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

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

(2023 JG6) “Especially getting close to Earth!” A total of 10 near-Earth asteroids reach the closest point in their orbit today. An overview of the largest asteroids currently near Earth and potential hazards.

What are the asteroids close to Earth today? Image: Adobe Stock/Matthieu

NASA is currently aware of the existence of more than 1.1 million asteroids. Thousands more 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 therefore can also be dangerous for the blue planet. 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 Tuesday, June 27, 2023, a total of 10 asteroids will reach their closest station during the day, including one potentially dangerous asteroid.

The largest asteroids close to Earth today

(2011 ED78) With an estimated diameter of 540 to 1208 meters, it is currently the largest near-Earth asteroid. (2011 ED78) “It makes its closest approach to Earth today at 12:23 PM. It is the second largest near-Earth asteroid (2023 DA3) Its diameter is estimated from 263 to 589 metres. “441987 (2010 NY65)” Today it ranks third among the largest near-Earth asteroids (143 m – 319 m).

This asteroid is particularly close to Earth today

The closest thing to Earth today is an asteroid (2023 JG6). It will approach our planet at 4:12 pm at a distance of 9.6 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.

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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 a collision. About 20 percent of near-Earth asteroids are classified as hazardous.
Today there is only one potentially dangerous asteroid near Earth: “441987 (2010 NY65)”.

441,987 (2010 NY65)
First note: 14/7/2010
Last note: 7/22/2022
Absolute size: 21.35 mag (dim)
Estimated diameter: 143m to 319m
Distance: 13.5 million km
Speed: 53,246.26 km/h (14.79 km/s)
The time of the shortest distance to Earth: on 06/27/2023 at 20:25

6 cruisers orbited 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 6 Earth orbit cruisers are approaching our planet.

  • Apollo asteroids near Earth today: “441987 (2010 NY65)”, “(2018 LD3)”, “(2023 KN4)”

  • Near Earth Aten asteroids today: “(2017 HZ)”, “(2018 LS3)”, “(2015 MT200)”

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

  • Age asteroids near Earth today: “(2011 ED78)”, “(2020 MC)”, “(2023 DA3)”, “(2023 JG6)”

Profile of all near-Earth asteroids today

family name distance measuring Speed He writes A date close to Earth
(2023 GG6) 9.6 million km 52-115 AD 28,521 km / h Cupid 06/27/2023 at 16:12
(2018 LS3) 10.2 million km 22-49 AD 26,989 km / h I come 06/27/2023 at 11:38 PM
(2023 KN4) 12.2 million km 37-83 AD 33324 km / h Apollo 06/27/2023 at 7:27 PM
441,987 (2010 NY65) 13.5 million km 143 – 319 AD 53,246 km / h Apollo 06/27/2023 at 8:25 PM
(2018 LD3) 14.3 million km 51-113 AD 49,362 km / h Apollo 6/27/2023 at 1:52 PM
(2015 MT200) 32.6 million km 71 – 159 AD 34,519 km / h I come 06/27/2023 at 5:10 p.m
(2020MC) 33.7 million km 44-99 AD 10,587 km / h Cupid 06/27/2023 at 07:08
(2011 ED78) 37.8 million km 540 – 1208 AD 22847 km / h Cupid 06/27/2023 at 12:23 PM
(2017 Hz) 60.7 million km 11-24 pm 60,204 km / h I come 06/27/2023 at 4:20 PM
(2023 DA3) 60.9 million km 263-589 AD 51,880 km / h Cupid 6/27/2023 at 4:41 am
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