Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Near-Earth Asteroids Today: Which Asteroids Are Roaming Near Earth?

11 asteroids will reach their closest orbit to Earth this Saturday. Observation of the largest near-Earth asteroids on 08/13/2022.

NASA is currently aware of more than 1.1 million asteroids in the Solar System. 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 also be dangerous to Earth. This article gives you an overview of all the near-Earth asteroids that are passing by the closest point in their orbit today.
A total of 11 asteroids will reach their nearest station during the day on Saturday, August 13, 2022.

Today’s Largest Near-Earth Asteroid

“415987 (2002 AE9)” Currently 408 to 912 m. is the largest with an estimated diameter of small star near the earth. “415987 (2002 AE9)” will make its closest approach to Earth at 03:31 today. The second largest near-Earth asteroid is “(2014 YY43)” And it has an estimated diameter of 367 to 820 meters. “(2015 TP23)” Today ranks third among the largest near-Earth asteroids (320 m – 715 m).

This Asteroid Is Coming Especially Close to Earth Today

Asteroid is the closest object to Earth today “(2021 BZ2)”, It reaches our planet at 4:36 pm at a distance of 10.9 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 did not 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 asteroids

Potentially dangerous asteroids are asteroids that are close to 0.05 AU (about 7.5 million km) and have an absolute luminosity of 22 mag or less. Therefore they are assumed to be large enough (at least about 140 meters in diameter) to cause significant damage in the event of a collision. 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 the 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: “415987 (2002 AE9)”, “(2010 JA)”, “(2014 YY43)”, “(2018 HO1)”, “(2021 BZ2)”, “(2021 TJ14)”

  • Near Earth Aten asteroid today: “(2021 UH2)”, “(2022 FP2)”

Amor and Atira type asteroids do not cross Earth’s orbit. While hard to find shoot-Asteroids move entirely within Earth’s orbit, approaching asteroids amoro Earth’s orbit from outside.

  • Near-Earth Amor asteroid today: “(2015 OT78)”, “(2015 TP23)”, “(2016 OJ)”

All Near-Earth Asteroids Today at a Glance

NamedistanceShapepacetypeclose to earth placement
(2021 BZ2)10.9 million km46 – 103 square meters31281 km/hApollo8/13/2022 at 4:36 pm
(2010 and)22.1 million km11 – 24 square meters24441 km/hApollo08/13/2022 at 2:36 pm
(2021 UH2)25.4 million km25 – 56 square meters18292 km/hatten08/13/2022 at 4:23 pm
(2015 OT78)26.8 miles km88 – 197 square meters24735 km/hamoro08/13/2022 at 4:45 pm
(2022 FP2)31.2 million km6 – 13 square meters17380 km/hatten08/13/2022 at 12:59 pm
415987 (2002 AE9)42 mio km408 – 912 square meters93703 km/hApollo08/13/2022 03:31
(2015 TP23)43.3 million km320 – 715 square meters7620 km/hamoro08/13/2022 at 12:41 pm
(2016 OJ)44.5 million km127 – 284 square meters45959 km/hamoro08/13/2022 at 2:57 pm
(2014 YY43)51.9 million km367 – 820 square meters113363 km/hApollo8/13/2022 at 3:34 pm
(2021 TJ14)60.9 million km32 – 70 square meters28785 km/hApollo08/13/2022 at 06:40 am
(2018 HO1)61.8 million km23 – 52 square meters22196 km/hApollo08/13/2022 07:46

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