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 ME115 - 40 m29.90.018 AU7.0 LD28 Jun 202010h44m+12°37'19.30.005 AU2.0 LD
2020 JX145 - 105 m21.80.010 AU3.9 LD29 Jun 202008h50m+39°33'21.30.009 AU3.3 LD
2019 AC39 - 21 m22.90.026 AU10.1 LD1 Jul 202001h03m+04°05'22.80.026 AU10.1 LD
2020 MT240 - 95 m18.60.043 AU16.7 LD3 Jul 202016h47m-22°45'18.40.041 AU16.0 LD
2020 MO30 - 60 m18.50.028 AU10.8 LD3 Jul 202020h08m-68°36'18.60.024 AU9.3 LD
2020 MU335 - 75 m19.80.061 AU23.7 LD3 Jul 202020h50m-26°49'19.70.059 AU22.9 LD
2020 LS60 - 130 m19.70.055 AU21.5 LD4 Jul 202012h47m+40°41'20.60.050 AU19.4 LD
2007 UN125 - 11 m24.60.044 AU17.0 LD4 Jul 202000h06m+06°21'24.70.043 AU16.8 LD
2006 NL265 - 595 m19.40.105 AU40.7 LD9 Jul 202018h52m+41°09'16.00.057 AU22.0 LD
2020 MU130 - 65 m19.80.052 AU20.2 LD11 Jul 202021h00m-37°48'19.50.048 AU18.8 LD
2014 MV4140 - 90 m20.50.102 AU39.7 LD12 Jul 202023h54m+42°53'19.50.028 AU10.9 LD
2020 ML20 - 40 m20.70.043 AU16.6 LD12 Jul 202022h32m+26°07'20.60.029 AU11.4 LD
2020 KJ725 - 50 m19.50.040 AU15.5 LD13 Jul 202021h29m-10°15'19.10.030 AU11.9 LD
2009 OS535 - 80 m20.30.049 AU18.9 LD13 Jul 202015h55m+03°13'19.80.045 AU17.7 LD
2020 MQ235 - 75 m20.90.076 AU29.6 LD14 Jul 202011h59m+19°51'22.30.044 AU17.0 LD
2020 MX40 - 90 m20.00.065 AU25.3 LD17 Jul 202018h35m+02°05'18.40.039 AU15.0 LD
2016 DY302 - 5 m27.80.169 AU65.9 LD19 Jul 202014h35m+01°02'25.90.033 AU12.7 LD
2020 ME320 - 40 m21.80.063 AU24.5 LD19 Jul 202015h30m-78°43'21.10.038 AU14.8 LD
2002 BF2585 - 195 m18.70.083 AU32.2 LD21 Jul 202010h25m-34°52'18.80.024 AU9.4 LD
2015 VA10675 - 170 m20.00.159 AU61.8 LD21 Jul 202019h49m+64°33'19.60.062 AU24.0 LD
2018 FW425 - 55 m26.90.149 AU58.0 LD23 Jul 202023h13m+76°59'22.60.064 AU24.8 LD
(8014) 1990 MF485 - 1080 m16.20.112 AU43.5 LD24 Jul 202011h16m+43°44'18.40.055 AU21.3 LD
2008 CN11615 - 30 m34.00.149 AU57.9 LD25 Jul 202002h22m+23°06'23.60.051 AU19.7 LD
2018 GO435 - 75 m25.10.152 AU59.2 LD27 Jul 202017h21m+51°15'19.80.031 AU12.0 LD
2020 MX355 - 125 m20.90.153 AU59.7 LD29 Jul 202022h34m+39°02'17.60.024 AU9.4 LD
2018 PY710 - 25 m26.70.166 AU64.6 LD31 Jul 202003h45m-02°55'22.40.023 AU8.9 LD
2018 BD3 - 6 m33.20.211 AU82.2 LD4 Aug 202014h39m+06°56'25.50.025 AU9.9 LD
2007 RF115 - 35 m29.40.096 AU37.2 LD4 Aug 202018h27m+52°56'20.50.022 AU8.5 LD
2009 PQ185 - 190 m25.00.316 AU123.0 LD6 Aug 202003h40m-51°58'17.20.023 AU9.0 LD
2011 UT15 - 40 m23.90.212 AU82.4 LD6 Aug 202008h51m-52°48'23.10.041 AU16.0 LD
2017 TH25 - 10 m26.00.136 AU52.9 LD13 Aug 202020h50m+80°25'25.80.054 AU21.1 LD
2019 AN5160 - 360 m20.50.336 AU130.7 LD19 Aug 202001h15m+40°01'17.40.059 AU22.9 LD
(411165) 2010 DF1115 - 260 m23.50.487 AU189.5 LD20 Aug 202023h55m+42°52'17.60.054 AU21.0 LD
2020 FA115 - 30 m24.30.062 AU24.1 LD23 Aug 202004h46m+45°32'23.50.048 AU18.5 LD
2016 AH1643 - 7 m28.10.235 AU91.4 LD26 Aug 202015h40m+09°27'26.40.042 AU16.3 LD
2005 XN2735 - 75 m25.20.554 AU215.6 LD26 Aug 202002h27m+22°25'19.70.036 AU13.9 LD
2017 QU3215 - 30 m28.20.604 AU234.9 LD28 Aug 202016h56m-31°56'23.20.059 AU23.1 LD
2011 ES420 - 45 m27.40.337 AU131.1 LD1 Sep 202004h41m+18°37'19.00.010 AU3.9 LD
2013 RR4320 - 50 m27.10.936 AU364.3 LD6 Sep 202005h04m+22°33'20.90.028 AU10.7 LD
(465824) 2010 FR120 - 270 m22.90.592 AU230.5 LD6 Sep 202005h29m+26°14'18.60.050 AU19.4 LD
2015 SJ720 - 45 m26.80.870 AU338.6 LD9 Sep 202014h03m-39°40'23.60.048 AU18.7 LD
2012 RM1535 - 75 m26.10.481 AU187.0 LD12 Sep 202017h32m-10°46'20.70.045 AU17.6 LD
2017 US15 - 35 m28.60.446 AU173.5 LD13 Sep 202015h28m-08°16'23.90.045 AU17.5 LD
2014 QJ3350 - 110 m24.60.533 AU207.2 LD18 Sep 202017h44m-05°36'18.70.024 AU9.3 LD
2017 SL1620 - 40 m27.30.341 AU132.9 LD20 Sep 202000h13m+47°12'19.00.019 AU7.4 LD
2017 SU1415 - 40 m26.30.380 AU147.9 LD22 Sep 202020h40m+19°28'20.60.034 AU13.1 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.