Will Asteroid 2006 SB Impact Earth?
There is some chance that you have reached this page because of some news stating that there is a significant risk that Asteroid 2006 SB will hit the Earth in the near future. Asteroid 2006 SB is in fact known as a Near Earth Object (or NEO), i.e. an asteroid whose orbit is close to intersect Earth's orbit. These asteroids are monitored very closely and, thanks to high precision position observations and celestial mechanic computations, their orbit is usually known with a high level of precision.
In fact, considering the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid 2006 SB with the Earth is happening on Sunday 19 September 2027 at 13:29 UTC time. At that time the closest distance between Asteroid 2006 SB and the Earth is 1,524,006 kilometers, which is a distance equivalent to 3.9639 Lunar Distances, or 239.21 Earth Radii.