The asteroid, named by NASA Asteroid 2019 JN2, has been shifted from Earth to a "Earth Closed Approach" trajectory. NASA said the asteroid flew from our native planet in the small morning hours (Wednesday, May 15). Closest to it, the cosmic rock approached the Earth about 3:15 pm BST (2.15 UTC). When this happens, the asteroid reaches terrible speeds of about 6.77 kilometers per second or 15.144 miles per hour.
Asteroid JN2 is the so-called "near-Earth object" or NEO asteroid. and asteroids circling around the Sun at a maximum distance of 120.8 million miles.
These rock objects are pushed around the inner circles of the solar system without passing the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.
] NEOs as an asterisk JN2 sometimes cross their own orbit on the Sun's Earth.
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But is there anything to fear from today's flyover of the asteroid JN2? I did not expect any cataclysm
As near as possible, the asteroid JN2 approached the Earth from a distance of 0.01
This means that the asteroid JN2 passed over our heads from a distance of 1.68 million miles (2.7 million kilometers) from Earth. Rock has flown from 7.04 Moon Distances (LD) or just over seven times as long as the Moon is.
NASA said: "As they orbit around the Sun, objects near the Earth can sometimes approach near the Earth. astronomical passage close can be very far in the human sense: millions or
Asteroid JN2 is an Apollo asteroid, meaning there is an orbit similar to that of Asteroid 1862 Apollo.
The cosmic scale is in the range of 65.6 to 144.3 feet (20/44 m) in diameter.
After today's flyover, the asteroid will again visit Earth in the morning on April 18, 2020.