2013 TQ5 is a very small asteroid with an orbit that is entirely confined within Earth's orbit. NASA JPL has classified 2013 TQ5 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 TQ5 orbits the sun every 249 days (0.68 years), coming as close as 0.65 AU and reaching as far as 0.89 AU from the sun. Based on its brightness and the way it reflects light, 2013 TQ5 is probably between 0.291 to 0.652 kilometers in diameter, making it larger than 90% of asteroids but tiny compared to large asteroids, very roughly comparable in size to the U.S. Capitol building.
2013 TQ5's orbit is 0.19 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 TQ5 has 5 close approaches predicted in the coming decades:
|Date||Distance from Earth (km)||Velocity (km/s)|
|July 26, 2026||28,844,208||9.315|
|July 29, 2043||29,103,330||9.353|
|July 19, 2094||29,889,435||9.270|
|July 27, 2111||29,068,808||9.311|
|July 23, 2179||29,436,458||9.286|
2013 TQ5's orbit is determined by observations dating back to Oct. 2, 2013. It was last officially observed on Dec. 19, 2019. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 47 observations used to determine its orbit.
The position of 2013 TQ5 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 2013 TQ5 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.