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Near-Earth Asteroids Today: Potentially Dangerous! THESE asteroids are approaching Earth

Near-Earth Asteroids Today: Potentially Dangerous!  THESE asteroids are approaching Earth
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Today 11 asteroids reach the closest point in their orbit, 3 of them are potentially dangerous! An overview of the largest asteroids on June 13, 2022 near Earth.

NASA is currently aware of over 1.1 million asteroids. 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 rather come close to the Earth’s orbit and can therefore also become dangerous to the Earth. This article gives you an overview of all the near-Earth asteroids that are today reaching the closest point in their orbit.
On Monday, June 13th, 2022, a total of 11 asteroids will reach their closest station during the day, including 3 potentially dangerous asteroids.

The largest near-Earth asteroids today

“377732 (2005 XJ8)” is currently the largest with an estimated diameter of 1034 to 2312 meters asteroid near earth. “377732 (2005 XJ8)” will make its closest approach to Earth today at 21:58. The second largest near-Earth asteroid is “(2018 XR)” and has an estimated diameter of 509 to 1138 meters. “138404 (2000 HA24)” ranks today on position 3 of the largest near-Earth asteroids (357 m – 798 m).

This asteroid is coming particularly close to Earth today

The closest thing to Earth today is the asteroid “(2018 XR)”. It approaches our planet at 3:14 a.m. at a distance of up to 8.9 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 are 3 potentially dangerous asteroids near Earth: “138404 (2000 HA24)”, “377732 (2005 XJ8)” and “(2018 XR)”.

138404 (2000 HA24)
First observation: 07/20/1982
Last observation: 05.02.2022
Absolute magnitude: 19.36 mag (faint)
Estimated diameter: 357 m to 798 m
Distance: 71.9 million km
Speed: 33008.62 km/h (9.17 km/s)
Time of the shortest distance to earth: on 06/13/2022 at 07:21

377732 (2005 XJ8)
First observation: 04.12.2005
Last observation: 04/03/2022
Absolute magnitude: 17.05 mag (faint)
Estimated diameter: 1034 m to 2312 m
Distance: 47.6 million km
Speed: 53362.8 km/h (14.82 km/s)
Time of the shortest distance to earth: on 06/13/2022 at 21:58

(2018 XR)
First observation: 09/28/2014
Last observation: 07.01.2022
Absolute magnitude: 18.59 mag (faint)
Estimated diameter: 509 m to 1138 m
Distance: 8.9 million km
Speed: 71465.45 km/h (19.85 km/s)
Time of the shortest distance to earth: on 06/13/2022 at 03:14

11 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 11 Earth orbit cruisers are approaching our planet.

  • Apollo asteroids near Earth today: “138404 (2000 HA24)”, “377732 (2005 XJ8)”, “(2014 EA49)”, “(2015 FE33)”, “(2016 TM56)”, “(2018 BO5)”, “(2018 NP1)”, “(2018 XR)”, “(2020 LE1)”, “(2021 NM3)”, “585428 (2018 NP1)”

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.

All near-Earth asteroids today at a glance

Surname distance size speed Type Appointment close to earth
(2018 XR) 8.9 million km 509 – 1138 m 71465km/h Apollo 06/13/2022 at 03:14
(2014 EA49) 28.6 million km 266 – 594 m 125252km/h Apollo 06/13/2022 at 03:58
(2021 NM3) 33.5 million km 13 – 28 m 20601km/h Apollo 06/13/2022 at 00:50
377732 (2005 XJ8) 47.6 million km 1034 – 2312 m 53363km/h Apollo 06/13/2022 at 9:58 p.m
(2018 BO5) 48.8 million km 15 – 33 m 79304km/h Apollo June 13, 2022 at 1:03 p.m
(2016 TM56) 50.8 million km 11 – 25 m 47441km/h Apollo 06/13/2022 at 2:23 p.m
(2020 LE1) 57 million km 146 – 327 m 105031km/h Apollo 06/13/2022 at 00:07
(2015 FE33) 67.5 million km 301 – 673 m 67656km/h Apollo 06/13/2022 at 09:12
(2018 NP1) 70.9 million km 172 – 386 m 57241km/h Apollo 06/13/2022 at 8:11 p.m
585428 (2018 NP1) 70.9 million km 172 – 386 m 57241km/h Apollo 06/13/2022 at 8:11 p.m
138404 (2000 HA24) 71.9 million km 357 – 798 m 33009km/h Apollo 06/13/2022 at 07:21

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