1994 GL is a very small asteroid whose orbit could bring it in close proximity to Earth. NASA JPL has classified 1994 GL 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.
1994 GL orbits the sun every 206 days (0.56 years), coming as close as 0.34 AU and reaching as far as 1.03 AU from the sun. Based on its brightness and the way it reflects light, 1994 GL is probably between 0.035 to 0.078 kilometers in diameter, making it a small to average asteroid, very roughly comparable in size to a school bus or smaller.
1994 GL's orbit is 0.01 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.
1994 GL has 9 close approaches predicted in the coming decades:
|Date||Distance from Earth (km)||Velocity (km/s)|
|April 24, 2024||18,152,807||14.042|
|March 16, 2029||16,241,354||13.419|
|April 24, 2037||20,145,237||14.513|
|April 24, 2076||16,659,682||13.686|
|March 16, 2081||18,530,027||13.975|
|March 17, 2120||17,509,633||13.712|
|April 6, 2124||4,107,228||9.230|
|April 25, 2128||17,847,739||13.974|
|March 18, 2185||18,730,349||14.032|
1994 GL's orbit is determined by observations dating back to April 7, 1994. It was last officially observed on April 10, 1994. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 10 observations used to determine its orbit.
The position of 1994 GL is indicated by a ◯ pink circle. Note that the object may not be in your current field of view. Use the controls below to adjust position, location, and time.