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Asteroid 2018 LV3 to flyby Earth at 0.86 LD on June 15


A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 LV3 will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.86 LD / 0.00219 AU (327 619 km / 203 573  miles) on June 15, 2018. This is the 35th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year. 

This near-Earth object has an estimated diameter between 13 and 30 m (42 – 98 feet) and it belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids. It was discovered at Pan-STARRS 2, Haleakala on June 11, 4 days before its close approach.

2018 LV3’s flyby is expected at 02:30 UTC on June 15, at a speed (relative to Earth) of 11.13 km/s.

Ephemeris | Orbit Diagram | Orbital Elements | Mission Design | Physical Parameters | Close-Approach Data ]

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Asteroid 2018 LV3 at Minor Planet Center; at CNEOS

Featured image credit: CNEOS



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