Articles tagged "close approach"

asteroid 2021 ah8

Asteroid 2021 AH8 flew past Earth at 0.14 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 AH8 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.14 LD / 0.00035 AU (52 360 km / 32 534 miles) from the center of our planet at 19:22 UTC on January 4, 2021. This is the 9th known asteroid to fly past Earth since the start of the...

January 26, 2021

asteroid 2021 br2

Asteroid 2021 BR2 flew past Earth at 0.19 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 BR2 flew past Earth at 0.19 LD / 0.00049 AU (73 300 km / 45 550 miles) from the center of our planet at 02:25 UTC on January 16, 2021. This is the 8th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start...

January 21, 2021

asteroid 2021 bo

Asteroid 2021 BO flew past Earth at 0.06 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 BO flew past Earth at 0.06 LD / 0.00016 AU (23 935 km / 14 900 miles) at 08:19 UTC on January 18, 2021. On the same day, at 01:16 UTC, another asteroid -- designated 2021 BK -- flew past us at a distance of 0.59 LD...

January 18, 2021

asteroid 2021 as2

Asteroid 2021 AS2 to flyby Earth at 0.28 LD on January 9

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 AS2 will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.28 LD / 0.00072 AU (107 710 km / 66 900 miles) at 09:39 UTC on January 9, 2020. This is the 3rd known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year. In...

January 08, 2021

asteroid 2021 ah

Asteroid 2021 AH flew past Earth at 0.13 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 AH flew past Earth at a distance of 0.13 LD / 0.00033 AU (49 367 km / 30 675 miles) from the center of our planet at 23:37 UTC on January 3, 2021. This is the second known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance...

January 04, 2021

asteroid 2021 aa

Asteroid 2021 AA flew past Earth at 0.6 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 AA flew past Earth at a distance of 0.62 LD / 0.00159 AU (237 860 km / 147 800 miles) from the center of our planet at 13:16 UTC on January 1, 2021. This is the first known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance...

January 03, 2021

asteroid 2020 ys4

Asteroid 2020 YS4 flew past Earth at 0.25 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2020 YS4 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.25 LD / 0.00064 AU (95 742 km / 59 491 miles) at 22:27 UTC on December 28, 2020. This is the 107th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year...

December 29, 2020

asteroid 2020 ys2

Asteroid 2020 YS2 flew past Earth at 0.2 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2020 YS2 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.23 LD / 0.00058 AU (86 766 km / 53 914 miles) from the center of our planet at 06:04 UTC on December 20, 2020. This is the 106th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance...

December 22, 2020

asteroid 2020 xf4

Asteroid 2020 XF4 to flyby Earth at 0.8 LD on December 16

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2020 XF4 will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.89 LD / 0.00229 AU (342 579 km / 212 868 miles) from the center of our planet on December 16, 2020. This is the 103rd known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the...

December 13, 2020

asteroid 2020 xx3

Asteroid 2020 XX3 to flyby Earth at 0.1 LD on December 18

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2020 XX3 will fly by Earth at a distance of 0.15 LD / 0.00038 AU (56 847 km / 35 323 miles) from the center of our planet on December 18, 2020. 2020 XX3 was first observed at Pan-STARRS 1, Haleakala on December 10, eight days...

December 12, 2020

asteroid 2020 xg2

Asteroid 2020 XG2 makes close approach to Earth at 0.13 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2020 XG2 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.13 LD / 0.00033 AU (49 367 km / 30 675 miles) from the center of our planet at 19:15 UTC on December 7, 2020. The event took place exactly 3 hours after 2020 XK1 flew past us at 0.05...

December 09, 2020

asteroid 2020 xk1

Newly-discovered asteroid 2020 XK1 flew past Earth at just 0.05 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2020 XK1 flew past Earth at a very close distance of just 0.05 LD / 0.00014 AU (20 943 km / 13 013 miles) from the center of our planet at 16:15 UTC on December 7, 2020. For reference, Earth's diameter is 12 742 km (7 917...

December 08, 2020

asteroid 2020 wy4

Asteroid 2020 WY4 flew past Earth at 0.29 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2020 WY4 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.29 LD / 0.00075 AU (112 198 km / 69 716 miles) at 03:19 UTC on November 24, 2020. This is the 93rd known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year,...

November 27, 2020

asteroid 2020 vt4

Asteroid 2020 VT4 makes extremely close approach to Earth at just 0.02 LD - breaks record for the closest asteroid flyby

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2020 VT4 flew past Earth at a very close distance of just 0.02 LD / 0.0000451 AU (6 746 km / 4 192 miles) from the center of our planet at 17:20 UTC on November 13, 2020. This makes it the closest known asteroid to flyby Earth,...

November 15, 2020

asteroid 2020 vp1

Asteroid 2020 VP1 flew past Earth at 0.48 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2020 VP1 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.48 LD / 0.00123 AU (184 005 km / 114 335 miles) at 06:59 UTC on November 11, 2020. This is the 90th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year...

November 11, 2020

asteroid 2020 vw

Newly-discovered asteroid 2020 VW flew past Earth at 0.58 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2020 VW flew past Earth at 0.58 LD / 0.00148 AU (221 404 km / 137 574 miles) at 09:05 UTC on November 2, 2020. This is the 87th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year, 15th since...

November 07, 2020

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

asteroid 2011 es4 f

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