2013 AA32 is a very small asteroid whose orbit crosses the orbit of Earth. NASA JPL has classified 2013 AA32 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.
2013 AA32 orbits the sun every 1,245 days (3.41 years), coming as close as 0.60 AU and reaching as far as 3.93 AU from the sun. Its orbit is highly elliptical. Based on its brightness and the way it reflects light, 2013 AA32 is probably between 0.367 to 0.820 kilometers in diameter, making it a small to average asteroid, very roughly comparable in size to the U.S. Capitol building.
2013 AA32's orbit is 0.10 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.
2013 AA32 has 6 close approaches predicted in the coming decades:
|Date||Distance from Earth (km)||Velocity (km/s)|
|July 11, 2019||20,450,070||24.120|
|July 12, 2036||17,028,857||23.163|
|July 22, 2053||18,316,480||19.355|
|Dec. 30, 2063||25,131,346||17.401|
|Aug. 2, 2070||29,833,999||16.462|
|Jan. 13, 2081||20,370,032||24.376|
2013 AA32's orbit is determined by observations dating back to Jan. 6, 2013. It was last officially observed on July 6, 2019. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 89 observations used to determine its orbit.
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