Near Earth Asteroids Today: 10 Earth Orbit Cruisers Coming!

Near Earth Asteroids Today: 10 Earth Orbit Cruisers Coming!
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“(2011 MU)” comes particularly close to us! A total of 12 near-Earth asteroids reach the closest point in their orbit today. An overview of the largest asteroids on June 23, 2022 near Earth.

NASA is currently aware of over 1.1 million asteroids in the solar system. Thousands more are discovered every month. Special 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 come close to the Earth’s orbit and can therefore also be dangerous to our home planet. This article gives you an overview of all the near-Earth asteroids that are passing the closest point in their orbit today.
On Thursday, June 23, 2022, a total of 12 asteroids will reach their closest station during the day, including 1 potentially more dangerous asteroid.

The largest near-Earth asteroids today

“20460 Robwhiteley (1999 LO28)” With an estimated diameter of 2304 to 5153 meters, it is currently the largest asteroid near Earth. “20460 Robwhiteley (1999 LO28)” will make its closest approach to Earth at 08:33 today. The second largest near-Earth asteroid is “(2006 XF1)” and has an estimated diameter of 321 to 718 meters. “(2011MU)” today ranks 3rd among the largest near-Earth asteroids (234 m – 522 m).

This asteroid is coming particularly close to Earth today

The closest thing to Earth today is the asteroid “(2011MU)”. It approaches our planet at 18:11 at a distance of up to 9.8 million km.
The asteroid that has come closest to us so far without impacting Earth was “(2020 QG)”. On August 16, 2020, it flew past Earth at a speed of around 44,000 km/h, just 3,000 km away. Coming from the direction of the sun, experts didn’t see it coming: it was only spotted 6 hours after its flyby. It would probably not have caused much damage on Earth even if it had collided. Because of 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 closer.

Potentially dangerous asteroids near Earth today

Potentially dangerous asteroids are those asteroids that are closer to Earth than 0.05 AU (approx. 7.5 million km) and have an absolute brightness of 22 mag or less. They are therefore considered large enough (at least around 140 m in diameter) to cause considerable damage in the event of an impact. About 20 percent of near-Earth asteroids are classified as potentially dangerous.
Today there is 1 potentially dangerous asteroid near Earth: “(2011 MU)”.

(2011 M.U.)
First observation: 06/23/2011
Last observation: 03/08/2018
Absolute magnitude: 20.28 mag (faint)
Estimated diameter: 234 m to 522 m
Distance: 9.8 million km
Speed: 72145.83 km/h (20.04 km/s)
Time of the shortest distance to earth: on 06/23/2022 at 18:11

10 Earth Orbit Cruisers near Earth

Asteroids that cross the orbit of the earth are also called orbit cruisers. Near-Earth type asteroids Apollo cross Earth’s orbit from outside, near-Earth type asteroids Aten cross the earth’s orbit from within. Today a total of 10 Earth orbit cruisers are approaching our planet.

  • Apollo asteroids near Earth today: “(2006 XF1)”, “(2011 MU)”, “(2012 UY68)”, “(2016 OF)”, “(2020 FN3)”, “(2022 AC7)”, “( 2022 DA4)”

  • Near-Earth Aten asteroids today: “(2012 RT16)”, “(2016 RZ)”, “(2020 CQ2)”

Amor and Atira type asteroids do not cross Earth’s orbit. While the hard-to-discover Atira-Asteroids move completely within Earth’s orbit, approaching type asteroids cupid the earth’s orbit from the outside.

  • Near Earth Amor asteroids today: “20460 Robwhiteley (1999 LO28)”, “(2019 LO1)”

All near-Earth asteroids today at a glance

Surname distance size speed Type Appointment close to earth
(2011 M.U.) 9.8 million km 234 – 522 m 72146km/h Apollo 06/23/2022 at 18:11
(2016 OV) 18.6 million km 61 – 136 m 29826km/h Apollo 06/23/2022 at 10:07 p.m
(2020 CQ2) 22.2 million km 5 – 11 m 41154km/h Aten 06/23/2022 at 08:35 a.m
(2016 RZ) 28.1 million km 12 – 27 m 13842km/h Aten 6/23/2022 at 7:49 am
(2020 FN3) 31.1 million km 35 – 79 m 25003km/h Apollo 06/23/2022 at 5:55 am
(2022 AC7) 32 million km 2 – 6 m 14820km/h Apollo 6/23/2022 at 3:34 p.m
(2022 DA4) 43.2 million km 50 – 112 m 28077km/h Apollo 06/23/2022 at 00:21
(2006 XF1) 50.4 million km 321 – 718 m 84765km/h Apollo 06/23/2022 at 3:05 p.m
(2012 RT16) 52.1 million km 11 – 25 m 35166km/h Aten 23.06.2022 at 8.50 a.m
(2019 LO1) 57 million km 97 – 216 m 37863km/h cupid 6/23/2022 at 6:06 p.m
(2012 UY68) 62.6 million km 27 – 59 m 26869km/h Apollo 6/23/2022 at 3:34 p.m
20460 Robwhiteley (1999 LO28) 72.2 million km 2304 – 5153 m 84080km/h cupid 06/23/2022 at 08:33

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