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 diameter magn delta (AU) delta (LD) date ra dec magn delta (AU) delta (LD)
2020 OL430 - 65 m20.50.028 AU10.9 LD8 Aug 202001h37m+13°57'19.20.024 AU9.5 LD
2020 PO15 - 35 m18.80.017 AU6.5 LD12 Aug 202023h56m-32°16'17.80.011 AU4.1 LD
2017 TH25 - 10 m25.60.055 AU21.3 LD13 Aug 202020h50m+80°25'25.80.054 AU21.1 LD
2020 OT70 - 160 m18.90.081 AU31.4 LD16 Aug 202018h52m+51°37'19.30.062 AU24.2 LD
2019 AN5160 - 360 m17.10.076 AU29.6 LD19 Aug 202001h15m+40°02'17.40.059 AU22.9 LD
(411165) 2010 DF1115 - 260 m21.20.107 AU41.6 LD20 Aug 202023h55m+42°50'17.60.054 AU21.0 LD
2016 AH1643 - 7 m25.40.065 AU25.4 LD26 Aug 202015h40m+09°26'26.40.042 AU16.3 LD
2005 XN2735 - 75 m21.00.133 AU51.7 LD26 Aug 202002h27m+22°26'19.70.036 AU13.9 LD
2017 QU3215 - 30 m28.00.182 AU70.7 LD28 Aug 202016h56m-31°55'23.20.059 AU23.1 LD
2011 ES420 - 45 m30.40.095 AU36.8 LD1 Sep 202004h40m+18°37'19.00.010 AU3.9 LD
2013 RR4320 - 50 m30.40.301 AU117.1 LD6 Sep 202005h04m+22°33'20.90.028 AU10.7 LD
(465824) 2010 FR120 - 270 m20.40.221 AU86.1 LD6 Sep 202005h29m+26°15'18.60.050 AU19.4 LD
2015 SJ720 - 45 m36.00.225 AU87.5 LD9 Sep 202014h03m-39°39'23.60.048 AU18.7 LD
2012 RM1535 - 75 m26.10.198 AU76.9 LD12 Sep 202017h32m-10°45'20.70.045 AU17.6 LD
2017 US15 - 35 m31.30.144 AU55.9 LD13 Sep 202015h28m-08°16'23.90.045 AU17.5 LD
2014 QJ3350 - 110 m21.80.213 AU82.8 LD18 Sep 202017h44m-05°36'18.70.024 AU9.3 LD
2017 SL1620 - 40 m27.00.154 AU59.9 LD20 Sep 202000h13m+47°13'19.00.019 AU7.4 LD
2017 SU1415 - 40 m26.00.240 AU93.6 LD22 Sep 202020h40m+19°28'20.60.034 AU13.1 LD
2013 TD15 - 30 m25.30.206 AU80.2 LD30 Sep 202021h45m+33°57'18.50.010 AU4.0 LD
2010 UC9 - 20 m26.90.097 AU37.7 LD4 Oct 202019h20m-50°32'23.30.038 AU14.6 LD
2001 GP210 - 25 m26.70.092 AU35.9 LD5 Oct 202007h30m+46°52'18.30.004 AU1.6 LD
2019 SB610 - 25 m26.30.305 AU118.8 LD7 Oct 202019h54m-23°22'20.10.013 AU5.0 LD
2016 UR3130 - 70 m26.10.335 AU130.2 LD8 Oct 202008h30m+54°01'20.50.030 AU11.7 LD
1997 TZ1635 - 75 m25.80.656 AU255.4 LD12 Oct 202006h13m+39°42'19.40.030 AU11.6 LD
2007 TA2330 - 60 m22.90.188 AU73.2 LD12 Oct 202000h53m+08°29'18.50.042 AU16.4 LD
2018 GD24 - 8 m30.90.281 AU109.2 LD13 Oct 202007h26m+24°20'25.40.040 AU15.5 LD
2010 XA2510 - 25 m26.60.404 AU157.0 LD13 Oct 202005h02m+76°24'23.00.055 AU21.3 LD
2018 VG9 - 20 m28.60.230 AU89.5 LD21 Oct 202000h11m+17°07'21.50.039 AU15.2 LD
2005 UV6415 - 30 m25.20.165 AU64.1 LD21 Oct 202023h06m+11°34'22.00.059 AU23.1 LD
2017 UH515 - 30 m25.30.202 AU78.7 LD22 Oct 202023h55m-11°01'20.20.028 AU11.0 LD
2017 TK630 - 70 m25.80.516 AU200.6 LD24 Oct 202001h11m+73°39'20.10.044 AU17.3 LD
2008 GM26 - 13 m27.30.249 AU96.9 LD25 Oct 202022h18m-41°23'23.90.040 AU15.7 LD
2015 VN648 - 19 m29.40.796 AU309.7 LD30 Oct 202009h42m+19°43'24.20.040 AU15.6 LD
2020 OK520 - 45 m19.90.056 AU21.9 LD31 Oct 202017h26m+57°17'20.20.018 AU6.8 LD
2018 VP12 - 4 m31.70.417 AU162.1 LD2 Nov 202022h16m-03°53'20.70.003 AU1.3 LD
2020 HF930 - 70 m26.30.645 AU250.9 LD4 Nov 202011h14m+20°33'22.40.043 AU16.8 LD
2020 HF49 - 20 m25.20.095 AU37.1 LD4 Nov 202021h00m-16°33'23.50.041 AU16.1 LD
2013 VL1330 - 70 m25.40.451 AU175.6 LD5 Nov 202023h42m-47°24'19.00.022 AU8.6 LD
2019 XS40 - 85 m25.90.812 AU315.9 LD7 Nov 202008h27m+15°47'19.90.040 AU15.6 LD


The current NEO positions 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.