Articles tagged "near-earth object"

asteroid 2018 wa3 f

Asteroid 2018 WA3 flew past Earth at 0.84 LD

Asteroid 2018 WA3, with an estimated diameter between 7.3 and 16 m (24 - 52 feet), flew past Earth at a distance of 0.84 LD / 0.00215 AU (323 131 km / 200 784 miles) on November 28, 2018. This object belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids. It was first observed...

December 05, 2018

asteroid 2018 wg2

Newly discovered asteroid 2018 WG2 flew past Earth at 0.52 LD

A small asteroid designated 2018 WG2 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.52 LD / 0.00134 AU (200 461 km / 124 560 miles) on November 30, 2018. Asteroid 2018 WG2 belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids. It was first observed at Mt. Lemmon Survey, Arizona and has an...

December 01, 2018

asteroid 2018 wv1

Asteroid 2018 WV1 will flyby Earth at a very close distance of 0.09 LD on December 2, 2018

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 WV1 will make a very close approach to our planet at 03:11 UTC on December 2, 2018. The object will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.09 LD / 0.00022 AU (32 911 km / 20 450 miles) - third closest this year. This object...

November 30, 2018

asteroid 2018 wz1

Newly discovered asteroid 2018 WZ1 flew past Earth at 0.28 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 WZ1 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.28 LD / 0.00073 AU (109 206 km / 67 857 miles) on November 27, 2018. This is the 69th known asteroid to fly by our planet within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and the...

November 30, 2018

asteroid 2018 we1

Asteroid 2018 WE1 flew past Earth at 0.28 lunar distances

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 WE1 flew past Earth at a very close distance of 0.28 LD / 0.00071 AU (106 214 km / 65 998 miles) on November 25, 2018. This is the 68th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and...

November 28, 2018

asteroid 2018 wa1

Newly discovered asteroid 2018 WA1 flew past Earth at 0.65 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 WA1 flew past Earth at 0.65 LD / 0.00168 AU (251 324 km / 156 165 miles) on November 13, 2018. The asteroid was first observed at Mt. Lemmon Survey on November 16, three days after it made closest approach to our planet....

November 24, 2018

asteroid 2018 wg

4 newly detected asteroids within 1 lunar distance, including second closest of the year

Four new <1 LD Apollo-class asteroids were detected at Catalina and Mt. Lemmon sky surveys on November 17, 2018. Three of them, including the second closest of the year, flew past our planet on November 16 and 18 while the fourth is expected at 23:23 UTC today,...

November 19, 2018

asteroid 2018 vc7

Asteroid 2018 VC7 to flyby Earth at 0.87 LD on November 13

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 VC7 will make a close approach to our planet at a distance of 0.87 LD / 0.00224 AU (335 099 km / 208 221) early November 13, 2018. 2018 VC7 belongs to the Aten group of asteroids. It was first observed at ATLAS-MLO, Mauna...

November 12, 2018

asteroid 2018 vt5

Asteroids 2018 VT5 and VO5 flew past Earth at 0.48 and 0.37 LD

Two newly discovered asteroids designated 2018 VT5 and 2018 VO5 flew past Earth within 1 lunar distance on November 5 and 6, 2018. Asteroid 2018 VT5 flew past Earth at 01:33 UTC on November 5 at a distance of 0.48 LD / 0.00123 AU (184 005 km/ 114 335 miles). It was...

November 10, 2018

asteroid 2018 vx1

Asteroid 2018 VX1 to flyby Earth at 0.9 LD on November 10, 2018

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 VX1 will flyby Earth at 0.99 LD / 0.00255 AU (381 474 km / 237 037 miles) at 18:21 UTC on November 10, 2018. This asteroid was first observed at Mt. Lemmon Survey on November 4, 2018, 6 days before its close approach to...

November 06, 2018

asteroid 2018 vp1

Asteroid 2018 VP1 flew past Earth at 0.39 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 VP1 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.39 LD or 0.00100 AU (149 597 km / 92 955 miles) on November 2, 2018. This is the 58th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year. 2018 VP1...

November 05, 2018

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Asteroid 2018 UA flew past Earth at 0.04 LD, 4th closest on record

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 UA flew past Earth at a very close distance of about 0.04 LD / 9.14e-5 AU (15 360 km / 9 544 miles) above Earth's surface. This is the closest known asteroid to flyby Earth since the start of the year and 4th closest...

October 19, 2018

asteroid 2018 tv5

Newly discovered asteroid 2018 TV5 flew past Earth at 0.28 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 TV5 flew past Earth at 0.28 LD / 0.00068 AU (101 726 km / 63 209 miles) on October 6, 2018. This is the 55th known asteroid to flyby Earth since the start of the year, 2nd this month and 15th since September 3. 2018 TV5...

October 15, 2018

asteroid 2018 tv

Asteroid 2018 TV to flyby Earth on October 7

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 TV will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.75 LD / 0.00190 AU (284 235 km / 176 616 miles) at 20:05 UTC on October 7, 2018. It was first observed at Mt. Lemmon Survey on October 5, 2018. ​This object belongs to the Apollo...

October 07, 2018

asteroid 2018 sn3

Asteroid 2018 SN3 flew past Earth at 0.51 LD, 13th in 28 days

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 SN3 flew past Earth at 0.51 LD / 0.00131 AU (195 973 km / 121 772 miles) on September 16, 2018. This is now the 13th known asteroid to flyby Earth in September 2018 and 53rd since the start of the year. 2018 SN3 has an...

October 04, 2018

asteroid 2018 tc

Asteroid 2018 TC flew past Earth at 0.79 LD, 12th in 28 days

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 TC flew past Earth at 0.79 LD / 0.00204 AU (305 179 km / 189 629 miles) at 20:00 UTC on September 30, 2018. 2018 TC belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids. It was first observed at ATLAS-MLO, Mauna Loa on October 2,...

October 04, 2018

asteroid 2018 sm

Asteroids 2018 SM and SD2 flew past Earth at 0.11 and 0.25 LD

Two newly discovered asteroids - 2018 SM and SD2 - flew past Earth within 1 lunar distance on September 15 and 25, 2018. Asteroid SD2 is now the 51st known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and 11th this month, making...

September 30, 2018

asteroid 2018 sc

Asteroid 2018 SC to flyby Earth at 0.70 LD on September 18

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 SC will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.70 LD / 0.00180 (296 276 km / 167 320 miles) at 14:46 UTC on September 18, 2018. This object belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids and has an estimated diameter between 6.9 and 15...

September 18, 2018

asteroid 2018 rz5

Asteroids 2018 RY5 and RZ5 flew past Earth at 0.47 and 0.13 LD, one day before discovery

Two newly discovered asteroids - 2018 RY5 and 2018 RZ5 - flew past Earth within 1 lunar distance on September 12, 2018, one day before they were first observed. RZ5 is one of the closest known asteroids to flyby us this year and RY5 one of the biggest (nominal...

September 14, 2018

asteroid 2018 rj3

Asteroid 2018 RJ3 flew past Earth at 0.44 LD, 6th in 7 days

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 RJ3 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.44 LD / 0.00112 AU (167 549 km / 104 110 miles) on September 7, 2018. This is the 6th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since September 3, including 2018 RW on...

September 10, 2018

asteroid 2018 re2

Asteroid 2018 RE2 flew past Earth at 0.99 LD on September 6

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 RE2 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.99 LD / 0.00255 AU (381 474 km / 237 037 miles). 2018 RE2 belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids. It was first observed at Palomar Mountain (ZTF) on September 7, one day after it...

September 09, 2018

asteroid 2018 rr1

Asteroid 2018 RR1 flew past Earth at 0.94 LD on September 3

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 RR1 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.94 LD / 0.00242 AU (362 026 km / 224 953 miles) on September 3, 2018. This object belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids. It was first observed at Mt. Lemmon Survey on September 7,...

September 09, 2018

asteroid 2018 rw

Asteroid 2018 RW flew past Earth at 0.44 LD on September 8

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 RW flew past Earth at a distance of 0.44 LD / 0.00114 AU (170 541 km / 105 969 miles) at 05:18 UTC on September 8, 2018. This is the 43rd known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance this year and the second since...

September 08, 2018

asteroid 2018 rs

Newly discovered asteroid 2018 RS flew past Earth at 0.28 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 RS flew past Earth at a very close distance of 0.28 LD / 0.00071 AU (106 214 km / 65 998 miles) on September 5, 2018, one day before it was discovered. Asteroid 2018 RS belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids. It was...

September 07, 2018

asteroid 2018 rc

Asteroid 2018 RC to flyby Earth at 0.58 LD on September 9

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 RC will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.58 LD / 0.00150 AU (224 396 km / 139 433 miles) on September 9, 2018. This is the 41st known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since January 1. 2018 RC was discovered at...

September 05, 2018

2018 qr1

Asteroid 2018 QR1 flew past Earth at 0.23 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 QR1 flew past Earth at a very close distance of 0.23 LD / 0.00059 AU (88 262​ km / 54 843​ miles) on August 21, 2018. This object belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids. It was first observed at Palomar Mountain...

August 30, 2018

asteroid 2018 pd20

Closest asteroid flyby of the year: 2018 PD20 flew past Earth at 0.09 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 PD20 flew past Earth at a very close distance of 0.09 LD / 0.00022 AU (33 210 km / 20 636 miles) at 14:31 UTC on August 10, 2018. This near-Earth object belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids and its estimated diameter...

August 13, 2018

asteroid 2018 nw

Asteroid 2018 NW flew past Earth at 0.32 LD, the second at 0.3 LD in 8 hours

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 NW flew past Earth at 0.32 LD / 0.00083 (124 166 km / 77 153 miles) at 03:12 UTC on July 8, 2018. Asteroid 2018 NW belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids and has an estimated diameter of 7.2 to 16 m (23 - 52 feet). It...

July 10, 2018

asteroid 2018 nx

Asteroid 2018 NX flew past Earth at 0.30 LD, one day before discovery

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 NX flew past Earth at a distance of 0.30 LD / 0.00078 AU (116 686 km / 72 505 miles) on July 7, 2018, one day before it was discovered. Asteroid 2018 NX belongs to the Aten group of asteroids. It was discovered at Palomar...

July 10, 2018

asteroid 2018 mz4

Asteroid 2018 MZ4 flew past Earth at 0.54 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 MZ4 flew past Earth at 0.54 LD / 0.00139 AU (207 941 km / 129 208 miles) on June 16, 2018, one day before it was discovered. This is 36th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year....

June 20, 2018

asteroid 2018 lv3

Asteroid 2018 LV3 to flyby Earth at 0.86 LD on June 15

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 LV3 will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.86 LD / 0.00219 AU (327 619 km / 203 573 miles) on June 15, 2018. This is the 35th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year. This...

June 12, 2018

asteroid 2018 la f

Asteroid 2018 LA explodes over South Africa and Botswana several hours after discovery

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 LA exploded somewhere along the South Africa - Botswana border region at 16:53 UTC on June 2, 2018. The asteroid was discovered several hours before it entered our atmosphere. It is possible pieces of it survived the entry...

June 03, 2018

asteroid 2018 kw1

Asteroid 2018 KW1 to flyby Earth at 0.39 LD on May 23

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 KW1 will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.39 LD or 0.00100 AU (~ 149 597 km / 92 955 miles) on May 23, 2018. This is the second known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since May 15 and 33rd this year. KW1...

May 22, 2018

asteroid 2010 wc9

Asteroid 2010 WC9 to flyby Earth at 0.53 LD on May 15

A re-discovered asteroid with an estimated diameter between 53 and 120 m (174 - 394 feet), designated 2010 WC9, will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.53 LD / 0.00136 AU (203 453 km / 126 419 miles) on May 15, 2018. This is one of the closest flybys from an asteroid of...

May 10, 2018

asteroid 2018 gr11

Asteroid 2018 GR11 flew past Earth at 0.69 lunar distances

A small asteroid designated 2018 GR11 flew past Earth at 0.69 LD or 0.00177 AU (~264 788 km / 164 531 miles) on April 7, 2018. This object was first observed on April 11 but the orbit solution was finalized on April 30. 2018 GR11 belongs to the Apollo group of...

May 01, 2018

asteroid 2018 ge3

Asteroid 2018 GE3 flew past Earth at 0.5 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 GE3 flew past Earth at a very close distance of 0.5 LD or 0.00129 AU (~192 981 km / 119 912 miles) on April 15, 2018. This is the 28th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and...

April 16, 2018

asteroid 2018 fq3

Asteroid 2018 FQ3 flew past Earth at 0.73 LD, one day before discovery

Asteroid 2018 FQ3, first observed at Catalina Sky Survey on March 20, flew past Earth at a distance of 0.73 LD / 0.00187 AU (~279 748 km / 173 827 miles) on March 19, 2018. This is Apollo class asteroid with an estimated diameter of 5.1 and 11 m (16.7 - 36 feet). ...

March 23, 2018

asteroid 2018 fe3

Asteroid 2018 FE3 flew past Earth at 0.38 LD, 3 days before discovery

A newly discovered asteroid 2018 FE3 flew past our planet at a very close distance of 0.38 LD / 0.00098 AU (~146 605 km / 91 096 miles) at 07:06 UTC on March 18, 2018. This object belongs to the Aten group of asteroids. It was first observed at Catalina Sky Survey...

March 22, 2018

asteroid 2018 fz3

Asteroid 2018 FZ3 to flyby Earth at 0.5 LD on March 23

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 FZ3 will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.5 LD / 0.00129 AU (~192 981 km / 119 912 miles) on March 23, 2018. This the 23rd known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and the 3rd since...

March 22, 2018

astoroid 2018 ez2

Asteroid 2018 EZ2 to flyby Earth at 0.56 LD on March 14

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 EZ2 will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.56 LD / 0.00144 AU (~215 420 km / 133 856 miles) on March 14, 2018. This asteroid has an estimated diameter between 13 and 29 m (42 - 95 feet) and belongs to the Apollo group of...

March 13, 2018