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2019 AS5

2019 AS5
2019 AS5-flyby.png
The hourly motion of 2019 AS5 passed the Earth between 7 and 8 January 2019
Discovery
Discovery siteMount Lemmon Obs.
Discovery date8 January 2019
Designations
MPC designation2019 AS5
NEO · Apollo[1]
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 27 April 2019 (JD 2458600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 5
Observation arc1 day
Aphelion1.8769 AU
Perihelion0.8188 AU
1.3478 AU
Eccentricity0.3925
1.56 yr (571.547 d)
98.81126°
0° 37m 47.528s / day
Inclination0.7012968°
106.7463°
294.359°
Earth MOID0.000140 AU
Physical characteristics
Mean diameter
1–2 m (3.3–6.6 ft)
32.243[1]

2019 AS5 is a near earth asteroid that passed close by the earth on 8 January 2019. It passed within 0.04 lunar distances or 15,000 kilometers of the center of the Earth, 8600 km from the surface. It was discovered by the Mt. Lemmon Survey 9 hours after closest approach. It is estimated to be about 1–2 meters in diameter.[2]

As of July 2019, it is the closest approach of a non-impacting asteroid in 2019.[3] 2019 MO impacted Earth on 22 June 2019.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: (2019 AS5)" (2019-01-08 last obs.). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 9 January 2019.
  2. ^ Asteroid 2019 AS5 flew past Earth at a very close distance of 0.04 LD
  3. ^ Go to [cneos.jpl.nasa.gov] and for Table Settings select "Past (within a year)" and sort by "CA distance nominal"

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