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

Near-Earth asteroids today: Between 400 and 895 m in size!  THIS chunk is approaching Earth
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11 asteroids will reach the closest point in their orbit to Earth this Wednesday. An overview of the currently largest asteroids near Earth.

NASA is currently aware of over 1.1 million asteroids in the solar system. Thousands more of these usually irregularly shaped rock bodies 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. 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.

The largest near-Earth asteroids today

“613910 (2007 WB5)” is currently the largest with an estimated diameter of 400 to 895 meters asteroid near earth. “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 is coming 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 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

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.
There are no potentially dangerous asteroids near Earth today.

6 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 6 Earth orbit cruisers are approaching our planet.

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

  • Near-Earth Aten Asteroids Today: “(2022 CG1)”

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: “(2010 ST16)”, “(2011 ON24)”, “(2015 OM21)”, “(2018 YZ2)”, “(2022 GF5)”

All near-Earth asteroids today at a glance

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

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