Near-Earth Asteroid Today: Which asteroids are closest to Earth when

Asteroids Near Earth Today: 9 Cruisers Coming to Earth Orbit!

Today 10 asteroids have reached their closest point in their orbit. Observations of the largest asteroids near Earth on December 19, 2022.

NASA currently knows of over 1.1 million asteroids. Thousands of these usually irregularly shaped rock bodies are discovered every month. Particular attention is paid to the so-called near-Earth asteroids, which do not revolve around the Sun like most asteroids in the asteroid belt, but orbit closer to Earth and therefore can be dangerous even for our home planet. In this article we give you an overview of all the near-Earth asteroids that are passing the closest point in their orbit today.
A total of 10 asteroids will reach their closest station during the day on Monday, December 19, 2022.

Biggest asteroid near earth today

“136582 (1992 BA)” Currently the largest with an estimated diameter of 277 to 619 m small star near the earth. “136582 (1992 BA)” will make its closest approach to Earth tonight at 11:07 p.m. The second largest asteroid near the earth is “420262 (2011 KD11)” And its estimated diameter is 246 to 550 meters. “(2006 QB31)” Today it ranks third among the largest near-Earth asteroids (168 m – 375 m).

This asteroid is coming especially close to the earth today.

The closest thing to Earth today is an asteroid “(2020 U)”, It approaches our planet at 05.42 at a distance of up to 20.2 million km.
The closest asteroid that has ever come to us without colliding with Earth was “(2020 QG)”. On August 16, 2020, it flew near the Earth at a speed of about 44,000 km/hr at a distance of about 3,000 km. Coming from the direction of the Sun, experts didn’t see it coming: it was only seen 6 hours after it flew by. Even if it collided, it probably would not have caused much damage to the earth. Due to its small size, only 3 to 6 meters in diameter, it is believed that it would burn up in the atmosphere if it came close enough.

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potentially dangerous asteroid

Potentially hazardous asteroids are asteroids that are closer to Earth than 0.05 AU (about 7.5 million km) and have an absolute luminosity of 22 Mag or less. They are therefore thought to be large enough (at least about 140 m in diameter) to cause significant damage in the event of a collision. About 20 percent of near-Earth asteroids are classified as potentially hazardous.
Today there are no potentially dangerous asteroids near the Earth.

6 near earth orbiter cruiser

Asteroids that cross Earth’s orbit are also called orbit cruisers. near-earth type asteroid Apollo Cross Earth’s orbit outside, near-Earth type asteroids aten Cross Earth’s orbit from within. Today a total of 6 Earth Orbit Cruisers are coming towards our planet.

  • Apollo asteroids near Earth today: “420262 (2011 KD11)”, “(2006 QB31)”, “(2020 DT2)”, “(2021 FF)”

  • Aten asteroid near Earth today: “(2020 YU)”, “(2022 PX)”

Amor and Atira type asteroids do not cross the Earth’s orbit. while hard to find ATIRA-Asteroids move entirely within Earth’s orbit, near type asteroids Cupid Earth’s orbit from outside.

  • Asteroid Amor near Earth today: “136582 (1992 BA)”, “(2017 YF1)”, “(2018 VW6)”, “(2022 WY5)”

All near-Earth asteroids today at a glance

surname distance Shape pace type close to earth placement
(2020 Yu) 20.2 million km 21 – 47m 58359 km/h aten 12/19/2022 at 5:42 am
(2018 VW6) 31.3 million km 97 – 216 m 43929 km/h Cupid 12/19/2022 at 4:43 pm
(2017 YF1) 42.3 million km 111 – 248 m 45304 km/h Cupid 12/19/2022 at 02:45 am
(2022px) 55.1 million km 37 – 82m 44385 km/h aten 12/19/2022 at 3:15 pm
420262 (2011 KD11) 65.2 million km 246 – 550 m 31883 km/h Apollo 12/19/2022 at 9:54 pm
(2020 DT2) 65.7 million km 8 – 18m 38316 km/h Apollo 12/19/2022 at 7:22 pm
(2022 WY5) 70.9 million km 123 – 275 m 20062km/h Cupid 12/19/2022 at 6:42 pm
136582 (1992 BA) 71.7 million km 277 – 619 m 24731 km/h Cupid 12/19/2022 at 11:07 pm
(2021 ff) 73.2 million km 14 – 32m 71833 km/h Apollo 12/19/2022 at 9:45 pm
(2006 QB31) 74.1 million km 168 – 375 m 117177 km/h Apollo 12/19/2022 at 10:26 pm

, Editorial note: This text was automatically generated based on existing data from NASA. If you have any comments or questions, please contact us at [email protected] ,

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