154993 (2005 EA94) is a small asteroid whose orbit crosses the orbit of Earth. NASA JPL has classified 2005 EA94 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.
2005 EA94 orbits the sun every 682 days (1.87 years), coming as close as 0.51 AU and reaching as far as 2.52 AU from the sun. 2005 EA94 is about 0.8 kilometers in diameter, making it small in absolute terms, but larger than ~97% of asteroids, comparable in size to the Golden Gate Bridge.
2005 EA94's orbit is 0.08 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.
2005 EA94 has 14 close approaches predicted in the coming decades:
|Date||Distance from Earth (km)||Velocity (km/s)|
|Feb. 15, 2020||24,913,756||18.282|
|Aug. 3, 2023||14,456,316||19.434|
|Feb. 17, 2048||23,385,786||18.892|
|Aug. 3, 2051||15,474,181||19.168|
|Feb. 17, 2076||23,752,858||18.779|
|Aug. 3, 2079||15,629,103||19.155|
|Feb. 18, 2104||23,650,326||18.856|
|Aug. 5, 2107||15,970,257||19.116|
|Feb. 19, 2132||23,463,152||19.015|
|Aug. 5, 2135||16,766,848||18.929|
|Feb. 21, 2160||22,124,423||19.743|
|Aug. 7, 2163||20,525,078||17.989|
|Feb. 24, 2188||21,292,689||21.478|
|Aug. 11, 2191||28,982,224||16.168|
2005 EA94's orbit is determined by observations dating back to June 1, 2002. It was last officially observed on Feb. 18, 2020. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 189 observations used to determine its orbit.
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