137924 (2000 BD19) is a small asteroid whose orbit could bring it in close proximity to Earth. NASA JPL has classified 2000 BD19 as a "Near Earth Asteroid" due to its orbit's proximity to Earth, but it is not considered potentially hazardous because computer simulations have not indicated any imminent likelihood of future collision.
2000 BD19 orbits the sun every 300 days (0.82 years), coming as close as 0.09 AU and reaching as far as 1.66 AU from the sun. Its orbit is highly elliptical. 2000 BD19 is about 1.0 kilometers in diameter, making it larger than ~97% of asteroids but small compared to large asteroids, comparable in size to the Golden Gate Bridge.
The rotation of 2000 BD19 has been observed. It completes a rotation on its axis every 10.57 hours.
2000 BD19's orbit is 0.09 AU from Earth's orbit at its closest point. This means that there is an wide berth between this asteroid and Earth at all times.
2000 BD19 has 15 close approaches predicted in the coming decades:
|Date||Distance from Earth (km)||Velocity (km/s)|
|Feb. 9, 2020||17,086,221||34.579|
|Feb. 13, 2029||16,419,770||30.576|
|Feb. 10, 2052||16,529,965||34.423|
|Feb. 14, 2061||16,450,039||30.527|
|Feb. 10, 2084||17,021,464||34.643|
|Feb. 13, 2093||15,403,213||30.809|
|Feb. 18, 2102||29,714,592||27.567|
|Feb. 10, 2116||19,340,252||35.420|
|Feb. 14, 2125||13,419,772||31.647|
|Feb. 17, 2134||24,994,692||28.421|
|Feb. 8, 2148||24,794,648||36.920|
|Feb. 12, 2157||13,302,018||33.195|
|Feb. 16, 2166||17,849,991||29.957|
|Feb. 9, 2189||19,875,417||35.634|
|Feb. 14, 2198||12,475,851||32.292|
2000 BD19's orbit is determined by observations dating back to Feb. 10, 1997. It was last officially observed on April 13, 2021. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 786 observations used to determine its orbit.
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The above comparison is an artistic rendering that uses available data on the diameter of 2000 BD19 to create an approximate landscape rendering with Mount Everest in the background. This approximation is built for full-resolution desktop browsers. Shape, color, and texture of asteroid are imagined.