Near-Earth asteroids today: between 400 and 895 m in size! THIS piece is approaching Earth

Near-Earth asteroids today: between 400 and 895 m in size!  THIS piece is approaching Earth

11 asteroids will reach the point in their orbit closest to Earth on Wednesday. An overview of the largest asteroids currently near Earth.

NASA is currently aware of over 1.1 million asteroids in the solar system. Thousands more of these generally irregularly shaped rock bodies are discovered every month. Particular attention is paid to so-called near-Earth asteroids, which do not move around the sun like most asteroid belt asteroids, but approach Earth’s orbit and can therefore also be dangerous for our planet. of origin. 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 Wednesday, June 22, 2022, a total of 11 asteroids will reach their closest station during the day.

Largest near-Earth asteroids today

“613910 (2007 WB5)” is currently the largest with an estimated diameter of 400 to 895 meters asteroid near the ground. “613910 (2007 WB5)” makes its closest approach to Earth at 06:50 today. The second largest near-Earth asteroid is “(2007 WB5)” and has an estimated diameter of 400 to 895 meters. “(2018 YZ2)” today ranks 3rd among the largest near-Earth asteroids (384 m – 859 m).

This asteroid comes particularly close to Earth today

The closest thing to Earth today is the asteroid “(1999 CG9)”. It approaches our planet at 02:57 at a distance of up to 20.3 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 to 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 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 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 dangerous.
There are no potentially dangerous asteroids near Earth today.

6 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 6 cruisers in Earth orbit are approaching our planet.

  • Apollo asteroids near Earth today: “(1999 CG9)”, “(2007 WB5)”, “(2019 KU3)”, “(2020 YZ)”, “613910 (2007 WB5)”

  • Aten’s near-Earth asteroids today: “(2022 CG1)”

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.

  • Asteroids near Earth Amor today: “(2010 ST16)”, “(2011 ON24)”, “(2015 OM21)”, “(2018 YZ2)”, “(2022 GF5)”

All near-Earth asteroids today at a glance

Last name distance Cut the rapidity Type Meet close to the earth
(1999 CG9) 20.3 million kilometers 24 – 54 meters 10120km/h Apollo 06/22/2022 at 02:57
(GF5 2022) 31.1 million kilometers 151 – 339m 20132km/h Cupid 06/22/2022 at 2:53 p.m.
(2022 CG1) 33.7 million kilometers 8 – 18 meters 20946km/h Aten 06/22/2022 at 6:44 p.m.
(2010 ST16) 33.7 million kilometers 58 – 130 meters 49584km/h Cupid 06/22/2022 at 09:38
(YZ 2020) 39.1 million kilometers 134 – 301 meters 75346km/h Apollo 06/22/2022 at 6:07 PM
(2015 OM21) 42.5 million kilometers 84 – 188 meters 48226km/h Cupid 06/22/2022 at 00:07
(2007 WB5) 43.7 million kilometers 400 – 895 meters 74258km/h Apollo 06/22/2022 at 06:50
613910 (2007 WB5) 43.7 million kilometers 400 – 895 meters 74258km/h Apollo 06/22/2022 at 06:50
(2011 ON24) 65.1 million kilometers 67 – 149 meters 28076km/h Cupid 06/22/2022 at 09:42
(2019 KU3) 70.7 million kilometers 79 – 176 meters 24043km/h Apollo 06/22/2022 at 07:23
(YZ2 2018) 71.2 million kilometers 384 – 859m 68568km/h Cupid 06/22/2022 at 08:14

+++ 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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