October 23, 2021

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Up to 8 large asteroids are heading to Earth. When will they fly past us?

8 large asteroids approaching Earth, which will gradually fly around the Earth by November. They will all fly at a safe distance from our planet.

During October and November, up to 8 relatively large asteroids will fly around our planet. They all average over 140 meters in size, which is the size beyond which asteroids are classified as potentially hazardous objects (PHOs). The largest asteroid is estimated to be 380 meters long.

Three asteroids will fly by this month and the remaining five asteroids will fly through November, according to NASA. The space agency assures that they all fly at a safe distance, so there is no risk of collision on our planet.

October trips

The first asteroid will fly in three days, i.e. October 15. This asteroid was discovered only this year. It has an estimated diameter of 160 meters and will lie at a close proximity to Earth of about 4.5 million kilometers.

Another asteroid with a diameter of 230 meters will pass around Earth October 20 It will fly approximately 3.2 million kilometers from Earth.

After this asteroid was discovered in 1996 it will be October 25 It tracks an asteroid with a diameter of about 200 meters that travels about 7.1 million kilometers from our planet.

5 asteroidov v novembri

November will be slightly richer in terms of the number of asteroids. Up to 5 asteroids will fly around Earth together this month.

It will be the first flight November 2 At a distance of 5.3 million km from Earth. The size of this asteroid is estimated at about 220 meters.

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A much larger asteroid would be up to 380 meters in size November 13 It orbits the Earth at a distance of 4.2 million km.

November 20 The asteroid is expected to fly 5.5 million kilometers and have a diameter of about 190 meters. the next day November 21 At a distance of 5.7 million kilometers will be a huge asteroid with a height of 300 meters, also called 3361 Orpheus.

The last asteroid, whose size ranges between 92 and 210 meters, is expected to cross a safe distance of about 6.1 million kilometers at the end of next November, i.e. November 29.