Articles tagged "close approach"

asteroid 2021 gw4

Asteroid 2021 GW4 to fly past Earth at just 0.07 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 GW4 will fly by at a distance of just 0.07 LD / 0.00018 AU (26 927 km / 16 730 miles) from the center of our planet at 13:01 UTC on April 12, 2021. This is the 40th known asteroid to fly by Earth within 1 lunar distance...

April 11, 2021

asteroid 2021 fh f

Three asteroids within 1 lunar distance on March 23 - 2021 FO1, 2021 FH, and 2021 FP2

Three newly-discovered asteroids flew past Earth within 1 lunar distance on March 23, 2021 -- 2021 FO1, 2021 FH, and 2021 FP2. This pushed the number of known <1LD asteroid flybys this year to 33. 2021 FO1 was first observed at Mt. Lemmon Survey, Arizona on March...

March 24, 2021

asteroid 2021 fm2

Asteroid 2021 FM2 flew past Earth at 0.2 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 FM2 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.22 LD / 0.00056 AU (83 770 km / 52 055 miles) at 21:46 UTC on March 20, 2021. Since the start of the year, our observatories have identified a total of 33 asteroid flybys within 1...

March 24, 2021

asteroid 2021 fh

Asteroid 2021 FH to flyby Earth at 0.61 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 FH will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.61 LD / 0.00157 AU (234 870 km / 145 940 miles) from the center of our planet at 16:51 UTC on March 23, 2021. This is the 30th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance...

March 22, 2021

asteroid 2021 fo1

Asteroid 2021 FO1 to flyby Earth at 0.84 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 FO1 will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.84 LD / 0.00215 AU (320 140 km / 198 925 miles) from the center of our planet at 03:05 UTC on March 23, 2021. This is the 29th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance...

March 22, 2021

asteroid 2021 en4

Asteroid 2021 EN4 flew past Earth at 0.18 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 EN4 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.18 LD / 0.00047 AU (70 310 km / 43 640 miles) at 03:49 UTC on March 15, 2021. This is the 26th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and...

March 16, 2021

asteroid 2021 eq3

Asteroid 2021 EQ3 to flyby Earth at 0.72 LD on March 16

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 EQ3 will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.72 LD / 0.00186 AU (278 252 km / 172 897 miles) at 04:48 UTC on March 16, 2021. This is the 25th known asteroid to fly past Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year...

March 12, 2021

asteroid 2021 ef1

Asteroid 2021 EF1 to flyby Earth at 0.73 LD on March 8

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 EF1 will fly by Earth at a distance of 0.73 LD / 0.00187 AU (279 750 km / 173 830 miles) at 04:46 UTC on March 8, 2021. This is the 23rd known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year....

March 07, 2021

asteroid 2021 ea

Asteroid 2021 EA flew past Earth at 0.24 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 EA flew past Earth at a distance of 0.24 LD / 0.00063 AU (94 246 km / 58 562 miles) from the center of our planet at 15:11 UTC on March 2, 2021. This is the 22nd known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since...

March 03, 2021

asteroid 2021 dg

Asteroid 2021 DG to flyby Earth at 0.43 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 DG will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.43 LD / 0.00111 AU (166 050 km / 103 180 miles) from the center of our planet at 14:21 UTC on February 18, 2021. This is the 20th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar...

February 18, 2021

asteroid 2021 cw7

Asteroid 2021 CW7 to flyby Earth at 0.07 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 CW7 will fly by Earth at a distance of 0.07 LD / 0.00019 AU (28 420 km / 17 660 miles) at 16:14 UTC on February 14, 2021. This object was first observed at GINOP-KHK, Piszkesteto, Hungary on February 13, one day before...

February 14, 2021

asteroid 2021 ca6

Asteroid 2021 CA6 to flyby Earth at 0.43 LD on February 13

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 CA6 will fly by Earth at a distance of 0.43 LD / 0.00111 AU (166 050 km / 103 180 miles) at 15:58 UTC on February 13, 2021. This is the 16th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year...

February 12, 2021

asteroid 2021 cz3

Asteroid 2021 CZ3 flew past Earth at 0.06 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 CZ3 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.06 LD / 0.00015 AU (22 440 km / 13 950 miles) from the center of our planet at 01:50 UTC on February 9, 2021. In 2021, we had a total of 14 asteroid flybys within 1 lunar distance, of...

February 12, 2021

asteroid 2021 cq5

Asteroid 2021 CQ5 to flyby Earth at 0.46 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 CQ5 will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.46 LD / 0.00119 AU (178 021 km / 110 617 miles) at 22:35 UTC on February 11, 2021. This is the 14th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year,...

February 11, 2021

asteroid 2021 co

Newly-discovered asteroid 2021 CO to flyby Earth at 0.94 LD on February 11

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 CO will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.94 LD / 0.00242 AU (362 026 km / 224 953 miles) on February 11, 2021. This is the 12th known asteroid to flyby Earth since the start of the year and the 3rd so far this month. 2021 CO...

February 08, 2021

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