Daily Updated Asteroid Flybys

Asteroid
Date(UT)
Miss Distance
Velocity (km/s)
Diameter (m)
2018 NQ3
2018-Jul-10
14.6 LD
8.9
20
2018 NF1
2018-Jul-12
18.1 LD
10.8
38
2018 NW1
2018-Jul-14
9.9 LD
9.2
28
2018 ND4
2018-Jul-14
12.7 LD
11.9
35
2018 NV2
2018-Jul-15
10.1 LD
15.1
42
2018 NM
2018-Jul-17
1.4 LD
6.7
19
2018 NL4
2018-Jul-18
10.4 LD
12.7
51
2018 NQ1
2018-Jul-19
16.4 LD
6
32
2018 NE1
2018-Jul-21
10.1 LD
14.2
82
2018 NF4
2018-Jul-21
18.8 LD
12.8
112
2018 NR1
2018-Jul-27
17.1 LD
5.1
37
2018 LQ2
2018-Aug-27
9.4 LD
1.5
39
2016 GK135
2018-Aug-28
16.8 LD
2.8
9
2016 NF23
2018-Aug-29
13.3 LD
9
93
1998 SD9
2018-Aug-29
4.2 LD
10.7
51
2018 DE1
2018-Aug-30
15.2 LD
6.5
28
2001 RQ17
2018-Sep-02
19.3 LD
8.3
107
2015 FP118
2018-Sep-03
12.3 LD
9.8
490

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)