2019 NE2 is a very small asteroid whose orbit crosses the orbit of Earth. NASA JPL has classified 2019 NE2 as a "Potentially Hazardous Asteroid" due to its predicted close pass(es) with Earth.
2019 NE2 orbits the sun every 831 days (2.28 years), coming as close as 0.47 AU and reaching as far as 2.99 AU from the sun. Its orbit is highly elliptical. Based on its brightness and the way it reflects light, 2019 NE2 is probably between 0.163 to 0.364 kilometers in diameter, making it a small to average asteroid, very roughly comparable in size to a football field.
2019 NE2'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 NE2 has 10 close approaches predicted in the coming decades:
|Date||Distance from Earth (km)||Velocity (km/s)|
|July 11, 2019||11,405,964||21.849|
|Feb. 2, 2047||17,176,101||22.513|
|Feb. 9, 2072||22,373,158||26.575|
|July 5, 2085||11,609,847||25.287|
|July 16, 2110||21,001,387||19.866|
|Jan. 28, 2113||27,253,157||19.391|
|Feb. 10, 2138||22,316,031||26.355|
|July 10, 2151||8,637,374||23.762|
|Feb. 7, 2179||18,011,487||24.172|
|July 6, 2192||14,675,903||25.842|
2019 NE2's orbit is determined by observations dating back to May 31, 2019. It was last officially observed on July 12, 2019. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 199 observations used to determine its orbit.
The position of 2019 NE2 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.