2014 JL25 is a very small asteroid whose orbit crosses the orbit of Earth. NASA JPL has classified 2014 JL25 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 collision.
2014 JL25 orbits the sun every 1,801 days (4.93 years), coming as close as 0.99 AU and reaching as far as 4.80 AU from the sun. 2014 JL25 is about 0.2 kilometers in diameter, making it a small to average asteroid, comparable in size to a football field.
2014 JL25'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.
2014 JL25 has 6 close approaches predicted in the coming decades:
|Date||Distance from Earth (km)||Velocity (km/s)|
|April 15, 2019||44,355,135||17.642|
|June 22, 2075||69,196,135||17.298|
|June 5, 2111||18,281,825||12.067|
|July 19, 2136||63,729,553||21.463|
|June 20, 2141||22,244,297||14.421|
|July 3, 2146||48,965,458||17.260|
2014 JL25's orbit is determined by observations dating back to May 4, 2014. It was last officially observed on June 6, 2014. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 54 observations used to determine its orbit.
The position of 2014 JL25 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.