2019 AS5

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2019 AS5
2019 AS5-flyby.png
The hourly motion of 2019 AS5 passed the earth between January 7-8, 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)
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 January 8, 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]

References[edit]

  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