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Near-Earth asteroids today: Between 415 and 929 m in size! THIS chunk is approaching Earth

Near-Earth asteroids today: Between 415 and 929 m in size!  THIS chunk is approaching Earth
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“(2021 PF7)” comes particularly close to the earth! A total of 10 near-Earth asteroids reach the closest point in their orbit today. An overview of the largest asteroids near Earth on 06/21/2022.

NASA is currently aware of over 1.1 million asteroids. 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 Earth’s orbit and can therefore 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 Tuesday, June 21, 2022, a total of 10 asteroids will reach their closest station during the day, including 1 potentially more dangerous asteroid.

The largest near-Earth asteroids today

“413216 (2003 MA)” With an estimated diameter of 415 to 929 meters, it is currently the largest asteroid near Earth. “413216 (2003 MA)” will make its closest approach to Earth at 11:10 p.m. today. The second largest near-Earth asteroid is “(2017 WR13)” and has an estimated diameter of 320 to 715 meters. “(2017 MW4)” today ranks 3rd among the largest near-Earth asteroids (260 m – 581 m).

This asteroid is coming particularly close to Earth today

The closest thing to Earth today is the asteroid “(2021 PF7)”. It approaches our planet at 08:06 a.m. at a distance of up to 24.2 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: “518810 (2010 CF19)”.

518810 (2010 CF19)
First observation: 02/14/2010
Last observation: 05/23/2018
Absolute magnitude: 21.7 mag (faint)
Estimated diameter: 121 m to 272 m
Distance: 71.7 million km
Speed: 28802.62 km/h (8 km/s)
Time of the shortest distance to earth: on 06/21/2022 at 03:07 p.m

8 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 8 Earth orbit cruisers are approaching our planet.

  • Apollo asteroids near Earth today: “518810 (2010 CF19)”, “(2000 XJ44)”, “(2017 MW4)”, “(2017 WR13)”, “(2019 NH2)”

  • Near Earth Aten asteroids today: “(2004 YC)”, “(2019 LK6)”, “(2021 PF7)”

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: “413216 (2003 MA)”, “(2019 WT)”

All near-Earth asteroids today at a glance

Surname distance size speed Type Appointment close to earth
(2021 PF7) 24.2 million km 7 – 16 m 15710km/h Aten 06/21/2022 at 08:06
(2017 WR13) 25.6 million km 320 – 715 m 75679km/h Apollo 06/21/2022 at 2:40 p.m
(2000 XJ44) 28.7 million km 242 – 542 m 61076km/h Apollo 6/21/2022 at 5:26 p.m
413216 (2003 MA) 38.7 million km 415 – 929 m 42858km/h cupid 06/21/2022 at 11:10 p.m
(2017 MW4) 54.7 million km 260 – 581 m 56695km/h Apollo 06/21/2022 at 09:48 am
(2004 YC) 57.5 million km 20 – 45 m 46577km/h Aten 06/21/2022 at 9:22 p.m
(2019 NH2) 57.9 million km 259 – 578 m 67106km/h Apollo 06/21/2022 at 1:19 p.m
(2019 WT) 66.8 million km 51 – 113 m 26838km/h cupid 06/21/2022 at 06:17
(2019 LK6) 68.4 million km 42 – 94 m 50304km/h Aten 06/21/2022 at 2:40 p.m
518810 (2010 CF19) 71.7 million km 121 – 272 m 28803km/h Apollo 06/21/2022 at 15:07

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

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