“(2020 BD)” comes closest to us! A total of 9 near-Earth asteroids have reached their closest point in their orbit today. An overview of the largest asteroids currently near Earth.
NASA is currently aware of more than 1.1 million asteroids. Thousands of these and usually irregularly shaped rocks 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 come close to Earth’s orbit and therefore can be dangerous to our home planet as well. This article gives you an overview of all the near-Earth asteroids that are passing the closest point in their orbit today.
A total of nine asteroids will reach their nearest station during the day on Sunday, October 16, 2022.
Today’s Largest Near-Earth Asteroid
“155110 (2005TB)” is currently the largest with an estimated diameter of 833 to 1862 m. small star near the earth. “155110 (2005 TB)” makes its closest approach to Earth at 11:14 a.m. today. The second largest near-Earth asteroid is “401885 (2001 RV17)” And it has an estimated diameter of 213 to 476 meters. “(2015 Volkswagen)” Today ranks third among the largest near-Earth asteroids (176 m – 393 m).
This Asteroid Is Coming Especially Close to Earth Today
Asteroid is the closest object to Earth today “(2020BD)”, It reaches our planet at 1:14 am at a distance of 4.6 million km.
The asteroid that has come closest to us so far without impacting Earth was “(2020 QG)”. On August 16, 2020, it flew over the Earth, about 3,000 km away, at a speed of about 44,000 km/h. Coming from the direction of the Sun, experts didn’t see it coming: it was seen only 6 hours after it flew by. Even if it collides, it probably does not cause much damage on Earth. Due to its small size, only 3 to 6 meters in diameter, it is believed that it would have burned up in the atmosphere if it came closer.
potentially dangerous asteroids
Potentially dangerous 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 considerable damage in the event of an impact. About 20 percent of near-Earth asteroids are classified as potentially hazardous.
There are no potentially dangerous asteroids near Earth today.
8 Earth Orbiting Cruisers Near Earth
Asteroids that cross Earth’s orbit are also called orbit cruisers. Near-Earth type asteroids Apollo Out-of-Earth orbit, near-Earth type asteroids atten Crossing Earth’s orbit from within. Today a total of 8 Earth Orbit cruisers are approaching our planet.
Apollo asteroids near Earth today: “155110 (2005 TB)”, “(2006 ST131)”, “(2016 JA6)”, “(2020 BD)”, “(2020 GB1)”, “(2021 TC1)”
Aten asteroids near Earth today: “401885 (2001 RV17)”, “(2010 BK2)”
Amor and Atira type asteroids do not cross Earth’s orbit. While hard to find atira-Asteroids move entirely within Earth’s orbit, approaching asteroids Cupid Earth’s orbit from outside.
- Near-Earth Amor Asteroid Today: “(2015 VW)”
All Near-Earth Asteroids Today at a Glance
|surname||distance||Shape||pace||type||close to earth placement|
|(2020 BD)||4.6 million km||15 – 33 square meters||41046km/h||Apollo||10/16/2022 at 1:14 am|
|(2021 TC1)||9.2 million km||23 – 51 square meters||19804km/h||Apollo||10/16/2022 at 12:48 am|
|401885 (2001 RV17)||22.2 million km||213 – 476 square meters||27706km/h||atten||10/16/2022 at 6:19 am|
|(2020 GB1)||44.6 million km||11 – 25 square meters||56847km/h||Apollo||10/16/2022 at 11:30 pm|
|(2015 Volkswagen)||49.1 million km||176 – 393 square meters||47447km/h||Cupid||10/16/2022 00:24|
|(2006 ST131)||50.1 million km||133 – 298 square meters||59287km/h||Apollo||10/16/2022 at 11:45 am|
|(2016 JA6)||69 million km||15 – 33 square meters||83769km/h||Apollo||10/16/2022 at 1:15 pm|
|(2010 BK2)||71.4 million km||105 – 236 square meters||66063 km/h||atten||10/16/2022 at 7:22 am|
|155110 (2005TB)||74.6 million km||833 – 1862 square meters||84076km/h||Apollo||10/16/2022 at 11:14 am|
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