Bright NEO

The below near-earth objects are expected to become brighter than magnitude 14.0 in the coming 12 months. If a NEO is currently brighter than magnitude 14 it will be highlighted in yellow. For more information about one of these near-earth objects, click on its designation.

NEO Today Closest Approach
designation Hₒ diameter est. magn delta (AU) delta (LD) date magn delta (AU) delta (LD) delta (km)
(276033) 2002 AJ12918.7485 - 1080 m23.40.237 AU92.3 LD4 Feb 201813.20.029 AU11.4 LD4,390,213 km
(3752) Camillo15.32 - 5 km16.30.469 AU182.6 LD20 Feb 201813.20.138 AU53.5 LD20,572,938 km
2017 VR1220.6200 - 450 m18.50.147 AU57.3 LD7 Mar 201811.90.010 AU3.8 LD1,464,073 km
(1981) Midas15.22 - 5 km17.50.930 AU362.1 LD21 Mar 201812.70.090 AU35.0 LD13,458,274 km
(444193) 2005 SE7118.2610 - 1360 m19.50.490 AU190.6 LD27 Apr 201813.70.062 AU24.0 LD9,211,537 km
(194126) 2001 SG27617.7765 - 1715 m19.50.748 AU291.1 LD27 Apr 201813.20.084 AU32.7 LD12,560,251 km
(388945) 2008 TZ320.4220 - 495 m22.50.866 AU336.9 LD9 May 201813.40.017 AU6.5 LD2,514,089 km
(66391) 1999 KW416.51 - 3 km18.41.779 AU692.3 LD27 May 201813.00.078 AU30.3 LD11,653,847 km
(144332) 2004 DV2416.51 - 3 km20.21.666 AU648.1 LD16 Sep 201813.10.056 AU21.7 LD8,330,523 km
(454177) 2013 GJ3515.92 - 4 km21.83.606 AU1403.2 LD14 Jan 201913.80.193 AU75.1 LD28,855,286 km

The current positions of these NEO are plotted in the below all-sky chart:

    diameter est.:  Estimated diameter based on Hₒ and an albedo between 0.25 and 0.05 (So sizes may be over-estimated for icy objects)
    delta:          Distance between dwarf planet and earth in AU    
    magn:           Magnitude (brightness) estimate    
    LD:             Lunar distance (~0.0257 AU)
    AU:             Astronomical Unit (mean distance between earth and sun: 149597870.7 km    
    Hₒ:             Absolute magnitude (magnitude from a distance of 1 AU) 

Orbital elements provided by MPC (Minor Planet Center)
UCAC4 star catalog via VizieR as provided by the Strasbourg astronomical Data Center.
Calculations by a modified version of AAPlus, a C# implementation of the AA+ project by PJ Naughter from the algorithms presented in the book "Astronomical Algorithms" by Jean Meeus.