Near-Earth Asteroids Today: Which Asteroids Are Moving Closer To Earth?

“(2016 CK31)” is especially close to Earth! A total of 6 near-Earth asteroids reach their closest orbit today. An overview of the largest asteroids near Earth on May 8, 2022.

What are the asteroids near Earth today?
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NASA currently knows that there are more than 1.1 million asteroids. Thousands more are discovered every 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 come close to the Earth’s orbit and therefore can also become dangerous for Earth. 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 Sunday, May 8, 2022, a total of 6 asteroids will reach their nearest station during the day, including one potentially more dangerous meteorite. asteroid.

The largest asteroids close to Earth today

“525552 (2005 JB)” With an estimated diameter of 439 to 982 meters, it is currently the largest asteroid near Earth. “525552 (2005 JB)” will make its closest approach to Earth at 04:13 today. The second largest asteroid near Earth is “523732 (2014 PG51)” Its diameter is estimated from 194 to 435 meters. “(2017 MJ8)” Today it ranks third among the largest near-Earth asteroids (188 m – 421 m).

This asteroid is especially close to Earth today

The closest thing to Earth today is an asteroid “(2016 CK31)”. It approaches our planet at 18:11 at a distance of up to 18.1 million kilometers.
The asteroid closest to us so far without hitting Earth was “(2020 QG)”. On August 16, 2020, it flew over Earth at a speed of about 44,000 km / h, only 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. It probably wouldn’t have caused much damage to the ground even if it had collided. 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 got close.

Potentially dangerous asteroids near Earth today

Potentially hazardous asteroids are those closest to Earth of 0.05 AU (about 7.5 million km) and have an absolute brightness of 22 mag or less. Therefore it is considered large enough (at least 140 meters in diameter) to cause significant damage in the event of a collision. About 20 percent of near-Earth asteroids are classified as dangerous.
Today there is one potentially dangerous asteroid near Earth: “523732 (2014 PG51)”.

523732 (2014 PG51)
First note: 09/15/2010
Last Note: 09.12.2021
Absolute Volume: 20.68 Mag (dim)
Rated diameter: from 194m to 435m
Distance: 51.1 million km
Speed: 51000.7 km/h (14.17 km/s)
The time of the shortest distance from Earth: on 05/08/2022 at 03:47

5 cruisers orbit near the earth

Asteroids that cross the Earth’s orbit are also called orbiting cruisers. Asteroids of a near-Earth type Apollo Crossing the Earth’s orbit from outside, near-Earth type asteroids Aton Crossing the Earth’s orbit from within. Today, a total of 5 cruisers orbit around the Earth approaching our planet.

  • Apollo asteroids near Earth today: “523732 (2014 PG51)”, “(2015 XT)”, “(2016 CK31)”, “(2016 SP2)”, “(2017 MJ8)”

Asteroids of the Amur and Atera type do not cross the Earth’s orbit. While it is difficult to detect AtyraAsteroids move completely within the Earth’s orbit, approaching the type of asteroids cupid Earth’s orbit from the outside.

  • Amur asteroid near Earth today: “525552 (2005 JB)”

All asteroids near Earth today at a glance

family name distance: after size Speed He writes date close to earth
(2016 CK31) 18.1 million km 10 – 23 pm 22895 km/h Apollo 05/08/2022 at 18:11
525552 (2005 JB) 38.7 million km 439-982 AD 76724 km/h cupid 05/08/2022 at 04:13
(2017 MY8) 43.9 million km 188 – 421 AD 49,315 km/h Apollo 05/08/2022 at 7:38 PM
523732 (2014 PG51) 51.1 million km 194 – 435 AD 51001 km/h Apollo 5/8/2022 at 3:47 am
(2016 SP2) 52.5 million km 40-90 m 58227 km/h Apollo 05/08/2022 at 10:03 PM
(2015 XT) 56.8 million km 80 – 179 AD 85,379 km/h Apollo 05/08/2022 at 2:42 pm

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