Today 9 asteroids have reached their closest point of orbit, 1 of which is potentially dangerous! Overview of the largest asteroids currently near Earth and potential hazards.
NASA is currently aware of more than 1.1 million asteroids. Thousands more 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 even to the blue planet. In this article, we provide you with an overview of all the near-Earth asteroids that have reached their closest point in their orbit today.
On Sunday, October 9, 2022, a total of nine asteroids will reach their nearest station during the day, including 1 potentially more dangerous. small star,
Today’s Largest Near-Earth Asteroid
“(2018 UC2)” With an estimated diameter of 111 to 248 m, it is currently the largest asteroid near Earth. “(2018 UC2)” will make its closest approach to Earth today at 05:45. The second largest near-Earth asteroid is “(2015TF)” And it has an estimated diameter of 97 to 216 meters. “(2019 UN3)” Today ranks third among the largest near-Earth asteroids (38 m – 86 m).
This Asteroid Is Coming Especially Close to Earth Today
Asteroid is the closest object to Earth today “(2022 FX1)”, It reaches our planet at 3:51 pm at a distance of up to 13.5 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 to have burned up in the atmosphere if it came closer.
Potentially dangerous asteroid near Earth today
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.
Today there is 1 potentially dangerous asteroid near Earth: “(2018 UC2)”.
First View: 04/23/2014
Last Viewed: 10.11.2020
Absolute magnitude: 21.9 mag (faint)
Approximate Diameter: 111m to 248m
Distance: 37.9 million km
Speed: 62792.47 km/h (17.44 km/s)
Time of shortest distance from Earth: 09/10/2022 at 05:45
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: “(2015 TF)”, “(2018 UC2)”, “(2020 BL13)”, “(2021 TS10)”
Aten asteroids near Earth today: “(2013 TG135)”, “(2019 FF)”, “(2019 UN3)”, “(2022 FX1)”
Amor and Atira type asteroids do not cross the 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: “477719 (2010 SG15)”
All Near-Earth Asteroids Today at a Glance
|surname||distance||Shape||pace||type||close to earth placement|
|(2022 FX1)||13.5 million km||19 – 41 square meters||36051km/h||atten||10/09/2022 at 3:51 pm|
|477719 (2010 SG15)||13.8 million km||24 – 54 square meters||17998km/h||Cupid||09/10/2022 06:26|
|(2021 TS10)||27.5 million km||20 – 46 square meters||36514km/h||Apollo||09.10.2022 at 6.20 PM|
|(2018 UC2)||37.9 million km||111 – 248 square meters||62792km/h||Apollo||09.10.2022 at 5.45 am|
|(2019 FF)||45.7 million km||15 – 33 square meters||36720 km/h||atten||10/09/2022 at 1:16 pm|
|(2015 TF)||59.4 million km||97 – 216 square meters||99572km/h||Apollo||10/9/2022 at 1:39am|
|(2019 UN3)||62.9 million km||38 – 86 square meters||86739 km/h||atten||09.10.2022 at 08.10 am|
|(2013 TG135)||70.8 million km||24 – 54 square meters||96491 km/h||atten||10/09/2022 at 6:23 pm|
|(2020 BL13)||72.7 million km||13 – 28 square meters||69207km/h||Apollo||09.10.2022 09.01|
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