Daily Updated Asteroid Flybys

Asteroid
Date(UT)
Miss Distance
Velocity (km/s)
Diameter (m)
2018 KP2
2018-May-24
11.8 LD
13.2
44
2018 JG2
2018-May-25
18.5 LD
6.9
62
2018 KY2
2018-May-26
0.8 LD
12.2
13
2018 JK3
2018-May-27
19.7 LD
21.8
165
2018 KR
2018-May-28
15.7 LD
4
19
68347
2018-May-29
9.5 LD
13.3
389
2018 KN2
2018-May-29
6.1 LD
8
28
2013 LE7
2018-May-31
17.8 LD
1.7
12
2018 KE1
2018-Jun-01
10.8 LD
16.2
33
2018 EJ4
2018-Jun-10
5.6 LD
6.2
195
2015 DP155
2018-Jun-11
9 LD
4.4
170
2018 KC3
2018-Jun-19
14.5 LD
8.8
90
2017 YE5
2018-Jun-21
15.6 LD
15.5
513
467309
2018-Jun-23
17.9 LD
14
355
441987
2018-Jun-24
7.3 LD
12.6
178

Notes: LD means "Lunar Distance." 1 LD = 384,401 km, the distance between Earth and the Moon. 1 LD also equals 0.00256 AU. MAG is the visual magnitude of the asteroid on the date of closest approach. Credit: http://spaceweather.com/

For a complete list spanning the next 33 years visit the MPC's close approaches page.


1 comment:

TreeDoctor said...

Current TV commercial for "IBM Cloud" shows an image of asteroid 2017 MV-2, touting that it was "live-streamed to millions of viewers from 220 miles above the Earth". I told my wife, "That CAN'T be right", so I looked it up. She says it was "live-streamed" from 220 miles, so it's not deceptive. I don't think even THAT was correct. The whole claim strikes me as a hoax.... from IBM, no less. Oddly, there are NO (zero) comments about this online. (The commercial was aired during a tennis match. Maybe no one watching tennis cares if it's correct or not... Only if the tennis ball hits the ground 3 mm outside the lines)