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Asteroids near Earth today: their size is between 33 and 75 meters!  This rock is approaching the ground

Asteroids near Earth today: their size is between 33 and 75 meters! This rock is approaching the ground

Today 4 asteroids reach the closest point in their orbit. An overview of the largest asteroids currently near Earth.

What are the asteroids close to Earth today? Image: Adobe Stock/Matthieu

NASA is currently aware of more than 1.1 million asteroids in the solar system. Thousands of these usually irregular rocky bodies are discovered each 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 approach the Earth’s orbit and therefore can also be dangerous for the blue planet. 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, July 24, 2023, a total of 4 asteroids will reach their closest station during the day.

The largest asteroids close to Earth today

(2023 BL7) With an estimated diameter of 33 to 75 meters, it is currently the largest near-Earth asteroid. “(2023 BL7)” will make its closest approach to Earth today at 06:24. It is the second largest near-Earth asteroid (2019 WP4) Its diameter is estimated from 33 to 75 meters. (2015 MA54) Today it ranks third among the largest near-Earth asteroids (23m-52m).

This asteroid is particularly close to Earth today

The closest thing to Earth today is an asteroid (2015 MA54). It approaches our planet at 10:30 am at a distance of 6.4 million km.
The asteroid closest to us so far without hitting Earth was “(2020 QG).” On August 16, 2020, it flew over the Earth at a speed of about 44,000 km/h, just 3,000 km away. Coming from the direction of the sun, experts didn’t see it coming: It was spotted just 6 hours after it flew by. It probably wouldn’t have caused much damage on the ground even if it had crashed. Due to its small size, only 3 to 6 meters 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 those that are closer to Earth than 0.05 AU (about 7.5 million km) and have an absolute brightness of 22 mag or less. It is therefore considered large enough (at least about 140 meters in diameter) to cause significant damage in the event of an impact. About 20 percent of near-Earth asteroids are classified as hazardous.
There are no potentially dangerous asteroids near Earth today.

4 cruisers orbit near the Earth

Asteroids that cross Earth’s orbit are also called orbit cruisers. Asteroids of the near-Earth type Apollo Crossing the Earth’s orbit from the outside, asteroids of the near-Earth type I come Crossing the Earth’s orbit from the inside. Today, a total of 4 Earth orbit cruisers are approaching our planet.

  • Today’s near-Earth Apollo asteroids: “(2015 MA54)”, “(2023 BL7)”

  • Today’s near-Earth Aten asteroids: “(2014 KS76)”, “(2019 WP4)”

Asteroids of the Amur and Atera types do not cross Earth’s orbit. While it is difficult to detect AteraAsteroids move entirely within Earth’s orbit, and are approaching asteroids Cupid Earth’s orbit from the outside.

Profile of all near-Earth asteroids today

family name distance measuring Speed He writes A date close to Earth
(2015 MA54) 6.4 million km 23 – 52 AD 33136 km / h Apollo 24.07.2023 at 10.30 am
(2014 KS76) 24.2 million km 13 – 28 pm 21079 km / h I come 7/24/2023 at 5:14 AM
(2023 BL7) 38.1 million km 33-75 AD 31,636 km / h Apollo 07/24/2023 at 06:24
(2019 SS4) 66.8 million km 33-75 AD 56,875 km / h I come 07/24/2023 at 11:44 PM

+++ Editorial note: This text was automatically generated based on current data from NASA. If you have any comments or questions, please contact [email protected]. +++

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