Near-Earth asteroids today: size from 360 to 805 m! THIS piece is approaching Earth

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“(2022 FL)” is the closest to us! A total of 12 near-Earth asteroids reach their closest point in their orbit today. Overview of the largest asteroids near the Earth on April 3, 2022.

What asteroids are near the Earth today? Image: Adobe Stock/Mathieu

NASA is currently aware of over 1.1 million asteroids in the solar system. Thousands more of these irregularly shaped rock bodies are discovered every 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. This article gives you an overview of all the near-Earth asteroids that are reaching their closest point in their orbit today.
On Sunday, April 3, 2022, a total of 12 asteroids will approach their nearest station during the day, including 2 potentially hazardous asteroids.

The largest near-Earth asteroids to date

“416195 (TP190 2002)” is currently the largest with an estimated diameter of 360 to 805 meters. asteroid next to the ground. “416195 (2002 TR190)” makes its closest approach to Earth today at 03:36. Second largest near-Earth asteroid “310842 (2003 AK18)” and has an estimated diameter of 297 to 664 meters. “(2011 GL44)” today it ranks 3rd among the largest near-Earth asteroids (202 m – 451 m).

Today this asteroid is approaching the Earth especially close

The closest asteroid to Earth today is “(2022 FL)”. It approaches our planet at 08:04 at a distance of up to 3.3 million km.
The closest asteroid approached us without colliding with the Earth – “(2020 QG)”. On August 16, 2020, it flew past the Earth at a speed of about 44,000 km/h, only 3,000 km from the Earth. Arriving from the direction of the sun, the experts did not notice its approach: it was noticed only 6 hours after the flight. It probably wouldn’t have done much damage to the Earth even if it had collided. Due to its small size, only 3 to 6 meters in diameter, it is speculated that it would burn up in the atmosphere if it got any closer.

Potentially dangerous asteroids near Earth today

Potentially dangerous asteroids are those asteroids that come closer than 0.05 AU. (about 7.5 million km) and have an absolute brightness of 22 stars. Therefore, they are considered large enough (at least 140 m in diameter) to cause significant damage in the event of a collision. About 20 percent of near-Earth asteroids are classified as potentially hazardous.
To date, there are 2 potentially dangerous asteroids near the Earth: “416195 (2002 TR190)” and “(2007 VM184)”.

416195 (2002 TR190)
First observation: 10/12/2002
Last observation: 10/30/2021
Absolute value: 19.34 s. (weak).
Estimated diameter: from 360 m to 805 m.
Distance: 71.2 million km
Speed: 60374.82 km/h (16.77 km/s)
Time of the smallest distance to the ground: 04/03/2022 at 03:36

(2007 BM184)
First observation: 11/12/2007
Last observation: 06.12.2016
Absolute brightness: 21 mA (weak)
Estimated diameter: from 168 m to 375 m.
Distance: 73.4 million km
Speed: 72599.76 km/h (20.17 km/s)
The time of the closest distance to the ground: April 3, 2022, 13:13.

10 Earth cruisers near Earth

Asteroids that cross the Earth’s orbit are also called orbital cruisers. Earth-type asteroids Apollo cross the Earth’s orbit from the outside, near-Earth-type asteroids Aten cross the earth’s orbit from the inside. Today, a total of 10 near-Earth cruisers are approaching our planet.

  • Apollo asteroids near Earth today: “416195 (2002 TR190)”, “(2007 VM184)”, “(2016 EN158)”, “(2018 EW1)”, “(2019 FR1)”, “(2019 VJ4)”, ” (2022 Florida)”, “(2022 FV)”

  • Aten Near-Earth Asteroids Today: “310842 (2003 AK18)”, “(2011 GL44)”

Asteroids like Amor and Atira do not cross the Earth’s orbit. While it’s hard to find Atira-Asteroids are fully orbiting the Earth, approaching asteroids like Amur earth orbit outside.

  • Near-Earth asteroids Amor today: “(2021 VX8)”, “(2022 FV2)”

All near-Earth asteroids today at a glance

NameDistanceSizeSpeedTypeDeadline Proximity
(2022FL)3.3 million km15 – 34 m26300 km/hApollo04/03/2022, 8:04
(2022 FV2)14.2 million km36 – 81 m21650 km/hAmur04/03/2022, 22:43
(FV 2022)17 million km41 – 92 m51564 km/hApollo04/03/2022, 19:24
310842 (2003 AK18)19.7 million km297 – 664 m45530 km/hAten04/03/2022, 9:59
(2019 FR1)22.2 million km25 – 57 m70479 km/hApollo04/03/2022, 19:32
(FY19 4)31.2 million km64 – 143 m73369 km/hApollo04/03/2022, 23:41
(2018 EW1)41.5 million km15 – 33 m16007 km/hApollo04/03/2022 at 21:01
(2021 VX8)44.2 million km29 – 66 m37079 km/hAmur04/03/2022, 20:14
(2011 GL44)62 million km202 – 451 m51274 km/hAten04/03/2022, 03:26
(2016 EN158)65.7 million km127 – 284 m34625 km/hApollo04/03/2022, 9:59
416195 (2002 TR190)71.2 million km360 – 805 m60375 km/hApollo04/03/2022, 03:36
(2007 BM184)73.4 million km168 – 375 m72600km/hApollo04/03/2022 at 13:13

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