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 BC29.44 - 8 m19.80.004 AU1.7 LD21 Jan 201817.60.003 AU1.0 LD400,440 km
2018 BV124.435 - 80 m19.80.067 AU26.0 LD21 Jan 201819.30.064 AU24.9 LD9,588,465 km
2015 RU3625.520 - 45 m21.70.055 AU21.3 LD21 Jan 201822.10.053 AU20.6 LD7,934,146 km
2011 EB26.910 - 25 m29.50.061 AU23.7 LD22 Jan 201829.80.060 AU23.4 LD8,995,663 km
(306383) 1993 VD21.5135 - 300 m19.20.039 AU15.1 LD22 Jan 201818.10.037 AU14.3 LD5,500,780 km
2006 AL424.830 - 65 m19.80.056 AU21.7 LD22 Jan 201819.70.056 AU21.6 LD8,306,434 km
2015 DT5325.520 - 45 m21.20.051 AU19.8 LD22 Jan 201821.20.051 AU19.8 LD7,594,072 km
2018 AK1225.225 - 55 m21.60.021 AU8.0 LD23 Jan 201819.70.018 AU7.0 LD2,692,294 km
2018 BT122.970 - 155 m17.60.040 AU15.6 LD23 Jan 201817.30.039 AU15.3 LD5,881,909 km
2018 AV1125.125 - 55 m21.70.029 AU11.1 LD23 Jan 201821.30.028 AU11.1 LD4,251,371 km
2018 AJ24.630 - 70 m16.60.012 AU4.7 LD23 Jan 201816.40.012 AU4.7 LD1,803,080 km
2018 BG125.520 - 45 m18.90.028 AU11.0 LD24 Jan 201818.70.028 AU10.9 LD4,190,314 km
2018 BP124.630 - 70 m18.70.049 AU19.1 LD24 Jan 201818.50.049 AU19.1 LD7,329,253 km
2018 BA326.115 - 35 m17.20.009 AU3.5 LD24 Jan 201817.10.008 AU3.0 LD1,168,414 km
2018 AL1224.830 - 65 m19.00.031 AU12.1 LD26 Jan 201819.60.020 AU8.0 LD3,060,293 km
2018 BU124.630 - 70 m17.40.022 AU8.7 LD27 Jan 201816.70.008 AU3.1 LD1,179,086 km
2018 BQ25.620 - 45 m19.60.025 AU9.8 LD27 Jan 201819.30.024 AU9.4 LD3,613,230 km
2006 BX14721.4140 - 310 m20.90.091 AU35.5 LD30 Jan 201816.90.045 AU17.6 LD6,765,106 km
2011 CH2228.75 - 11 m28.80.055 AU21.5 LD31 Jan 201826.30.047 AU18.3 LD7,024,522 km
2003 CA423.650 - 115 m19.00.058 AU22.4 LD31 Jan 201818.70.054 AU21.0 LD8,072,976 km
2018 AQ222.1100 - 225 m18.20.100 AU39.0 LD2 Feb 201817.70.035 AU13.4 LD5,163,981 km
2002 CB1925.025 - 60 m25.20.094 AU36.6 LD3 Feb 201819.10.026 AU10.2 LD3,905,300 km
2018 BG323.845 - 105 m19.80.095 AU37.1 LD3 Feb 201818.20.030 AU11.9 LD4,560,747 km
2018 AH1226.910 - 25 m20.60.037 AU14.3 LD4 Feb 201819.80.014 AU5.4 LD2,061,853 km
(276033) 2002 AJ12918.7485 - 1080 m23.40.237 AU92.3 LD4 Feb 201813.20.029 AU11.4 LD4,390,213 km
2014 SR33918.5530 - 1185 m17.80.161 AU62.8 LD7 Feb 201814.20.054 AU21.0 LD8,064,863 km
2018 BJ323.260 - 135 m20.30.116 AU45.3 LD8 Feb 201820.30.056 AU21.7 LD8,352,024 km
2018 BL123.260 - 135 m21.00.202 AU78.7 LD9 Feb 201819.10.042 AU16.4 LD6,316,037 km
2015 BN50920.7195 - 430 m18.40.180 AU70.0 LD9 Feb 201815.90.033 AU12.8 LD4,937,177 km
2014 WQ20223.845 - 105 m22.40.221 AU86.1 LD11 Feb 201820.70.038 AU14.7 LD5,638,586 km
2015 SY1621.7120 - 270 m19.30.194 AU75.4 LD13 Feb 201818.10.054 AU21.0 LD8,074,787 km
2016 CO24625.920 - 40 m22.70.108 AU41.8 LD22 Feb 201820.90.039 AU15.3 LD5,864,935 km
2017 DR10927.68 - 18 m32.80.131 AU51.0 LD23 Feb 201821.20.015 AU5.8 LD2,243,512 km
2016 EP5624.535 - 75 m29.00.479 AU186.3 LD25 Feb 201820.60.041 AU16.1 LD6,205,115 km
2017 YA822.295 - 215 m20.70.154 AU60.1 LD25 Feb 201826.10.058 AU22.5 LD8,668,422 km
2016 FU1226.910 - 25 m29.20.105 AU40.7 LD27 Feb 201822.50.033 AU13.0 LD5,009,241 km
2014 EY2424.240 - 85 m21.80.169 AU65.9 LD27 Feb 201819.20.038 AU14.8 LD5,674,819 km
2015 BF51124.830 - 65 m21.70.126 AU49.1 LD2 Mar 201821.70.034 AU13.2 LD5,082,440 km
2010 AG327.58 - 19 m25.20.100 AU38.8 LD4 Mar 201823.10.040 AU15.7 LD6,027,436 km
2003 EM124.535 - 75 m23.80.181 AU70.4 LD7 Mar 201820.30.043 AU16.9 LD6,503,038 km
2017 VR1220.6200 - 450 m18.50.147 AU57.3 LD7 Mar 201811.90.010 AU3.8 LD1,464,073 km
2006 XZ227.110 - 25 m27.20.213 AU82.9 LD7 Mar 201826.40.041 AU16.0 LD6,151,765 km
2015 FM3422.490 - 195 m23.00.288 AU112.2 LD8 Mar 201821.60.059 AU22.9 LD8,811,813 km
2015 DK20025.620 - 45 m24.00.244 AU94.9 LD8 Mar 201819.90.015 AU5.7 LD2,202,304 km
2003 DY1526.315 - 35 m24.90.261 AU101.5 LD9 Mar 201823.10.047 AU18.3 LD7,041,754 km
2013 RZ7320.9175 - 395 m21.90.580 AU225.8 LD12 Mar 201819.80.055 AU21.4 LD8,216,708 km
2001 VE7623.650 - 115 m24.70.375 AU146.0 LD17 Mar 201819.80.047 AU18.4 LD7,074,725 km
2016 FK327.210 - 22 m25.10.158 AU61.5 LD19 Mar 201822.70.055 AU21.4 LD8,242,104 km
2011 GP4424.435 - 80 m27.30.542 AU210.8 LD22 Mar 201821.60.059 AU22.9 LD8,822,526 km
2017 FZ226.710 - 25 m26.50.349 AU135.7 LD23 Mar 201820.70.013 AU4.9 LD1,878,407 km
2017 FY10127.210 - 22 m28.00.514 AU200.0 LD28 Mar 201824.50.059 AU22.8 LD8,761,270 km
2016 SR226.215 - 35 m27.30.300 AU116.7 LD28 Mar 201822.60.048 AU18.6 LD7,144,798 km
2010 GD3524.535 - 75 m26.70.693 AU269.7 LD31 Mar 201819.80.040 AU15.4 LD5,939,920 km
2004 FG2926.015 - 40 m27.40.653 AU253.9 LD2 Apr 201819.30.010 AU4.1 LD1,559,762 km
2008 WG9626.215 - 35 m28.20.814 AU316.7 LD8 Apr 201819.80.011 AU4.4 LD1,680,142 km
2008 GY2127.68 - 18 m29.20.698 AU271.7 LD9 Apr 201822.10.020 AU7.9 LD3,034,288 km
2018 BY220.5210 - 470 m19.70.270 AU105.1 LD11 Apr 201816.30.061 AU23.9 LD9,198,002 km
(363599) 2004 FG1121.0170 - 375 m24.31.324 AU515.1 LD12 Apr 201817.80.049 AU19.2 LD7,378,906 km
2005 GZ12825.820 - 40 m26.90.339 AU131.9 LD12 Apr 201820.00.030 AU11.8 LD4,527,473 km
2014 UR26.615 - 30 m25.10.142 AU55.3 LD13 Apr 201834.10.020 AU7.7 LD2,957,908 km
2015 XE35220.8185 - 410 m22.10.654 AU254.6 LD16 Apr 201818.30.051 AU20.0 LD7,671,667 km
2010 JO3325.025 - 60 m26.70.781 AU303.8 LD20 Apr 201820.90.060 AU23.4 LD8,998,634 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)
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.