Key Facts

  • Categorized as a Amor-class Asteroid
  • Comparable in size to a school bus or smaller
  • Will pass within 14,728,263 km of Earth in 2019
  • Classified as a Near Earth Asteroid (NEA)
  • Not a Potentially Hazardous Object
  • See orbit simulation


2019 ND2 is a very small asteroid whose orbit approaches the orbit of Earth but does not cross it. NASA JPL has classified 2019 ND2 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 ND2 orbits the sun every 767 days (2.10 years), coming as close as 1.09 AU and reaching as far as 2.19 AU from the sun. Based on its brightness and the way it reflects light, 2019 ND2 is probably between 0.027 to 0.060 kilometers in diameter, making it a small to average asteroid, very roughly comparable in size to a school bus or smaller.

Close Approaches

2019 ND2's orbit is 0.07 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 ND2 has 1 close approaches predicted in the coming decades:

Date Distance from Earth (km) Velocity (km/s)
July 11, 2019 14,728,263 5.169

Images and Observations

2019 ND2's orbit is determined by observations dating back to July 1, 2019. It was last officially observed on July 8, 2019. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 15 observations used to determine its orbit.

Accessibility and Exploration

This asteroid is not considered a viable target for human exploration by the NHATS study.

Similar Objects

These objects have orbits that share similar characteristics to the orbit of 2019 ND2:



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Orbital Elements

  • Epoch: 2458666.5 JD
  • Semi-major axis: 1.63996187264 AU
  • Eccentricity: 0.33562640511
  • Inclination: 4.96770551838°
  • Longitude of Ascending Node: 96.0323139853°
  • Argument of Periapsis: 184.72404827°
  • Mean Anomaly: 357.638573655°

Physical Characteristics

  • Diameter: ~0.034 km
  • Magnitude: 24.993

Derived Characteristics

  • Orbit Period: 767 days (2.10 years)
  • Avg. Orbit Speed: 23.26 km/s
  • Aphelion Distance: 2.19 AU
  • Perihelion Distance: 1.09 AU

Size Comparison

Orbit Simulation

Sky Map

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