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Near Earth Objects (NEO): Earth's Upcoming Close Approaches with Asteroids

NEOs (Near Earth Objects) are a category of Asteroids whose orbit is very close to intersect Earth's orbit. These objects are tracked carefully by astronomers because of potential risk of impact.

The table below is updated multiple times per day and lists all the known upcoming close approaches between the Earth and NEO asteroids that are will be closer than 10 Lunar Distances and will happen in the next 180 days.

Color coding: close approach distance is less than 1 Lunar Distances; close approach distance is less than 0.5 Lunar Distances;

Asteroid Name Date and Time of Closest Approach (UT) Close Approach Distance Approach Relative Speed km/s
Kilometers (km) Lunar Distance (LD) Astronomical Units (AU)
2019 CY1 2019-Feb-20 08:44 1,260,095 3.27752 0.00842 13.32
2019 CJ 2019-Feb-25 15:13 2,842,208 7.39260 0.01900 4.81
2019 CT4 2019-Mar-02 16:26 2,307,666 6.00225 0.01543 12.05
2015 EG 2019-Mar-04 21:03 441,598 1.14860 0.00295 9.63
2012 DF31 2019-Mar-09 07:18 3,488,313 9.07313 0.02332 15.26
2012 VZ19 2019-Mar-13 06:24 2,965,185 7.71246 0.01982 8.04
2016 GE1 2019-Apr-04 17:26 1,492,682 3.88248 0.00998 10.13
2018 VX8 2019-May-12 08:57 2,361,609 6.14256 0.01579 15.46
2012 KT12 2019-May-18 14:48 1,254,792 3.26372 0.00839 3.95
2014 MF18 2019-Jun-06 20:07 3,362,758 8.74656 0.02248 2.97
441987 2019-Jun-24 16:59 2,933,458 7.62994 0.01961 12.62
2016 NN15 2019-Jun-28 15:31 3,695,212 9.61127 0.02470 8.36
2016 NO56 2019-Jul-07 10:12 1,311,499 3.41122 0.00877 12.20
2010 PK9 2019-Jul-26 15:04 3,152,243 8.19901 0.02107 16.49

Near Earth Objects Orbit Diagram

This 3D diagram shows the orbits and the current positions of the Near Earth Asteroids passing close to Earth from not wo the next 180 days.

Orbit diagram of current NEO objects passing close to the Earth. View NEOs in the 3D Solar System Simulator