Articles tagged "close approach"

asteroid 2021 ul

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...

October 19, 2021

asteroid 2021 tg14

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...

October 17, 2021

asteroid 2021 te13

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...

October 14, 2021

asteroid 2021 tx

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...

October 04, 2021

asteroid 2021 sp

Asteroid 2021 SP flew past Earth at just 0.03 LD - closest flyby in 2021, 10th closest on record

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 SP flew past Earth at a distance of 0.03 LD or 0.0000943 AU (14 107 km / 8 765 miles) from the center of our planet or about 7 700 km (4 780 miles) from the surface on September 17, 2021. This is now the closest asteroid...

September 23, 2021

asteroid 2021 rr5

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...

September 11, 2021

asteroid 2021 rg6

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...

September 11, 2021

asteroid 2021 rs2

Asteroid 2021 RS2 flew past Earth at an exceptionally close distance of 0.06 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 RS2 flew past Earth at a distance of just 0.06 LD / 0.00015 AU (22 440 km / 13 945 miles) from the center of our planet at 07:28 UTC on September 8, 2021. This is the 81st known asteroid to fly by Earth within 1 lunar...

September 08, 2021

asteroid 2021 pa17

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...

August 16, 2021

asteroid 2021 na

Asteroid 2021 NA to fly by Earth at 0.17 LD on July 3

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 NA will fly past Earth at a distance of 0.17 LD / 0.00044 AU (65 820 km / 40 900 miles) on July 3, 2021. This is the 68th known asteroid to fly by Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year. This object was...

July 02, 2021

asteroid 2021 lg5

Asteroid 2021 LG5 flew past Earth at 0.41 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 LG5 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.41 LD / 0.00106 AU (158 573 km / 98 533 miles) at 22:19 UTC on June 12, 2021. This is the 65th known asteroid to fly past Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and...

June 14, 2021

asteroid 2021 lo2

Asteroid 2021 LO2 to fly past Earth at 0.5 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 LO2 will fly past Earth at a distance of 0.58 LD / 0.00148 AU (221 404 km / 137 574 miles) at 16:16 UTC on June 13, 2021. This the 64th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and...

June 09, 2021

asteroid 2021 lx1

Asteroid 2021 LX1 flew past Earth at 0.42 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 LX1 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.42 LD / 0.00107 AU (160 069 km / 99 462 miles) at 04:31 UTC on June 4, 2021. This is the 63rd known asteroid to fly past Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and...

June 08, 2021

asteroid 2021 kt2

Asteroid 2021 KT2 to fly past Earth at 0.76 LD on June 1

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 KT2 will fly past Earth at a distance of 0.76 LD / 0.00195 AU (291 715 km / 181 263 miles) at 22:44 UTC on June 1, 2021. This is the 61st known asteroid to fly past Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year...

June 01, 2021

asteroid 2021 kq2

Asteroid 2021 KQ2 flew past Earth at 0.46 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 KQ2 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.46 LD / 0.00119 AU (178 021 km / 110 617 miles) at 05:43 UTC on May 31, 2021. This is the 60th known asteroid to fly past Earth since the start of the year, the 9th during the month...

June 01, 2021

asteroid 2021 ko2

Asteroid 2021 KO2 flew past Earth at 0.96 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 KO2 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.96 LD / 0.00248 AU (371 002 km / 230 530 miles) from the center of our planet on May 30, 2021. This is the 59th known asteroid to fly past Earth within 1 lunar distance since the...

May 31, 2021

asteroid 2021 kn2

Asteroid 2021 KN2 flew past Earth at 0.38 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2021 KN2 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.38 LD / 0.00097 AU (145 109 km / 90 167 miles) at 02:14 UTC on May 31, 2021. This is the 58th known asteroid to fly past Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and...

May 31, 2021

asteroid 2021 ju6

Newly-discovered asteroid 2021 JU6 flew past Earth at 0.17 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 JU6 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.17 LD / 0.00044 AU (65 820 km / 40 900 miles) from the center of our planet at 15:01 UTC on May 14, 2021. This is the 57th known asteroid to fly by Earth within 1 lunar distance since...

May 17, 2021

asteroid 2021 jb6

Asteroid 2021 JB6 flew past Earth at 0.27 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 JB6 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.27 LD / 0.00071 AU (106 210 km / 66 000 miles) at 22:55 UTC on May 13, 2021. This is the 56th known asteroid to fly by Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and...

May 14, 2021

asteroid 2021 jq2

Asteroid 2021 JQ2 flew past Earth at 0.17 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 JQ2 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.17 LD / 0.00045 AU (67 320 km / 41 830 miles) at 10:47 UTC on May 8, 2021. This is the 55th known asteroid to fly by Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year. The...

May 10, 2021

asteroid 2021 js1

Asteroid 2021 JS1 flew past Earth at 0.29 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 JS1 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.29 LD / 0.00074 AU (110 700 km / 68 800 miles) from the center of our planet at 07:38 UTC on May 6, 2021. This is the 54th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since...

May 06, 2021

asteroid 2021 jv

Asteroid 2021 JV to flyby Earth at 0.36 LD on May 4

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 JV will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.36 LD / 0.00094 AU (140 620 km / 87 400 miles) at 21:29 UTC on May 4, 2021. This is the 53rd known asteroid to fly by Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year. 2021...

May 04, 2021

asteroid 2021 hn

Asteroid 2021 HN flew past Earth at 0.66 LD -- 18th within 1 LD in April

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 HN flew past Earth at a distance of 0.66 LD / 0.00170 AU (254 316 km / 158 024 miles) at 07:53 UTC on April 19, 2021. This is the 51st known asteroid to flyby Earth since the start of the year and the 18th so far this...

April 19, 2021

asteroid 2021 gn10

Asteroid 2021 GN10 to flyby Earth at 0.75 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 GN10 will fly by Earth at a distance of 0.75 LD / 0.00192 AU (287 227 km / 178 475 miles) at 22:30 UTC on April 15, 2021. This is the 44th known asteroid to fly by Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year,...

April 15, 2021

asteroid 2021 gf10

Asteroid 2021 GF10 to flyby Earth at 0.3 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 GF10 will fly by Earth at a distance of 0.30 LD / 0.00077 AU (115 190 km / 71 575 miles) at 09:29 UTC on April 15, 2021. This is the 43rd known asteroid to fly by Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year...

April 15, 2021

asteroid 2021 gc8

Asteroid 2021 GC8 to flyby Earth at 0.57 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 GC8 will fly by Earth at a distance of 0.57 LD / 0.00146 AU (218 410 km / 135 715 miles) at 22:05 UTC on April 13, 2021. This is the 42nd known asteroid to fly by Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year...

April 13, 2021

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