1999 CG9 is a very small asteroid whose orbit crosses the orbit of Earth. NASA JPL has classified 1999 CG9 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.
1999 CG9 orbits the sun every 400 days (1.10 years), coming as close as 0.99 AU and reaching as far as 1.13 AU from the sun. Based on its brightness and the way it reflects light, 1999 CG9 is probably between 0.016 to 0.071 kilometers in diameter, making it a small to average asteroid, very roughly comparable in size to a school bus or smaller.
1999 CG9's orbit is 0.02 AU from Earth's orbit at its closest point. This means that there is a wide berth between this asteroid and Earth at all times.
1999 CG9 has 14 close approaches predicted in the coming decades:
|Date||Distance from Earth (km)||Velocity (km/s)|
|June 22, 2022||20,279,938||2.811|
|Feb. 6, 2034||6,823,385||2.739|
|July 12, 2058||17,436,757||3.014|
|Sept. 2, 2070||11,912,817||2.928|
|Jan. 31, 2071||12,025,844||4.108|
|Sept. 4, 2082||12,233,600||2.900|
|Jan. 31, 2083||11,289,273||4.019|
|July 17, 2094||17,653,101||3.134|
|Feb. 4, 2118||5,105,532||2.742|
|June 27, 2130||18,798,660||2.819|
|Jan. 31, 2143||9,934,870||3.799|
|Feb. 1, 2155||5,380,535||3.218|
|Feb. 1, 2178||4,487,611||3.124|
|Jan. 31, 2189||8,389,939||3.604|
1999 CG9's orbit is determined by observations dating back to Feb. 10, 1999. It was last officially observed on March 6, 1999. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 47 observations used to determine its orbit.
1999 CG9 can be reached with a journey of 362 days. This trajectory would require a delta-v of 5.158 km/s. To put this into perspective, the delta-v to launch a rocket to Low-Earth Orbit is 9.7 km/s. There are 758,970 potential trajectories and launch windows to this asteroid.
See more at the NHATS Mission Trajectories table for 1999 CG9.
The position of 1999 CG9 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.
The below comparison is an artistic rendering that uses available data on the diameter of 1999 CG9 to create an approximate landscape rendering with New York City in the background. This approximation is built for full-resolution desktop browsers. Shape, color, and texture of asteroid are imagined.