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Asteroid 2019 EN2 flew past Earth at 0.86 lunar distances


Asteroid designated 2019 EN2 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.86 LD / 0.00221 AU (330 611 km / 205 432 miles) on March 13, 2019, one day before it was discovered.

This object belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids. It was first observed at Palomar Mountain (ZTF), California, US on March 14.

Its estimated diameter is between 8 and 18 m (26 – 59 feet) and it flew past Earth at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 9.83 km/s at 23:38 UTC.

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This is the 11th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year, including 2019 EA2 expected to make its close approach on March 22.

 

NEO DATE / TIME UTC DISTANCE LD | AU  Diameter
2019 EA2 March 22 @ 01:58 UTC ± 05:30 0.80 | 0.00204 17 – 37 m
2019 EN2 March 13 @ 23:38 UTC ± < 00:01 0.86 | 0.00221 8 – 18 m
2019 EH1 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 DG2 Febraury 26 @ 07:39 UTC ± 07:39 0.61 |  0.00158 5.4 – 12 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 EN2 at Minor Planet Center; at CNEOS

Featured image: The green line indicates the object’s apparent motion relative to the Earth, and the bright green marks are the object’s location at approximately half hour intervals. The Moon’s orbit is grey. The blue arrow points in the direction of Earth’s motion and the yellow arrow points toward the Sun. Credit: Minor Planet Center

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