Near-Earth asteroids today: What asteroids are moving near Earth?

9 asteroids will reach the point in its orbit closest to Earth on Thursday. 1 of those, “(2017 UY5)”, is potentially dangerous! An overview of the largest near-Earth asteroids on 01/12/2023.

NASA is currently aware of the existence of more than 1.1 million asteroids. Thousands of these usually irregular rocky bodies are discovered each 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 approach the Earth’s orbit and thus can also become dangerous to Earth. This article gives you an overview of all the near-Earth asteroids that are reaching the closest point in their orbit today.
On Thursday, January 12, 2023, a total of 9 asteroids will reach their closest station during the day, including one potentially more dangerous one. asteroid.

The largest asteroids close to Earth today

“22099 (2000 EX106)” With an estimated diameter of 671 to 1,500 meters, it is currently the largest near-Earth asteroid. Its closest approach will be “22099 (2000 EX106)” today at 10:51 AM. It is the second largest near-Earth asteroid (2017 UY5) Its diameter is estimated from 488 to 1092 meters. (2009 UP1) Today it ranks third among the largest near-Earth asteroids (269 m – 603 m).

This asteroid is particularly close to Earth today

The closest thing to Earth today is an asteroid (2018AN2). It will approach our planet at 20:09 at a distance of 18.4 million km.
The asteroid closest to us so far without hitting Earth was “(2020 QG).” On August 16, 2020, it flew over the Earth at a speed of about 44,000 km/h, just 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 by. It probably wouldn’t have caused much damage on the ground even if it had crashed. 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 had come close.

Potentially dangerous asteroids near Earth today

Potentially hazardous asteroids are those that are closer to Earth than 0.05 AU (about 7.5 million km) and have an absolute brightness of 22 mag or less. It is therefore 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 hazardous.
Today there is only one potentially dangerous asteroid near Earth: “(2017 UY5)”.

(2017 UY5)
The first note: 04/13/2000 AD
Last note: 11/27/2022
Absolute magnitude: 18.68 mag (dim)
Estimated diameter: from 488m to 1092m
Distance: 24.6 miles. How many
Speed: 41,196.44 km/h (11.44 km/s)
The time of the shortest distance to Earth: on 01/12/2023 at 20:00

8 cruisers orbit near the Earth

Asteroids that cross Earth’s orbit are also called orbit cruisers. Asteroids of the near-Earth type Apollo Crossing the Earth’s orbit from the outside, asteroids of the near-Earth type I come Crossing the Earth’s orbit from the inside. Today, a total of 8 Earth orbit cruisers are approaching our planet.

  • Apollo asteroids near Earth today: “22099 (2000 EX106)”, “(2009 UP1)”, “(2013 YK48)”, “(2017 KU34)”, “(2017 UY5)”, “(2018 AN2)”, (2021a-a)

  • Today’s Aten Asteroids Near Earth: “(2007 WM3)”

Asteroids of the Amur and Atera types do not cross Earth’s orbit. While it is difficult to detect shootAsteroids move entirely within Earth’s orbit, and are approaching asteroids things Earth’s orbit from the outside.

  • Near-Earth asteroid today: “(2007 EF88)”

All near-Earth asteroids today at a glance

Noun Distance: after size Speed Type A date close to Earth
(2018AN2) 18.4 million km 29 – 65 AD 41,246 km / h Apollo 1/12/2023 at 8:09 PM
(2017 UY5) 24.6 million km 488-1092 AD 41,196 km / h Apollo 01/12/2023 at 8 p.m
(2007 EF88) 28.8 million km 56 – 124 AD 36,785 km / h things 01/12/2023 at 09:42
(2013 YK48) 30.4 million km 53 – 119 AD 39,080 km / h Apollo 1/12/2023 at 6:31 PM
(2021 AA) 40 million km 11-24 pm 107 134 km / h Apollo 1/12/2023 at 2:03 AM
(2007 WM3) 40.4 million km 64 – 143 AD 70,554 km / h I come 01/12/2023 at 2:51 PM
(2009 up1) 44.1 million km 269-603 AD 51,642 km / h Apollo 01/12/2023 at 08:11
(2017 KU34) 55.6 million km 51-113 AD 57435 km / h Apollo 01/12/2023 at 00:52
22099 (2000 EX106) 56.7 million km 671 – 1500 AD 32,703 km / h Apollo 01/12/2023 at 10:51 am

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