“(2014 RE11)” comes closest to earth! A total of 11 near-Earth asteroids reach the closest point in their orbit today. A glimpse of the largest asteroids on September 5, 2022 near Earth.
NASA currently knows of more than 1.1 million asteroids. Thousands more of these generally irregularly shaped rock bodies are discovered every month. Particular attention is paid to the so-called near-Earth asteroids, which do not move around the sun like most asteroids in the asteroid belt, but rather come closer to Earth’s orbit and can therefore also become dangerous for the planet. Earth. In this article, we give you an overview of all the near-Earth asteroids that have reached the closest point in their orbit today.
On Monday, September 5, 2022, a total of 11 asteroids will reach their nearest station during the day.
Largest near-Earth asteroids today
“(2015 ED7)” is currently the largest with an estimated diameter of 184 to 411 meters asteroid near the ground. “(2015 ED7)” will make its closest approach to Earth today at 08:16. The second largest near-Earth asteroid is “(2012 SY20)” and has an estimated diameter of 80 to 179 meters. “(2014 RE11)” today ranks 3rd among the largest near-Earth asteroids (77 m – 171 m).
This asteroid comes particularly close to Earth today
The closest thing to Earth today is the asteroid “(2014 RE11)”. It approaches our planet at 9:01 a.m. at a distance of up to 23.1 million km.
The asteroid that has come closest to us so far without impacting Earth was “(2020 HQ)”. On August 16, 2020, it flew past the Earth at a speed of around 44,000 km/h, just 3,000 km away. Coming from the direction of the sun, the experts did not see it coming: it was spotted only 6 hours after its overflight. It probably wouldn’t have caused much damage on Earth even if it had collided. Due to its small size, only 3–6 m in diameter, it is assumed that it would have burned up in the atmosphere if it had come close.
Potentially dangerous asteroids
Potentially hazardous asteroids are asteroids that approach within 0.05 AU (about 7.5 million km) and have an absolute luminosity of 22 mag or less. They are therefore considered large enough (at least about 140 m in diameter) to cause considerable damage in the event of an impact. About 20% of near-Earth asteroids are classified as potentially hazardous.
There are no potentially dangerous asteroids near Earth today.
9 cruisers in Earth orbit near Earth
Asteroids that cross Earth’s orbit are also called orbital cruisers. Near-Earth type asteroids Apollo cross Earth’s orbit from outside, near-Earth type asteroids Aten cross Earth’s orbit from within. Today, a total of 9 cruisers in Earth orbit are approaching our planet.
Apollo asteroids near Earth today: “(2013 PG10)”, “(2015 ED7)”, “(2018 EU1)”, “(2020 FF4)”
Asteroids near Earth Aten today: “(2002 AO11)”, “(2008 WT62)”, “(2014 RE11)”, “(2018 VC7)”, “(2021 JF)”
Amor and Atira type asteroids do not cross Earth’s orbit. While the hard to find Atira-Asteroids move completely inside Earth’s orbit, approaching type asteroids Cupid Earth’s orbit from outside.
- Amor near-Earth asteroids today: “(2012 SY20)”, “(2020 RX2)”
All near-Earth asteroids today at a glance
|Last name||distance||Cut||the rapidity||Type||Meet close to the earth|
|(2014 RE11)||23.1 million kilometers||77 – 171 meters||95297km/h||Aten||09/05/2022 at 09:01|
|(2002 AO11)||29.3 million kilometers||77 – 171 meters||33536km/h||Aten||09/05/2022 at 2:41 PM|
|(JF 2021)||31.4 million kilometers||15 – 33 meters||32060km/h||Aten||09/05/2022 at 16:12|
|(2013 PG10)||34.9 million kilometers||7 – 16 meters||18352km/h||Apollo||09/05/2022 at 02:27|
|(ED7 2015)||35.9 million kilometers||184 – 411m||104603km/h||Apollo||09/05/2022 at 08:16|
|(VC7 2018)||42 million kilometers||9 – 20 meters||47125km/h||Aten||09/05/2022 at 01:56|
|(2018 EU1)||49.9 million kilometers||12 – 27 meters||73326km/h||Apollo||09/05/2022 at 08:42|
|(RX2 2020)||56 million kilometers||37 – 82 meters||77942km/h||Cupid||09/05/2022 at 04:27|
|(2012 SY20)||56.1 million kilometers||80 – 179 meters||30572km/h||Cupid||05.09.2022 at 10:30 p.m.|
|(2008WT62)||57.4 million kilometers||64 – 143 meters||61352km/h||Aten||05.09.2022 at 1:50 p.m.|
|(FF4 2020)||64.4 million kilometers||7 – 16 meters||51630km/h||Apollo||09/05/2022 at 17:01|
+++ Editorial note: This text was created automatically based on current NASA data. If you have any comments or questions, please contact [email protected] +++
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