1, 2020. This is the 72nd known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year....

October 06, 2020

asteroid 2020 sw

Asteroid 2020 SW to flyby Earth at just 0.07 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2020 SW is expected to flyby Earth at just 0.07 LD / 0.00019 AU (28 423 km / 17 661 miles) at 11:18 UTC (± 06:18) on September 24, 2020. This is the 66th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the...

September 19, 2020

asteroid 2020 rf3

Asteroid 2020 RF3 to flyby Earth at 0.24 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2020 RF3 will flyby Earth at 0.24 LD / 0.00063 AU (94 246 km / 58 526 miles) at 06:49 UTC on September 14, 2020. This is the 61st known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and the second...

September 14, 2020

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Asteroid 2011 ES4 to flyby Earth at 0.32 LD

An asteroid designated 2011 ES4 will make a close approach to Earth at just 0.32 LD / 0.00048 AU (71 806 km / 44 618 miles) at 16:12 UTC on September 1, 2020. This is the 60th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year. This...

August 31, 2020

asteroid 2020 qy2

Asteroid 2020 QY2 flew past Earth at 0.17 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2020 QY2 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.18 LD / 0.00044 AU (65 823 km / 40 900 miles) at 23:50 UTC on August 20, 2020. The flyby took place just 21 minutes after 2020 PY2 and 4 days after the closest NEO flyby on record -...

August 21, 2020

asteroid 2020 qg

Asteroid 2020 QG flew past Earth at just 0.02 LD on August 16 -- the closest NEO flyby on record

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2020 QG flew past Earth at just 0.02 LD / 0.0000623 AU (9 319 km / 5 791 miles) on August 16, 2020. This is now the closest near-Earth object to flyby Earth so far this year and the closest on record. Valid 15:38 UTC on...

August 18, 2020

asteroid 2020 py2 f

Asteroid 2020 PY2 to flyby Earth at 0.9 LD on August 20

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2020 PY2 is expected to fly past Earth at a distance of 0.90 LD / 0.00232 AU (347 067 km / 215 657 miles) on August 20, 2020. This is the 51st known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year....

August 17, 2020

asteroid 2020 pa

Asteroid 2020 PA flew past Earth at 0.15 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2020 PA flew past Earth at a distance of 0.15 LD / 0.00039 AU (58 343 km / 36 252 miles) on August 1, 2020. This is the 49th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year. 2020 PA was first...

August 03, 2020

asteroid 2020 oy4

Asteroid 2020 OY4 to flyby Earth at 0.11 LD on July 28 - third closest of the year

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2020 OY4 will flyby Earth at 0.11 LD / 0.00028 AU (41 887 km / 26 027 miles) at 00:13 UTC on July 28, 2020. This is the 48th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year. It is also the...

July 27, 2020

asteroid 2020 ld

Asteroid 2020 LD flew past us at 0.8 LD - the largest within 1 lunar distance since 2011

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2020 LD flew past Earth at a distance of 0.80 LD / 0.00205 AU (306 675 km / 190 559 miles) at 08:25 UTC on June 5, 2020. This is the 45th known and the largest asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of...

June 09, 2020

asteroid 2020 kc5

Asteroid 2020 KC5 to flyby Earth at 0.96 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2020 KC5 will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.96 LD / 0.00248 AU (371 002 km / 230 530 miles) at 20:46 UTC on May 29, 2020. This is the 44th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and...

May 29, 2020

asteroid 2020 kf5

Asteroid 2020 KF5 to flyby Earth at 0.64 LD on May 28

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2020 KF5 will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.64 LD / 0.00165 AU (246 836 km / 153 377 miles) at 12:49 UTC on May 28, 2020. Another newly-discovered asteroid -- 2020 KJ4 -- will flyby us just 32 minutes later. However, as far...

May 27, 2020

asteroid 2020 kj4

Asteroid 2020 KJ4 to flyby Earth at 0.37 LD on May 28

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2020 KJ4 will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.37 LD / 0.00096 AU (143 613 km / 89 237 miles) at 13:20 UTC on May 26, 2020. This is the 42nd known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and...

May 26, 2020

asteroid 2020 jj

Asteroid 2020 JJ flew past Earth at just 0.03 LD on May 4 -- the 2nd closest of the year and 6th closest on record

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2020 JJ flew past Earth at a very close distance of 0.03 LD / 0.0000896 AU (13 403 km / 8 328 miles) at 12:05 UTC on May 4, 2020. This is the 40th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the...

May 04, 2020

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Asteroid 2020 JA to flyby Earth at 0.62 LD on May 3

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2020 JA will flyby Earth at a safe distance of 0.62 LD / 0.00160 AU (239 356 km / 148 729 miles) at 20:01 UTC on May 3, 2020. This is the 38th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year,...

May 03, 2020

asteroid 2020 hs7

Asteroid 2020 HS7 to flyby Earth at 0.11 LD on April 28

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2020 HS7 will flyby Earth at a very close distance of 0.11 LD / 0.00029 AU (43 383 km / 26 957 miles) at 18:51 UTC on April 28, 2020. This is the 36th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the...

April 28, 2020

asteroid 2020 hp6

Asteroid 2020 HP6 to flyby Earth at 0.33 LD on April 27

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2020 HP6 will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.33 LD / 0.00084 AU (125 662 km / 78 082 miles) at 14:40 UTC on April 27, 2020. This is the 34th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and...

April 27, 2020

asteroid 1998 OR2

Large asteroid 1998 OR2 to flyby Earth at 16.36 LD on April 29

A large asteroid designated 1998 OR2 is expected to flyby Earth at 16.36 LD / 0.04205 AU (6.2 million km / 3.9 million miles) at 09:56 UTC on April 29, 2020. 1998 OR2 was discovered at Haleakala in Hawaii on July 24, 1998, by NASA and the Jet Propulsion...

April 26, 2020

asteroid 2020 hx3

Asteroid 2020 HX3 will flyby Earth at 0.66 LD on April 24

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2020 HX3 will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.66 LD / 0.00169 AU (252 820 km / 157 095 miles) at 19:38 UTC on April 23, 2020. This is the 31st known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and...

April 23, 2020

asteroid 2020 gh2

Newly-discovered asteroid 2020 GH2 to flyby Earth at 0.93 LD on April 15

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2020 GH2 will flyby Earth at 0.93 LD / 0.00240 AU (359 034 km / 223 093 miles) at 12:45 UTC on April 15, 2020. This is the 29th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year. While it's...

April 13, 2020

asteroid 2020 gh

Asteroid 2020 GH to flyby Earth at 0.33 LD on April 3

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2020 GH will fly by Earth at 0.33 LD / 0.00084 AU (125 662 km / 78 082 miles) at 22:04 UTC on April 3, 2020. This is the 25th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and the 1st this...

April 03, 2020

asteroid 2020 fj4

Newly-discovered asteroid 2020 FJ4 flew past Earth at 0.67 LD on March 25

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2020 FJ4 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.67 LD / 0.00172 AU (257 308 km / 159 883 miles) at 13:43 UTC on March 25, 2020. This is the 24th known asteroid to flyby Earth since the start of the year, including 2020 FG4 on March...

March 25, 2020

asteroid 2020 fl2

Newly-discovered asteroid 2020 FL2 flew past Earth at 0.38 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2020 FL2 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.38 LD / 0.00099 AU (148 101 km / 92 026 miles) on March 22, 2020. This is the 22nd known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and the 3rd this...

March 23, 2020

asteroid 2020 fd

Newly-discovered asteroid 2020 FD to flyby Earth at 0.67 LD on March 18

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2020 FD will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.68 LD / 0.00171 AU (255 812 km / 158 954 miles) at 04:05 UTC on March 18, 2020. This is the 20th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and...

March 17, 2020

asteroid 2020 dr4

Asteroid 2020 DR4 flew past Earth at 0.24 lunar distances

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2020 DR4 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.24 LD / 0.00062 AU (92 750 km / 57 632 miles) on February 25, 2020. This is the 19th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year. Aten-class...

March 09, 2020

asteroid 2020 cd3

Asteroid 2020 CD3 flew past Earth at just 0.12 LD - Earth's second 'mini-moon'

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2020 CD3 flew past Earth at a distance of just 0.12 LD / 0.00031 AU (46 375 km / 28 816 miles) on February 13, 2020. This is the 18th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and the...

February 27, 2020

asteroid 2020 da1

Three new asteroids flew past Earth within 1 lunar distance

Three newly-discovered asteroids - designated 2020 DU, 2020 DA1, and 2020 DW - flew past Earth within 1 lunar distance over the past few days. This pushed the total number of known <1 LD asteroid flybys this year to 17. This time last year, we had just 6 such...

February 20, 2020

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