Near-Earth Asteroids Today: 9 Orbital Cruisers Approaching Earth!

(2022 GL1) is the closest to us! A total of 11 near-Earth asteroids are reaching their closest orbit today. An overview of the largest asteroids near Earth on May 23, 2022.

What are the asteroids near Earth today?
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NASA currently knows that there are more than 1.1 million asteroids in the solar system. 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. This article gives you an overview of all the near-Earth asteroids passing the closest point in their orbit today.
On Monday, May 23, 2022, a total of 11 asteroids will reach their nearest station during the day.

The largest asteroids close to Earth today

“(2008 Week 2)” It is currently the largest, with an estimated diameter of 305 to 682 meters asteroid near the ground. (2008 KW2) makes its next approach to Earth today at 10.01 am. The second largest asteroid near Earth is “488580 (2002 GK8)” Its diameter is estimated from 305 to 682 meters. “(2020 VY3)” Today it ranks third among the largest near-Earth asteroids (97 AD – 216 AD).

This asteroid is especially close to Earth today

The closest thing to Earth today is an asteroid “(2022 GL1)”. It approaches our planet at 09:55 am at a distance of up to 14.3 million km.
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

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 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.
There is no potentially dangerous asteroid near Earth today.

9 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 9 cruisers are in orbit around the Earth approaching our planet.

  • Apollo’s near-Earth asteroids today: “(2008 KW2)”, “(2014 JT2)”, “(2017 SF20)”, “(2019 YN)”, “(2021 BD3)”, “(2022 GL1)”

  • Near Earth Aten asteroids today: “(2000 HO40)”, “(2018 KD2)”, “(2018 NR1)”

Amur and Atera-type asteroids 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: “488580 (2002 GK8)”, “(2020 VY3)”

All asteroids near Earth today at a glance

family name distance: after size Speed He writes date close to earth
(2022 GL1) 14.3 million km 30-68 m 15838 km/h Apollo 05/23/2022 at 09:55 am
(2018 KD 2) 23.5 million km 19 – 43 64,375 km/h Aton 05/23/2022 at 06:10 am
(2000 HO40) 25.3 million km 92 – 206 AD 63,425 km/h Aton May 23, 2022 at 4:15 pm
(2021 BD 3) 34.4 million km 19 – 42 20172 km/h Apollo 05/23/2022 at 09:52
(2020 VY3) 49 million km 97 – 216 AD 57706 km/h cupid May 23, 2022 at 8:39 am
(2018 NR1) 65 million km 32 – 71 AD 67720 km/h Aton 05/23/2022 at 11:27 am
(2008 week 2) 65.3 million km 305 – 682 AD 139,606 km/h Apollo 05/23/2022 at 10:01 am
488580 (2002 GK8) 66.6 million km 305 – 682 AD 69,782 km/h cupid 05/23/2022 at 03:58
(2014 JT2) 70.2 million km 29 – 65 AD 71817 km/h Apollo May 23, 2022 at 9:35 pm
(2019 YN) 73.8 million km 18 – 41 AD 91,623 km/h Apollo May 23, 2022 at 7:39 am
(2017 SF20) 73.8 million km 5-12 pm 89342 km/h Apollo 5/23/2022 at 5:26 am

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