2019 EO is a very small asteroid whose orbit could bring it in close proximity to Earth. NASA JPL has classified 2019 EO 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.
2019 EO orbits the sun every 362 days (0.99 years), coming as close as 0.47 AU and reaching as far as 1.52 AU from the sun. Based on its brightness and the way it reflects light, 2019 EO is probably between 0.061 to 0.136 kilometers in diameter, making it a small to average asteroid, very roughly comparable in size to a school bus or smaller.
2019 EO's orbit is 0.05 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.
2019 EO has 9 close approaches predicted in the coming decades:
|Date||Distance from Earth (km)||Velocity (km/s)|
|Feb. 14, 2019||7,023,905||16.669|
|Feb. 13, 2020||11,780,099||15.138|
|Feb. 11, 2021||19,104,526||13.640|
|Feb. 11, 2022||27,086,789||12.257|
|June 23, 2157||29,743,272||12.397|
|June 21, 2158||23,556,313||13.948|
|June 19, 2159||19,129,879||15.501|
|June 17, 2160||17,722,175||17.067|
|June 15, 2161||19,859,808||18.679|
2019 EO's orbit is determined by observations dating back to March 2, 2019. It was last officially observed on March 12, 2019. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 24 observations used to determine its orbit.
The position of 2019 EO 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 above comparison is an artistic rendering that uses available data on the diameter of 2019 EO to create an approximate landscape rendering. The approximation is built for full-resolution desktop browsers. Shape, color, and texture of asteroid are imagined.