Daily Updated Asteroid Flybys

Asteroid
Date(UT)
Miss Distance
Velocity (km/s)
Diameter (m)
2018 VG
2018-Nov-03
1.2 LD
7.6
13
2018 VA1
2018-Nov-04
7.6 LD
7.8
15
2018 UY1
2018-Nov-04
7.5 LD
8.3
54
2002 VE68
2018-Nov-04
14.7 LD
8.6
282
2018 TF3
2018-Nov-05
7.8 LD
20.6
306
2018 VW
2018-Nov-06
15.4 LD
13
64
2018 VN1
2018-Nov-06
8.7 LD
5.2
21
2010 VQ
2018-Nov-07
15.6 LD
3.8
10
2018 VA2
2018-Nov-09
1.9 LD
6.7
14
2018 VS1
2018-Nov-10
3.6 LD
10.6
17
2018 VR1
2018-Nov-10
13.2 LD
9.3
18
2018 VX1
2018-Nov-10
1 LD
6.1
11
2018 UQ1
2018-Nov-13
9.4 LD
12.3
147
2018 VK1
2018-Nov-14
10.2 LD
2.3
12
2007 UL12
2018-Nov-15
16.4 LD
25.8
235
2009 WB105
2018-Nov-25
15.2 LD
18.9
71
2008 WD14
2018-Nov-27
7.4 LD
9.3
93
2001 WO15
2018-Nov-28
13.6 LD
11.7
107
2018 TG6
2018-Dec-02
3.9 LD
1.4
12
2013 VX4
2018-Dec-09
4.1 LD
6.6
65
2015 XX169
2018-Dec-13
17 LD
5.8
12
2017 XQ60
2018-Dec-21
11.3 LD
15.6
47
163899
2018-Dec-22
7.4 LD
6.2
1232
418849
2018-Dec-23
16.6 LD
17.6
269
2014 AD16
2019-Jan-04
12.9 LD
9.4
12
2016 AZ8
2019-Jan-07
11.6 LD
9.1
224

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)