Near-Earth Asteroids Today: THESE Asteroids Are Approaching Earth – 3 Potentially Dangerous!

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Today 21 asteroids reach the nearest point of their orbit, 3 of them are potentially dangerous! Overview of the largest asteroids near the Earth on April 30, 2022.

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

NASA is currently aware of over 1.1 million asteroids. 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 pose a danger to the Earth. In this article, we give you an overview of all the near-Earth asteroids that pass their nearest point in their orbit today.
On Saturday, April 30, 2022, a total of 21 asteroids will approach the nearest station during the day, including 3 potentially hazardous asteroids.

The largest near-Earth asteroids to date

“(2001 FF90)” is currently the largest with an estimated diameter of 943 to 2109 meters. asteroid next to the ground. “(2001 FF90)” will make its closest approach to Earth today at 09:17. Second largest near-Earth asteroid “431698 (ES 2008)” and has an estimated diameter of 582 to 1300 meters. “(2021 TE14)” today it ranks 3rd among the largest near-Earth asteroids (502 m – 1122 m).

Today this asteroid is approaching the Earth especially close

The closest asteroid to Earth today is “(2021 VO11)”. Approaches our planet at 00:54 at a distance of up to 14.7 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 about 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 3 potentially dangerous asteroids near the Earth: “(2003 HN16)”, “(2008 JG)” and “613986 (2008 JG)”.

(2003 XH16)
First observation: 04/27/2003
Last observation: 11/06/2015
Absolute magnitude: 22.3 stars (weak).
Estimated diameter: from 92 m to 206 m.
Distance: 14.8 million km
Speed: 53493.68 km/h (14.86 km/s)
Time of closest distance to ground: 04/30/2022 at 05:47

(2008 DG)
First observation: 05/01/2008
Last observation: 02/28/2022
Absolute magnitude: 20.84 (weak)
Estimated diameter: from 181 m to 404 m.
Distance: 53.6 million km
Speed: 27206.24 km/h (7.56 km/s)
Time of the smallest distance to the ground: 04/30/2022 at 07:13.

613986 (2008, J.G.)
First observation: 05/01/2008
Last observation: 04/13/2022
Absolute magnitude: 20.84 (weak)
Estimated diameter: from 181 m to 404 m.
Distance: 53.6 million km
Speed: 27206.24 km/h (7.56 km/s)
Time of the smallest distance to the ground: 04/30/2022 at 07:13.

19 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 Aton cross the earth’s orbit from the inside. Today, 19 near-Earth cruisers are approaching our planet.

  • Apollo asteroids near Earth today: “431698 (2008 ES)”, “(2001 FF90)”, “(2003 HN16)”, “(2008 JG)”, “(2010 GZ5)”, “(2010 XZ72)”, ” (2013 US4)”, “(2017 CP1)”, “(2017 LD)”, “(2020 RU9)”, “(2021 SD2)”, “(2021 TE14)”, “(2021 VO11)”, “613986 (2008)”

  • Aten Near-Earth Asteroids Today: “(2005 VL1)”, “(2015 VK1)”, “(2017 UG5)”, “(2021 GG8)”, “(2021 FD50)”

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: “(2022 BF9)”, “(2022 FW4)”

All near-Earth asteroids today at a glance

NameDistanceSizeSpeedTypeDeadline Proximity
(2021VO11)14.7 million km107 – 240 m37171 km/hApollo04/30/2022 at 00:54
(2003 XH16)14.8 million km92 – 206 m53494 km/hApollo04/30/2022 at 5:47
(2010 GZ5)20.6 million km69 – 153 m53217 km/hApollo04/30/2022 at 07:38
(2022 BF9)22.1 million km85 – 191 m27896 km/hAmur04/30/2022 at 07:00
(2022 FW4)24.6 million km193 – 431 m99172 km/hAmur04/30/2022 at 12:43 pm
(2017 UG5)27.2 million km15 – 33 m31348 km/hAten04/30/2022 at 10:19
(2021 FD50)33.3 million km11 – 25 m23027 km/hAten04/30/2022 at 07:12
431698 (EU 2008)34.9 million km582 – 1300 m65146 km/hApollo04/30/2022 at 4:49
(2020RU9)39.2 million km56 – 124 m47725 km/hApolloApril 30, 2022, 6:06 pm
(2021 TE14)39.2 million km502 – 1122 m55718 km/hApollo04/30/2022 at 20:56
(2017 PE1)41.8 million km32 – 71 m46216 km/hApolloApril 30, 2022, 01:01 PM
(2005 Volume 1)41.9 million km14-30m28905 km/hAten04/30/2022 at 17:58
(2010XZ72)50.2 million km318 – 711 m58235 km/hApollo04/30/2022 at 20:42
(2017 LD)52.5 million km8 – 19 m54854 km/hApollo04/30/2022 at 2:33
(2015 VK1)52.7 million km13 – 28 m48000km/hAten04/30/2022 at 15:22
(2021 SD2)53 million km11 – 25 m23840 km/hApollo04/30/2022 at 14:19
(2008 DG)53.6 million km181 – 404 m27206 km/hApollo04/30/2022 at 07:13
613986 (2008, J.G.)53.6 million km181 – 404 m27206 km/hApollo04/30/2022 at 07:13
(2001 FF90)65.3 million km943 – 2109 m72433 km/hApollo04/30/2022 at 09:17
(2021 YY8)69.9 million km20 – 44 m54866 km/hAten04/30/2022 at 11:57
(2013 USA4)74.6 million km15 – 34 m63031 km/hApollo04/30/2022 at 03:51

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