Eger is a mid-sized asteroid whose orbit crosses the orbit of Earth. NASA JPL has classified Eger 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.
Eger orbits the sun every 608 days (1.66 years), coming as close as 0.91 AU and reaching as far as 1.90 AU from the sun. Eger is about 1.5 kilometers in diameter, making it larger than 99% of asteroids, comparable in size to the U.S. Pentagon.
The rotation of Eger has been observed. It completes a rotation on its axis every 5.71 hours.
Eger's orbit is 0.08 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.
Orbital simulations conducted by NASA JPL's CNEOS do not show any close approaches to Earth.
Eger's orbit is determined by observations dating back to Jan. 21, 1982. It was last officially observed on May 4, 2022. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 4,420 observations used to determine its orbit.
Scientists have been able to determine this object's shape:
View asteroid Eger in 3D.
The position of Eger 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 Eger to create an approximate landscape rendering with Mount Everest in the background. This approximation is built for full-resolution desktop browsers. Shape, color, and texture of asteroid are imagined.