Today 12 asteroids are reaching the closest point in their orbit, and one of them is likely to be dangerous! An overview of the largest asteroids currently near Earth and potential hazards.
NASA is currently aware of the existence of more than 1.1 million asteroids. 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 to our planet. This article gives you an overview of all the near-Earth asteroids that are reaching the closest point in their orbit today.
On Monday, December 26, 2022, a total of 12 asteroids will reach their closest station during the day, including 1 potentially more dangerous asteroid. asteroid.
The largest asteroids close to Earth today
“154020 (2002 CA10)” With an estimated diameter of 355 to 794 meters, it is currently the largest near-Earth asteroid. 154020 (2002 CA10) will make its closest approach to Earth at 6:13 PM today. It is the second largest near-Earth asteroid “452376 (2002 AC5)” Its diameter is estimated from 273 to 611 metres. (2018 YK2) Today it ranks third among the largest near-Earth asteroids (73 m – 164 m).
This asteroid is particularly close to Earth today
The closest thing to Earth today is an asteroid (2018 YK2). It approaches our planet at 1:21 am at a distance of 6 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 near Earth today
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 a collision. About 20 percent of near-Earth asteroids are classified as hazardous.
Today there is only one potentially dangerous asteroid near Earth: “452376 (2002 AC5)”.
452376 (2002 AC5)
First note: 08.01.2002
Last note: 07/25/2022
Absolute magnitude: 19.94 mag (dim)
Estimated diameter: 273 m to 611 m
Distance: 10.5 million km
Speed: 51,660.27 km/h (14.35 km/s)
The time of the shortest distance to Earth: on 12/26/2022 at 01:26
11 near-earth orbit cruisers
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 11 Earth orbit cruisers are approaching our planet.
Apollo asteroids near Earth today: “154020 (2002 CA10)”, “452376 (2002 AC5)”, “(2003 QB30)”, “(2017 FL64)”, “(2018 YK2)”, “(2020 YJ2)” (2021 PQ6) (2022 BT4)
Near Earth’s Aten asteroids today: “(2010 RX30)”, “(2010 TE55)”, “(2020 RY2)”
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.
- Amur asteroids near Earth today: “(2017 PS24)”
All near-Earth asteroids today at a glance
|family name||Distance: after||size||Speed||Writes||A date close to Earth|
|(2018 YK2)||6 million km||73 – 164 AD||54,431 km / h||Apollo||12/26/2022 at 1:21 a.m|
|(2017 FL64)||8.8 million km||5-12 m||12643 km / h||Apollo||12/26/2022 at 12:33 PM|
|452376 (2002 AC5)||10.5 million km||273-611 AD||51,660 km / h||Apollo||12/26/2022 at 1:26 a.m|
|(2020 YJ2)||11 million km||9 – 20 pm||59,184 km / h||Apollo||Dec 26, 2022 at 5:15 p.m|
|(2010 TE55)||19.6 million km||7 – 15 pm||12186 km / h||I come||12/26/2022 at 11:16 PM|
|154020 (2002 CA10)||25.9 million km||355 – 794 AD||57,219 km / h||Apollo||12/26/2022 at 6:13 PM|
|(2020 RY2)||27.1 million km||13 – 28 pm||60,261 km / h||I come||12/26/2022 at 10:11 p.m|
|(2003 QB30)||35.7 million km||12-26 AD||36,766 km / h||Apollo||12/26/2022 at 06:01 AM|
|(2021 PQ6)||48.9 million km||68 – 153 AD||45,869 km / h||Apollo||12/26/2022 at 8:37 am|
|(2022 BT4)||63.8 million km||9-21 AD||32,748 km / h||Apollo||12/26/2022 at 8:01 am|
|(2010 RX30)||68.2 million km||10 – 23 pm||60,773 km / h||I come||12/26/2022 at 12:42 PM|
|(2017 PS24)||74.1 million km||27 – 59 AD||24,723 km / h||Cupid||12/26/2022 at 10:29 a.m|
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