Will Asteroid 292220 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 292220 will hit the Earth in the near future. Asteroid 292220 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 292220 with the Earth is happening on Sunday 28 January 2029 at 04:24 UTC time. At that time the closest distance between Asteroid 292220 and the Earth is 1,225,448 kilometers, which is a distance equivalent to 3.1874 Lunar Distances, or 192.35 Earth Radii.