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)
2017 VC1428.46 - 12 m26.10.019 AU7.4 LD18 Nov 201718.10.003 AU1.3 LD484,441 km
2017 VN227.49 - 20 m21.70.017 AU6.7 LD18 Nov 201720.70.016 AU6.2 LD2,385,263 km
2017 UC5224.040 - 95 m20.70.054 AU21.0 LD18 Nov 201720.10.051 AU19.9 LD7,652,757 km
2017 WE26.810 - 25 m21.70.035 AU13.5 LD19 Nov 201720.60.030 AU11.7 LD4,494,110 km
2017 WC25.920 - 40 m17.40.009 AU3.3 LD20 Nov 201716.80.008 AU3.0 LD1,141,700 km
2009 WJ10625.520 - 45 m21.90.056 AU21.8 LD20 Nov 201722.00.056 AU21.8 LD8,367,473 km
2017 WB127.78 - 17 m18.30.005 AU2.1 LD20 Nov 201717.90.005 AU2.0 LD766,585 km
2017 VW1425.325 - 50 m21.10.063 AU24.6 LD21 Nov 201721.10.063 AU24.5 LD9,420,796 km
2017 UE4324.040 - 95 m20.00.061 AU23.9 LD22 Nov 201720.20.061 AU23.7 LD9,116,678 km
2017 VD1324.930 - 60 m19.90.036 AU14.2 LD22 Nov 201720.50.034 AU13.1 LD5,029,594 km
2017 VA1525.125 - 55 m17.70.022 AU8.4 LD22 Nov 201717.80.021 AU8.1 LD3,095,157 km
2009 WB5426.415 - 30 m22.90.049 AU19.0 LD24 Nov 201721.90.042 AU16.3 LD6,285,437 km
2017 VZ1425.025 - 60 m17.50.019 AU7.3 LD24 Nov 201716.40.008 AU3.2 LD1,227,203 km
(3361) Orpheus19.0415 - 930 m15.70.064 AU24.7 LD25 Nov 201716.30.061 AU23.6 LD9,090,120 km
2017 VY1326.515 - 30 m19.20.030 AU11.7 LD25 Nov 201717.80.005 AU2.0 LD779,011 km
2017 WS25.325 - 50 m20.40.062 AU24.0 LD29 Nov 201720.70.052 AU20.4 LD7,834,128 km
2010 VD13926.215 - 35 m20.20.031 AU12.0 LD29 Nov 201719.00.013 AU4.9 LD1,899,952 km
2007 DC27.58 - 19 m25.70.064 AU24.7 LD30 Nov 201729.40.056 AU21.8 LD8,374,471 km
2008 WM6126.710 - 25 m21.60.036 AU13.9 LD3 Dec 201719.00.010 AU4.0 LD1,532,507 km
2017 VR1425.720 - 45 m21.00.074 AU29.0 LD4 Dec 201720.60.058 AU22.8 LD8,747,738 km
2005 WY27.110 - 25 m23.80.082 AU32.0 LD9 Dec 201727.20.028 AU10.9 LD4,193,477 km
2017 VS1426.810 - 25 m21.50.059 AU22.8 LD12 Dec 201720.60.041 AU16.0 LD6,153,226 km
2015 YA27.49 - 20 m33.10.110 AU42.8 LD13 Dec 201724.10.062 AU24.3 LD9,331,776 km
2015 XX16927.58 - 19 m23.70.091 AU35.5 LD14 Dec 201721.70.026 AU10.1 LD3,872,735 km
2017 VD1426.115 - 35 m21.20.082 AU31.9 LD14 Dec 201721.20.060 AU23.3 LD8,948,495 km
2017 VT1422.875 - 165 m21.30.151 AU58.7 LD17 Dec 201716.30.010 AU3.8 LD1,466,679 km
2011 YD2926.315 - 35 m29.20.140 AU54.7 LD20 Dec 201723.20.044 AU17.0 LD6,525,939 km
2017 RP223.750 - 110 m22.10.085 AU33.2 LD21 Dec 201728.10.058 AU22.5 LD8,658,943 km
2006 XY24.040 - 95 m21.00.085 AU33.1 LD21 Dec 201717.40.018 AU6.9 LD2,671,953 km
2017 TS322.1100 - 225 m21.50.184 AU71.6 LD22 Dec 201718.40.046 AU18.1 LD6,947,660 km
(418849) 2008 WM6420.7195 - 430 m21.00.301 AU117.2 LD22 Dec 201714.90.039 AU15.3 LD5,865,827 km
2015 YQ128.07 - 15 m26.30.228 AU88.5 LD22 Dec 201723.80.043 AU16.9 LD6,499,803 km
2013 YB31.51 - 3 m29.00.177 AU68.7 LD23 Dec 201723.60.005 AU2.0 LD751,937 km
2007 AG20.1255 - 570 m23.10.222 AU86.4 LD26 Dec 201717.80.058 AU22.8 LD8,750,967 km
2012 BN125.520 - 45 m28.00.109 AU42.5 LD28 Dec 201720.20.037 AU14.6 LD5,600,500 km
2017 UE5222.390 - 205 m19.90.222 AU86.5 LD28 Dec 201718.80.044 AU17.0 LD6,551,604 km
2012 BP12327.110 - 25 m27.00.094 AU36.7 LD29 Dec 201724.50.047 AU18.4 LD7,072,601 km
2017 QL3321.1160 - 360 m20.40.177 AU68.9 LD30 Dec 201716.20.034 AU13.3 LD5,096,565 km
2015 BW51225.225 - 55 m24.20.185 AU71.9 LD30 Dec 201730.00.042 AU16.5 LD6,352,078 km
2015 RT125.420 - 50 m24.30.235 AU91.6 LD3 Jan 201822.00.042 AU16.2 LD6,246,239 km
2004 FH25.720 - 45 m29.10.347 AU135.0 LD10 Jan 201823.60.052 AU20.2 LD7,767,918 km
2013 BO2724.040 - 95 m26.00.628 AU244.2 LD12 Jan 201820.20.049 AU19.0 LD7,303,655 km
2011 BU5925.920 - 40 m27.50.474 AU184.3 LD17 Jan 201821.30.030 AU11.7 LD4,510,846 km
2005 BL124.630 - 70 m25.00.425 AU165.5 LD17 Jan 201819.90.061 AU23.6 LD9,058,702 km
2017 MT823.260 - 135 m22.90.207 AU80.4 LD20 Jan 201830.50.057 AU22.2 LD8,521,257 km
2015 NJ320.5210 - 470 m21.90.950 AU369.6 LD20 Jan 201816.80.056 AU21.7 LD8,331,321 km
2015 RU3625.520 - 45 m26.60.420 AU163.4 LD21 Jan 201822.10.053 AU20.6 LD7,934,146 km
2011 EB26.910 - 25 m25.80.289 AU112.6 LD22 Jan 201829.80.060 AU23.4 LD8,995,663 km
2006 AL424.830 - 65 m24.00.370 AU144.0 LD22 Jan 201819.70.055 AU21.6 LD8,298,869 km
(306383) 1993 VD21.5135 - 300 m23.00.676 AU262.9 LD22 Jan 201818.10.037 AU14.3 LD5,500,780 km
2015 DT5325.520 - 45 m23.80.253 AU98.6 LD22 Jan 201821.20.051 AU19.8 LD7,594,073 km
2006 BX14721.4140 - 310 m21.31.478 AU575.2 LD30 Jan 201816.90.045 AU17.6 LD6,765,107 km
2011 CH2228.75 - 11 m30.80.484 AU188.4 LD31 Jan 201826.30.047 AU18.3 LD7,024,522 km
2003 CA423.650 - 115 m23.10.149 AU57.8 LD31 Jan 201818.70.054 AU21.0 LD8,072,976 km
2002 CB1925.025 - 60 m26.60.751 AU292.2 LD3 Feb 201819.10.026 AU10.2 LD3,905,300 km
(276033) 2002 AJ12918.7485 - 1080 m21.21.891 AU735.7 LD4 Feb 201813.20.029 AU11.4 LD4,390,218 km
2014 SR33918.5530 - 1185 m19.90.592 AU230.2 LD7 Feb 201814.20.054 AU21.0 LD8,064,864 km
2015 BN50920.7195 - 430 m23.20.987 AU384.0 LD9 Feb 201815.90.033 AU12.8 LD4,937,169 km
2014 WQ20223.845 - 105 m26.31.028 AU400.1 LD11 Feb 201820.70.038 AU14.7 LD5,638,585 km
2015 SY1621.6125 - 285 m24.00.977 AU380.3 LD13 Feb 201818.00.053 AU20.6 LD7,931,861 km
1991 VG28.36 - 13 m25.80.075 AU29.1 LD16 Feb 201824.60.046 AU17.8 LD6,854,097 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.