Today 9 asteroids reach the closest point in their orbit, two of them are potentially dangerous! An overview of the largest asteroids near Earth on May 22, 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 be dangerous for our planet. In this article, we give you an overview of all the near-Earth asteroids that pass the closest point in their orbit today.
On Sunday, May 22, 2022, a total of 9 asteroids will reach their nearest station during the day, including 2 potentially dangerous ones.
The largest asteroids close to Earth today
“(2011 LD1)” It is currently the largest, with an estimated diameter of 462 to 1033 meters asteroid near the ground. (2011 LD1) will make its closest approach to Earth today at 09:21. The second largest asteroid near Earth is “(2012 UZ33)” Its diameter is estimated from 374 to 836 meters. “(2022 GK1)” Today it ranks third among the largest near-Earth asteroids (206 AD – 461 AD).
This asteroid is especially close to Earth today
The closest thing to Earth today is an asteroid “478784 (2012 UV136)”. It approaches our planet at 5:00 pm at a distance of up to 16 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 that come close to 0.05 AU (about 7.5 million km) and have an absolute brightness of 22 mag or less. Therefore they are considered large enough (at least about 140 meters in diameter) to cause significant damage in the event of an impact. About 20 percent of near-Earth asteroids are classified as dangerous.
Today there are two potentially dangerous asteroids near Earth: “(2012 UZ33)” and “(2022 FU3)”.
First note: 11/26/1992 AD
Last Note: 03/11/2022
Absolute Volume: 19.26 Mag (Dim)
Rated diameter: 374m to 836m
Distance: 60.4 million km
Speed: 83229.32 km/h (23.12 km/s)
Time of shortest distance to Earth: May 22, 2022 at 1:37 p.m.
First note: 03/26/2022
Last Note: 04/18/2022
Absolute Potential: 21.46 Mag (dim)
Rated diameter: 136m to 303m
Distance: 21.2 million km
Speed: 35071.4 km/h (9.74 km/s)
The timing of the shortest distance to Earth: on 05/22/2022 at 10:39 a.m.
7 cruisers orbit around the earth 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 7 cruisers orbit around the Earth approaching our planet.
- Apollo asteroids near Earth today: “478784 (2012 UV136)”, “(2011 LD1)”, “(2012 UZ33)”, “(2020 DT2)”, “(2021 LR2)”, “(2022 AC4)”, ” (2022 FM) “
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.
- Near-Earth Asteroids Today: “(2022 FU3)”, “(2022 GK1)”
All asteroids near Earth today at a glance
|family name||distance: after||size||Speed||He writes||date close to earth|
|478784 (2012 UV136)||16 million km||20-45 m||24972 km/h||Apollo||05/22/2022 at 5 pm|
|(2021 LR2)||20.5 million km||27-60 m||43,023 km/h||Apollo||05/22/2022 at 11:59 am|
|(2022 FU3)||21.2 million km||136 – 303 AD||35071 km/h||cupid||05/22/2022 at 10:39 am|
|(2022FM)||23.4 million km||35 – 78 m||18,928 km/h||Apollo||May 22, 2022 at 6:05 pm|
|(2022 GK1)||29.8 million km||206-461 AD||49,849 km/h||cupid||05/22/2022 at 01:35 am|
|(2011 LD1)||49.2 million km||462-1033 AD||104328 km/h||Apollo||05/22/2022 at 09:21 am|
|(2022 AC4)||52.4 million km||4-9 pm||14,939 km/h||Apollo||05/22/2022 at 07:41|
|(2020 DT2)||54.8 million km||8-18 pm||49476 km/h||Apollo||May 22, 2022 at 4:30 pm|
|(2012 UZ33)||60.4 million km||374-836 AD||83229 km/h||Apollo||May 22, 2022 at 1:37 pm|
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