NEO Approaches

The below near-earth objects are expected to approach the earth to a distance of less than 25.0 LD (0.064 AU) in the coming 3 months. The colors indicate the distance of a NEO: Orange for less than 0.05 AU, Red for less than 0.01 AU and Black for less than 0.0027 AU. 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)
2018 VO327.110 - 25 m24.90.017 AU6.5 LD14 Nov 201820.40.011 AU4.1 LD1,579,199 km
2018 VX525.720 - 45 m20.60.016 AU6.4 LD14 Nov 201818.70.009 AU3.6 LD1,391,634 km
2018 VW424.535 - 75 m20.30.032 AU12.4 LD14 Nov 201818.70.025 AU9.7 LD3,736,375 km
2018 VK127.39 - 21 m21.00.027 AU10.6 LD14 Nov 201820.80.027 AU10.5 LD4,030,051 km
2018 VD725.820 - 40 m21.60.028 AU11.0 LD14 Nov 201820.20.023 AU9.0 LD3,469,699 km
2013 UB325.820 - 40 m21.00.052 AU20.4 LD14 Nov 201820.80.052 AU20.2 LD7,753,737 km
2018 VR825.620 - 45 m21.20.051 AU19.9 LD14 Nov 201820.70.048 AU18.7 LD7,176,784 km
2018 VQ824.930 - 60 m19.90.048 AU18.6 LD14 Nov 201820.10.046 AU17.9 LD6,871,680 km
2007 UL1221.2155 - 340 m19.00.049 AU19.2 LD15 Nov 201817.20.042 AU16.4 LD6,302,645 km
2018 VV726.215 - 35 m20.70.032 AU12.6 LD15 Nov 201820.30.031 AU12.2 LD4,678,061 km
2018 VT824.040 - 95 m17.30.027 AU10.4 LD16 Nov 201817.40.027 AU10.3 LD3,974,795 km
2018 VS827.210 - 22 m17.30.005 AU2.0 LD17 Nov 201817.60.005 AU2.0 LD765,807 km
2018 VT426.615 - 30 m21.10.029 AU11.2 LD18 Nov 201821.20.029 AU11.1 LD4,273,612 km
2018 VP726.810 - 25 m20.80.022 AU8.7 LD20 Nov 201821.50.020 AU7.7 LD2,946,974 km
2018 VQ626.215 - 35 m19.50.033 AU12.8 LD20 Nov 201819.90.029 AU11.3 LD4,361,327 km
(410088) 2007 EJ18.1640 - 1425 m18.60.072 AU28.2 LD23 Nov 201838.10.061 AU23.8 LD9,136,700 km
2018 VT727.97 - 16 m21.00.024 AU9.4 LD25 Nov 201821.60.022 AU8.4 LD3,217,620 km
2009 WB10523.555 - 120 m20.80.101 AU39.2 LD25 Nov 201817.00.039 AU15.2 LD5,825,739 km
2001 WO1522.680 - 180 m21.40.061 AU23.7 LD26 Nov 201815.40.015 AU5.7 LD2,207,281 km
2018 VU624.830 - 65 m20.80.072 AU28.0 LD26 Nov 201819.80.057 AU22.3 LD8,587,946 km
2008 WD1422.970 - 155 m20.30.056 AU21.8 LD26 Nov 201816.80.021 AU8.1 LD3,106,263 km
2018 TG627.110 - 25 m20.50.013 AU5.2 LD28 Nov 201821.60.011 AU4.2 LD1,617,423 km
2018 VA923.750 - 110 m20.30.091 AU35.3 LD29 Nov 201821.00.052 AU20.4 LD7,837,090 km
2018 VE425.420 - 50 m20.30.056 AU21.8 LD30 Nov 201819.40.039 AU15.0 LD5,771,091 km
2018 VZ325.520 - 45 m20.80.080 AU31.1 LD4 Dec 201821.10.061 AU23.8 LD9,151,957 km
2002 XQ9022.1100 - 225 m21.80.134 AU52.0 LD7 Dec 201817.00.035 AU13.5 LD5,197,917 km
2015 XV12926.910 - 25 m24.70.106 AU41.1 LD9 Dec 201822.70.053 AU20.6 LD7,933,969 km
2018 VX623.650 - 115 m20.50.163 AU63.4 LD10 Dec 201819.40.042 AU16.5 LD6,346,595 km
2013 VX423.750 - 110 m21.10.089 AU34.5 LD10 Dec 201821.10.009 AU3.3 LD1,280,815 km
2015 XX16927.49 - 20 m24.00.107 AU41.5 LD13 Dec 201822.90.044 AU17.1 LD6,556,359 km
2018 VO926.910 - 25 m22.60.043 AU16.8 LD14 Dec 201823.10.007 AU2.7 LD1,026,856 km
2001 YC124.140 - 90 m23.10.253 AU98.3 LD20 Dec 201819.50.049 AU19.0 LD7,309,659 km
2017 XQ6024.435 - 80 m24.20.309 AU120.4 LD21 Dec 201818.60.027 AU10.5 LD4,028,433 km
(163899) 2003 SD22017.3920 - 2060 m15.50.119 AU46.3 LD22 Dec 201816.20.019 AU7.4 LD2,834,313 km
2010 GT720.2240 - 540 m18.80.303 AU118.0 LD22 Dec 201817.00.052 AU20.0 LD7,707,154 km
2016 AO13124.140 - 90 m21.70.087 AU33.7 LD22 Dec 201820.50.052 AU20.3 LD7,788,452 km
(418849) 2008 WM6420.7195 - 430 m21.30.348 AU135.5 LD23 Dec 201815.50.043 AU16.8 LD6,460,351 km
2017 YQ824.630 - 70 m25.10.450 AU175.1 LD2 Jan 201920.20.049 AU19.0 LD7,291,665 km
2014 AK5126.615 - 30 m25.40.222 AU86.5 LD3 Jan 201921.50.004 AU1.4 LD553,287 km
2014 AA30.92 - 4 m28.30.160 AU62.2 LD3 Jan 201923.90.006 AU2.3 LD891,095 km
2014 AD1627.49 - 20 m26.60.313 AU121.8 LD4 Jan 201922.40.032 AU12.3 LD4,725,779 km
2016 AZ821.0170 - 375 m22.10.307 AU119.6 LD7 Jan 201917.60.030 AU11.6 LD4,446,267 km
2013 YM226.215 - 35 m24.30.127 AU49.6 LD9 Jan 201920.20.018 AU6.9 LD2,664,278 km
2018 AN224.830 - 65 m25.00.376 AU146.5 LD13 Jan 201920.70.062 AU24.0 LD9,236,350 km
2016 DL21.3145 - 325 m23.40.703 AU273.4 LD15 Jan 201919.60.053 AU20.8 LD7,992,642 km
2015 BB24.930 - 60 m26.10.622 AU242.0 LD17 Jan 201920.00.045 AU17.5 LD6,739,611 km
2015 JA221.1160 - 360 m23.10.507 AU197.2 LD19 Jan 201917.10.064 AU24.7 LD9,509,749 km
2013 CW3221.9110 - 250 m23.40.777 AU302.3 LD29 Jan 201916.20.036 AU13.9 LD5,334,274 km
1998 BR2626.015 - 40 m27.90.798 AU310.6 LD4 Feb 201920.20.021 AU8.3 LD3,190,967 km
2013 RV923.650 - 115 m23.50.235 AU91.5 LD6 Feb 201919.40.047 AU18.1 LD6,957,024 km
2017 PV2524.630 - 70 m25.90.444 AU172.6 LD12 Feb 201919.30.018 AU6.8 LD2,620,865 km


The current NEO position 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 MPC (Minor Planet 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.
NGC2000 dso catalog and star labels from VizieR as provided by the Strasbourg astronomical Data Center.
Tycho2 catalog from the ESO archive.