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Close Approach Fact Sheet for asteroid (52768) 1998 OR2
Close approach fact sheet for asteroid 2010WC9. A small asteroid impacted the Earth on 15 May 2018.
The asteroid ground track is provided below starting one day before the closest approach and extending for 1.5 days. The curve represents the movement of the sub-asteroid point over the Earth along the mentioned time interval. The track starts in the Pacific ocean at magnitude 16 and progresses westwards.
A small size asteroid will approach the Earth on 12 October 2017. The expected minimum distance is just above the geostationary ring, thus being a good target for radar observations.
The asteroid ground track displayed below represents the movement of the sub-asteroid point over the Earth, from the time of the first observation to its approach to the Southern part of Africa, just before its impact.