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Asteroid 2019 EH1 flew past Earth at 0.06 lunar distances


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A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 EH1 flew past Earth at a very close distance of 0.06 LD / 0.00016 AU (23 935 km / 14 872 miles) on March 1, 2019. This is the 8th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year.

The object belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids. It was first discovered at Catalina Sky Survey on March 1 and made known to the public by CNEOS on March 7.

It has an estimated diameter between 2.5 and 5.7 m (8.2 – 18.7 feet) and it flew past us at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 15.61 km/s at 17:38 UTC on March 1.

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

 

NEO DATE / TIME UTC DISTANCE LD | AU  Diameter
2019 EF1 March 1 @ 17:38 UTC ± < 00:01 0.06 | 0.00016 2.5 – 5.7 m
2019 DF February 26 @ 21:21 UTC  ± 00:09 0.47 | 0.00120 3.0 m – 6.7 m
2019 CN5 February 11 @ 07:23 UTC ± 00:03 0.31 | 0.00079 7.3 m – 16 m
2019 BZ3 January 27 @ 23:29 ± < 00:01 0.13 | 0.00032  5.0 – 11 m
2019 BV1 January 24 @ 20:53 ± < 00:01 0.35 | 0.00090  4.9 – 11 m
2019 BO January 16 @ 01:13 ± 00:02 0.18 | 0.00046  6.6 – 15 m
2019 AE9 January 12 @ 11:09 ± < 00:01 0.26 | 0.00067  9.9 – 22 m
2019 AS5 January 8 @ 00:37 ± < 00:01 0.04 | 0.00010  0.95 – 2.1 m

 

References:

Asteroid 2019 EH1 at Minor Planet Center; at CNEOS

Featured image credit: CNEOS

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