Every month dozens of NEAs come within 0.05 au of Earth. The following table presents the list of these forthcoming and recent close approaches, with details concerning the encounter circumstances.

Among the quantities in the table is the maximum brightness reached by the object at the close approach, useful to estimate its observability during the encounter. Note that when the encounter occurs in daylight the maximum brightness value is incremented by 100 to highlight that the geometry is unfavourable for observations. For a detailed description see the "Definitions and Assumptions" page. Entries are by default sorted by date, but the sorting can be changed by clicking on the table headers.

Last update: 2018-05-21 21:51 UTC
Upcoming close approaches to Earth
1 AU = ~150 million kilometers
1 LD = Lunar Distance = ~384000 kilometers
Distances are computed from the center of the Earth
Object Name Close Approach Date Miss Distance [km] Miss Distance [AU] Miss Distance [LD] Estimated Diameter [m] H [mag] Maximum Brightness [mag] Relative Velocity [km/s]
2007LT 2018-May-25 4268656 0.028534 11.105 130.0* 22.5 119 7.2
2013LE7 2018-May-31 6819239 0.045584 17.74 14.0* 27.3 22.6 1.7
2015DP155 2018-Jun-11 3444536 0.023025 8.961 210.0* 21.5 15 4.4
2010UH 2018-Jul-05 6784727 0.045353 17.65 16.0* 27.1 22.6 8.1
2005CU61 2018-Jul-11 5260265 0.035163 13.684 130.0* 22.6 17.9 23
2015NR2 2018-Jul-20 5898105 0.039426 15.344 28.0* 25.9 21.3 7.1
2015QS8 2018-Aug-18 2901765 0.019397 7.549 21.0* 26.5 19.8 7.7
2016GK135 2018-Aug-28 6414712 0.04288 16.687 9.0* 28.3 125.7 2.8
1998SD9 2018-Aug-29 1620713 0.010834 4.216 63.0* 24.1 17.5 10.7
2016NF23 2018-Aug-29 5015104 0.033524 13.046 110.0* 22.9 16.6 9
2015FP118 2018-Sep-03 4703118 0.031438 12.235 540.0* 19.4 14.8 9.8
2015SW6 2018-Sep-12 3364815 0.022492 8.753 51.0* 24.6 18.1 10.7
2015HG182 2018-Oct-10 2782476 0.0186 7.238 7.0* 28.9 22.8 18.4
2014US7 2018-Oct-17 1096941 0.007333 2.854 21.0* 26.5 17 8.7
2013UG1 2018-Oct-18 4001204 0.026746 10.409 140.0* 22.3 16.2 13.4
2016GC221 2018-Oct-18 3098172 0.02071 8.06 47.0* 24.8 121.4 14.3
2011WB 2018-Oct-24 7250859 0.048469 18.863 27.0* 26 21.7 6.3
2007VS6 2018-Oct-26 6924362 0.046286 18.013 23.0* 26.3 22 13.2
2002VE68 2018-Nov-04 5630580 0.037638 14.648 330.0* 20.5 15.1 8.6
2010VQ 2018-Nov-07 5973458 0.03993 15.54 12.0* 27.7 21.1 3.8
2016JG12 2018-Nov-18 3824425 0.025565 9.949 120.0* 22.7 118.4 7.6
2009WB105 2018-Nov-25 5823546 0.038928 15.15 82.0* 23.6 17 18.9
2008WD14 2018-Nov-26 2786365 0.018626 7.249 120.0* 22.8 16.4 9.3
2001WO15 2018-Nov-29 6231529 0.041655 16.211 130.0* 22.6 17.7 11.9
2002XQ90 2018-Nov-30 5306386 0.035471 13.804 180.0* 21.8 117.8 9.8
2013VX4 2018-Dec-09 1578153 0.010549 4.105 77.0* 23.7 119.6 6.6
2015XX169 2018-Dec-13 6504456 0.04348 16.921 14.0* 27.4 22.7 5.8
163899 2003SD220 2018-Dec-22 2827594 0.018901 7.356 1600.0* 17.1 113.9 6.2
2014AK51 2018-Dec-31 982888 0.00657 2.557 20.0* 26.6 120.7 8.8
2014AD16 2019-Jan-04 4941083 0.033029 12.854 14.0* 27.4 22.2 9.4
2016AZ8 2019-Jan-07 4454426 0.029776 11.588 260.0* 21.1 116.8 9.1
2013YM2 2019-Jan-09 2666223 0.017823 6.936 24.0* 26.2 20 4.2
2015BB 2019-Jan-18 5681413 0.037978 14.78 43.0* 25 19.2 15.9
2013CW32 2019-Jan-29 5327704 0.035614 13.86 170.0* 21.9 15.7 16.4
1998BR26 2019-Feb-02 2385667 0.015947 6.206 25.0* 26.1 18.7 13.7
2013RV9 2019-Feb-06 6836309 0.045698 17.784 82.0* 23.5 19.1 5.9
2016CO246 2019-Feb-22 6060389 0.040511 15.766 31.0* 25.7 20.7 5.5
2016FU12 2019-Feb-27 5913020 0.039526 15.382 18.0* 26.9 22.7 5.2
2015EG 2019-Mar-04 457635 0.003059 1.191 31.0* 25.7 15.6 9.6
2012DF31 2019-Mar-07 6612660 0.044203 17.202 55.0* 24.4 20.4 16.3
2012VZ19 2019-Mar-13 4223956 0.028235 10.988 31.0* 25.7 20.4 7.5
2011GV65 2019-Apr-03 3520143 0.023531 9.157 51.0* 24.6 18.2 13.4
2016GE1 2019-Apr-04 1360787 0.009096 3.54 20.0* 26.6 18.3 10.1
2014UR 2019-Apr-09 4979919 0.033289 12.955 21.0* 26.5 124.6 4.6
2016GW221 2019-Apr-10 3961696 0.026482 10.306 44.0* 24.9 18.4 5.3
2012XO134 2019-Apr-18 5666947 0.037881 14.742 68.0* 24 19.1 11
2016JP 2019-Apr-19 7292672 0.048748 18.971 250.0* 21.1 17.5 11.5
2008HS3 2019-May-09 5589680 0.037365 14.541 190.0* 21.7 15.3 5.3
2012KT12 2019-May-18 1424306 0.009521 3.705 23.0* 26.3 17.6 4
Recent close approaches to Earth
1 AU = ~150 million kilometers
1 LD = Lunar Distance = ~384000 kilometers
Distances are computed from the center of the Earth
Object Name Close Approach Date Miss Distance [AU] Miss Distance [LD] Estimated Diameter [m] H [mag] Maximum Brightness [mag] Relative Velocity [km/s]
2015FF36 2018-Apr-22 0.03212 12.5 21.0* 26.5 129.6 7.8
2012XL16 2018-Apr-23 0.040792 15.875 33.0* 25.5 121.8 6.1
2002JR100 2018-Apr-29 0.027776 10.81 28.0 24.3 19 7.7
2013US3 2018-Apr-29 0.0259 10.08 230.0* 21.3 15.1 7.7
2015MB54 2018-Apr-29 0.044682 17.389 73.0* 23.8 120.2 3.9
2014JR25 2018-May-04 0.016682 6.492 83.0* 23.5 17.5 15
1999FN19 2018-May-07 0.024803 9.652 130.0* 22.6 118.4 5.7
2016JQ5 2018-May-08 0.016031 6.239 10.0* 28.1 21.1 10.4
2016HP6 2018-May-13 0.005558 2.163 37.0* 25.3 14.6 5.6
1999LK1 2018-May-15 0.034023 13.241 150.0* 22.2 16.3 10
2010WC9 2018-May-15 0.001357 0.528 82.0* 23.5 10.7 12.8
2015KJ19 2018-May-15 0.048485 18.869 140.0* 22.4 18.4 23.5
*Estimated from the absolute magnitude using