Syrinx is a small asteroid whose orbit crosses the orbit of Earth. NASA JPL has classified Syrinx 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.
Syrinx orbits the sun every 1,414 days (3.87 years), coming as close as 0.63 AU and reaching as far as 4.30 AU from the sun. Its orbit is highly elliptical. Syrinx is about 1.8 kilometers in diameter, making it larger than most asteroids, comparable in size to Mount Everest.
Syrinx's orbit is 0.11 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.
Syrinx has 3 close approaches predicted in the coming decades:
|Date||Distance from Earth (km)||Velocity (km/s)|
|Nov. 2, 2085||24,409,798||26.054|
|Oct. 25, 2108||28,996,277||21.253|
|Nov. 1, 2193||14,397,896||25.345|
Syrinx's orbit is determined by observations dating back to Nov. 4, 1981. It was last officially observed on March 27, 2019. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 467 observations used to determine its orbit.
The position of Syrinx 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.