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 Brightest
designation Hₒ diameter est. magn delta (LD) date delta (LD) magn date magn
(85275) 1994 LY16.12 - 4 km13.956.3 LD24 Aug 202045.0 LD13.621 Aug 202013.6
(159402) 1999 AP1016.12 - 4 km16.2180.1 LD17 Oct 202029.6 LD12.511 Oct 202012.3
(153201) 2000 WO10719.3365 - 820 m21.8853.4 LD29 Nov 202011.1 LD13.730 Nov 202013.2
1999 RM4519.4350 - 785 m24.71269.9 LD2 Mar 20216.9 LD13.91 Mar 202113.2
(231937) 2001 FO3217.7765 - 1715 m23.41471.4 LD21 Mar 20215.8 LD13.020 Mar 202111.9
(450263) 2003 WD15818.8460 - 1035 m23.0750.6 LD15 Jun 202120.2 LD14.420 Jun 202114.0
2008 MP121.9110 - 250 m27.71426.1 LD8 Jul 20213.8 LD14.47 Jul 202113.9
(285571) 2000 PQ918.1640 - 1425 m23.21393.9 LD21 Jul 202126.4 LD12.920 Jul 202112.5


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





    Terminology:
            
    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 the 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.