Articles tagged "close flyby"

asteroid 2017 FJ101 flyby march 30 2017

Asteroid 2017 FJ101 to flyby Earth at 0.83 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2017 FJ101 will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.83 LD (~318 720 km / 198 034 miles) from the surface of our planet on Thursday, March 30, 2017. This is the 13th asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since January 9,...

March 29, 2017

asteroid 2017 FD3 flyby march 17 2017

Asteroid 2017 FD3 flew past Earth at 0.45 LD

A newly discovered asteroid 2017 FD3 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.45 LD (~172 800 / 107 372 miles) from the surface on March 17, 2017, two days before it was discovered. 2017 FD3 has an estimated size between 7.8 and 17 m (25 - 55 feet) and it belongs to the...

March 22, 2017

asteroid 2017 FM1 flyby march 20 2017

Asteroid 2017 FM1 flew past earth at 0.32 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2017 FM1 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.32 LD (~122 880 km / 76 354 miles) from the surface at 22:38 UTC on March 20, 2017. This is the 11th asteroid to flyby within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and the...

March 21, 2017

asteroid 2017 FN1 flyby march 20 2017

Asteroid 2017 FN1 flew past Earth at 0.15 LD

A newly discovered, car-sized asteroid 2017 FN1 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.15 LD (~57 600 km/ 35 790 miles) from the surface at 21:01 UTC on March 20, 2017. This is the 10th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year....

March 21, 2017

asteroid 2017 FS flyby march 19 2017

Asteroid 2017 FS flew past Earth at 0.27 LD

A newly discovered asteroid 2017 FS flew past Earth at 0.27 LD (103 680 km / 64 423 miles) from the surface at 03:33 UTC on March 19, 2017. It was first observed at Mt. Lemmon Survey on March 17. The estimated diameter of this object is between 4.2 and 9.4 m (13.8 -...

March 19, 2017

asteroid 2017 DS109 flyby march 5 2017

Asteroid 2017 DS109 to flyby Earth at 0.90 LD

Asteroid 2017 DS109 will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.90 LD (345 600 km / 214 745 miles) from the surface of our planet at 14:29 UTC on March 5, 2017. This asteroid belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids. It was first observed by Pan-STARRS 1, Haleakala on...

March 04, 2017

5asteroid 2017 EA flyby march 02 2017

Asteroid 2017 EA flew past Earth at 0.05 LD

A newly discovered asteroid named 2017 EA flew past Earth at an extremely close distance of 0.05 LD (19 200 km / 11 930 miles) from the surface of our planet at 14:05 UTC on March 2, 2017. This is the 7th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since...

March 02, 2017

asteroid 2017 DV36 flyby february 27 2017

Asteroid 2017 DV36 flew past Earth at 1.02 LD

A newly discovered asteroid named 2017 DV36 flew past Earth at 1.02 LD (391 680 km / 243 378 miles) on February 27, 2017. Its closest approach occurred at 02:57 UTC. 2017 DV36 belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids. It was discovered by Mt. Lemmon Survey on...

February 27, 2017

asteroid 2017 DR34 flyby february 25 2017

Asteroid 2017 DR34 to flyby Earth at 0.57 LD

A newly discovered asteroid named 2017 DR34 will make a very close approach to Earth, passing only 0.57 LD (218 880 km / 136 005 miles) from the surface of our planet on February 25, 2017. This is the second near-Earth asteroid to flyby within 1 lunar distance since...

February 24, 2017

asteroid 2017 DG16 flyby february 23 2017

Asteroid 2017 DG16 to flyby Earth at 0.34 LD

A newly discovered asteroid named 2017 DG16 will flyby Earth at a very close distance of 0.34 LD (130 560 km / 81 126 miles) from the surface of our planet at 21:08 UTC on February 23, 2017. This is the fifth known near-Earth asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar...

February 23, 2017

asteroid 2017 DB flyby february 20 2017

Asteroid 2017 DB to flyby Earth at 1.82 LD

A newly discovered asteroid named 2017 DB will flyby Earth at 1.82 LD (698 880 km / 434 264 miles) on February 20, 2017. The estimated size of 2017 DB is between 10 and 23 m (32 - 75 feet). At the time of its closest approach, at 16:33 UTC, 2017 DB will flyby us at...

February 19, 2017

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Asteroid 2017 DF to flyby Earth at 2.09 LD on February 19

A newly discovered asteroid 2017 DF will flyby Earth at a distance of 2.09 LD (802 560 km / 498 687 miles) at 09:27 UTC on February 19, 2017. Asteroid 2017 DF has an estimated diameter between 13 and 28 m (43 - 92 feet) and belongs to Apollo group of asteroids. It...

February 18, 2017

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Comet 45P to flyby Earth on February 11, 2017

After more than 5 years, Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova, also known as the Green Comet, will make another close approach to Earth. It can be seen using small telescopes, but 45P has lost its tail after it passed the perihelion (closest approach to the Sun)....

February 08, 2017

asteroid 2017 bs32 february 2 2017

Asteroid 2017 BS32 to flyby Earth at 0.41 LD

A newly discovered asteroid 2017 BS32 will flyby Earth on February 2, 2017 at a distance of 0.41 LD from the surface. This near-Earth object belongs to the Aten group of asteroids. 2017 BS32 was discovered on January 30 by Pan-STARRS 1, Haleakala. Its estimated size...

January 31, 2017

asteroid 2017 BH30 flyby january 30 2017

Asteroid 2017 BH30 to flyby Earth at 0.17 LD

A newly discovered asteroid named 2017 BH30 will make an extremely close approach to our planet on January 30, 2017. This is the third very close approach (below 1 LD) since January 9 and the closest one. It is also the closest asteroid flyby since September 6,...

January 29, 2017

asteroid 2017 BX flyby january 25 2017

Newly discovered asteroid 2017 BX to flyby Earth at 0.68 LD

A newly discovered Apollo-class asteroid 2017 BX will flyby Earth at 0.68 LD (261 120 km / 162 252 miles) from the surface of our planet on January 25, 2017. Its estimated size is between 4 and 14 m (13 and 46 feet). At the time of its closest approach to Earth -...

January 22, 2017

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Newly discovered asteroid 2017 AG13 to flyby Earth at 0.53 LD

A newly discovered asteroid named 2017 AG13 will make a very close approach to our planet on January 9, 2017. This asteroid belongs to Aten group of asteroids. 2017 AG13 has an estimated size between 11 and 34 m (36 and 111 feet). It will flyby our planet at 12:47...

January 08, 2017

Asteroid 2016 YJ FlyBy December 21 2016 Orbital Diagram

Asteroid 2016 YJ to flyby Earth at 1.2 LD

A newly discovered asteroid 2016 YJ will flyby Earth at 1.2 LD (460 800 km / 286 330 miles) from the surface on December 22, 2016. 2016 YJ is Apollo-class near-Earth asteroid, discovered on December 18, with an estimated size of 10 - 23 m (32.8 - 75.4 feet). It...

December 21, 2016

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Asteroid 2016 XW20 to flyby Earth on December 13

Newly discovered asteroid 2016 XW20 will flyby Earth on December 13, 2016, passing just 1.8 LD (691 200 km / 429 491 miles) from the surface of our planet at a relative velocity of 8.42 km/s. The closest approach is expected at 00:18 UTC. This asteroid was...

December 11, 2016

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4.8 km wide asteroid to flyby Earth at 57.2 LD

A 4.8 km (2.98 miles) wide asteroid named 5143 Heracles will make a close approach to Earth on November 28, 2016, passing 57.2 LD (21.9 million km / 13.6 million miles) from the surface. Heracles will safely flyby our planet at 23:29 UTC at a relative velocity of...

November 26, 2016

2016 ww2 close approach 2016

Small asteroid to flyby Earth at 0.3 LD on November 25, 2016

A small asteroid named 2016 WW2 will make a close approach to our planet at 0.33 LD (126 720 km / 78 740 miles) from the surface on November 25, 2016. 2016 WW2 is Apollo-class asteroid with an estimated size of 4.2 - 9.4 m (13.7 - 30.8 feet), discovered by Mt....

November 24, 2016

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Small asteroid flew past Earth at 0.5 LD

A small asteroid named 2016 WT made a close approach to Earth at 06:54 UTC on November 17, 2016 at just 0.49 LD (188 160 km / 116 917 miles) from the surface of the planet. This is an Apollo class asteroid with an estimated size of 2 - 5 m (6.5 - 16.4 feet). It flew...

November 22, 2016

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Atira class asteroid 2016 VB1 to flyby Earth at 0.68 LD on November 7, 2016

A newly discovered asteroid 2016 VB1 will flyby Earth at 0.68 LD (261 120 km / 162 252 miles) from the surface on November 7, 2016. The closest approach is expected at 15:56 UTC. This is a rare, Atira class asteroid first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on November 5,...

November 06, 2016

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Asteroid 2016 VA to flyby Earth at 0.25 LD on November 2, 2016

A newly discovered asteroid 2016 VA will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.25 LD (96 000 km / 59 000 miles) from the surface at 00:42 UTC on November 2, 2016. Asteroid 2016 VA was discovered on November 1, 2016 by Mt. Lemmon Survey. It's estimated size is 6 - 22 m...

November 01, 2016

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Asteroid 2016 RB1 to flyby Earth at 0.1 LD on September 7, 2016

Newly discovered asteroid 2016 RB1 will make a very close flyby of Earth on September 7, 2016, passing at 0.1 LD (38 400 km / 23 860 miles) from the surface of our planet. The size of 2016 RB1, based on absolute magnitude, is estimated to be between 7.3 and 16 m (24...

September 06, 2016

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Asteroid 2016 QA2 makes exceptionally close Earth flyby hours after discovery

Asteroid 2016 QA2 made an exceptionally close flyby of our planet at 01:24 UTC on August 28, 2016, just hours after it was discovered. Its estimated size is 34 meters (111.5 feet), between 16 and 52 meters (52 - 170 feet). This is about twice as big as the asteroid...

August 29, 2016

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Asteroid 2016 LT1 to pass close to Earth (0.4 LD) on June 7, 2016

A newly discovered asteroid 2016 LT1 will pass extremely close to Earth, between the Moon and Earth, at 20:25 UTC on June 7, 2016. This is a small asteroid discovered on June 4 by the Panstarrs survey in Hawaii. Its estimated size is about 4.2 to 9.5 meters (13.7...

June 07, 2016

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Observations of comet P/2016 BA14 while making one of the closest-ever comet flybys of Earth

Astronomers were watching comet Pan-STARRS (P/2016 BA14) on March 22 as it made the third closest-ever comet flyby of Earth in recorded history. At the time of its closest approach, the comet was about 3.6 million km (2.2 million miles) away from the surface of our...

March 25, 2016

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'Twin comets' to safely fly past Earth

Two Jupiter-family comets - 252P/LINEAR and P/2016 BA14 (PANSTARRS) - will safely fly past Earth on March 21 and 22, 2016 at a distance of 5.2 million km (3.3 million miles) and 3.5 million km (2.2 million miles), respectively. The two comets have intriguingly...

March 21, 2016

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Asteroid 2016 EF195 detected 4 days after very close flyby

Newly discovered asteroid 2016 EF195 made a very close approach to Earth on March 11 and flew by us at 0.08 lunar distances. The closest approach occurred at 04:35 UTC at about 31 565 km (0.000211 AU / 0.08 LD / 19 613 miles) from the surface of our planet. This...

March 18, 2016

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Asteroid 2013 TX69 to safely pass Earth on March 5

2013 TX68, the small asteroid that flew by our planet two years ago is now coming back again for another flyby on March 5, 2016. This time, the asteroid might make a much closer pass though still at a safe distance. Two years ago, 2013 TX68 flew by Earth at a...

February 04, 2016

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Asteroid 2014 RC to flyby through Earth-Moon system on September 7, 2014

Newly discovered 20-meters wide (60 feet) asteroid named 2014 RC will enter the Earth - Moon system on Sunday, September 7, 2014, and flyby just 40 000 km (25 000 miles / 0.1 LD) from Earth. That's almost inside the orbit of geosynchronous

September 05, 2014

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Asteroid 2013 ET to make close approach on March 9, 2013

A newly discovered Asteroid 2013 ET is making a close flyby, just days after another space rock made an even closer approach to our planet. The Catalina Sky Survey discovered Asteroid 2013 ET on March 3, 2013. and estimated its size at around 100 meters (64 meters...

March 09, 2013

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Record-setting flyby of Asteroid 2012 DA14 set for February 15, 2013

The Earth expects record-setting close flyby on February 15, 2013 when a chunk of space rock about 50 meters wide, designated as Asteroid 2012-DA14, will fly near our planet quite rapidly, at a speed of about 7.8 kilometers/second (17,400 miles/hour) in a

February 11, 2013

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PHA asteroids 2012 QG42 and 2012 QC8 to flyby Earth on September 14

On September 14, 2012 a pair of asteroids will make close flyby near the Earth and Moon. A 300-meter space rock 2012 QG42 comes from the inner asteroid belt and it will pass 2.8 million km (7.4 lunar distances) from Earth. 1.1 km in diameter 2012 QC8 is coming from...

September 12, 2012

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Near-Earth asteroid 2012 DA14 to make extremely close approach in February 2013

Small asteroid 2012 DA14 will make an extremely close approach on February 15, 2013. It will pass by Earth at a distance of about 27 000 km (17 000 miles/no closer than 0.000181 AU) from the center of the Earth; within about 3.5 Earth radii of the Earth's...

August 22, 2012