2005 OX is a very small asteroid whose orbit crosses the orbit of Earth. NASA JPL has classified 2005 OX as a "Potentially Hazardous Asteroid" due to its predicted close pass(es) with Earth.
2005 OX orbits the sun every 561 days (1.54 years), coming as close as 0.51 AU and reaching as far as 2.15 AU from the sun. Based on its brightness and the way it reflects light, 2005 OX is probably between 0.202 to 0.451 kilometers in diameter, making it a small to average asteroid, very roughly comparable in size to a football field.
2005 OX's orbit is 0.02 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 OX has 13 close approaches predicted in the coming decades:
|Date||Distance from Earth (km)||Velocity (km/s)|
|Aug. 1, 2025||25,239,284||24.487|
|Aug. 16, 2048||21,237,730||15.559|
|March 4, 2078||18,486,606||16.416|
|Aug. 4, 2085||18,411,461||23.157|
|March 12, 2098||11,642,245||21.067|
|Aug. 13, 2105||6,774,218||18.361|
|Aug. 2, 2122||29,284,618||25.316|
|March 13, 2135||10,339,418||20.546|
|Aug. 13, 2142||6,991,102||18.324|
|March 13, 2172||10,691,944||20.627|
|Aug. 15, 2179||10,764,466||17.558|
|March 1, 2189||27,579,540||14.521|
|Aug. 5, 2196||19,170,579||23.320|
2005 OX's orbit is determined by observations dating back to July 25, 2005. It was last officially observed on April 16, 2018. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 64 observations used to determine its orbit.
The position of 2005 OX 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 2005 OX 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.