Will Asteroid 2018 WH 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 2018 WH will hit the Earth in the near future. Asteroid 2018 WH 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 2018 WH with the Earth is happening on Wednesday 16 November 2022 at 19:27 UTC time. At that time the closest distance between Asteroid 2018 WH and the Earth is 959,055 kilometers, which is a distance equivalent to 2.4945 Lunar Distances, or 150.53 Earth Radii.