Key Facts

  • Classified as a Apollo-class Asteroid
  • Comparable in size to Mount Everest
  • Will pass within 10,550,893 km of Earth in 2025
  • Classified as a Near Earth Asteroid (NEA)
  • Classified as a Potentially Hazardous Asteroid (PHA)
  • See orbit simulation

Overview

350523 (2000 EA14) is a small asteroid whose orbit crosses the orbit of Earth. NASA JPL has classified 2000 EA14 as a "Potentially Hazardous Asteroid" due to its predicted close pass(es) with Earth.

2000 EA14 orbits the sun every 431 days (1.18 years), coming as close as 0.89 AU and reaching as far as 1.34 AU from the sun. Based on its brightness and the way it reflects light, 2000 EA14 is probably between 1.050 to 4.690 kilometers in diameter, making it larger than most asteroids, very roughly comparable in size to Mount Everest.

Close Approaches

2000 EA14's orbit is 0.04 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.

2000 EA14 has 19 close approaches predicted in the coming decades:

Date Distance from Earth (km) Velocity (km/s)
Sept. 25, 2025 10,550,893 4.428
Sept. 10, 2038 7,348,126 4.802
Sept. 9, 2051 7,100,190 4.875
Sept. 17, 2064 8,898,191 4.507
Oct. 18, 2077 13,812,843 4.744
Nov. 24, 2090 14,882,937 4.719
Jan. 2, 2104 10,923,400 4.216
Jan. 15, 2117 9,643,177 5.789
Aug. 23, 2122 20,073,377 9.048
Jan. 24, 2130 20,687,148 9.004
Sept. 2, 2135 7,481,586 6.121
Jan. 28, 2143 29,321,490 10.890
Sept. 4, 2148 6,491,663 5.663
Jan. 27, 2156 26,315,310 10.238
Aug. 29, 2161 10,677,157 6.995
Jan. 21, 2169 14,404,707 7.448
Aug. 22, 2174 24,526,116 9.956
Jan. 13, 2182 9,486,537 4.966
Dec. 18, 2194 13,403,406 4.222

Images and Observations

2000 EA14's orbit is determined by observations dating back to March 3, 2000. It was last officially observed on May 28, 2019. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 163 observations used to determine its orbit.

Accessibility and Exploration

2000 EA14 can be reached with a journey of 394 days. This trajectory would require a delta-v of 8.056 km/s. To put this into perspective, the delta-v to launch a rocket to Low-Earth Orbit is 9.7 km/s. There are 137,139 potential trajectories and launch windows to this asteroid.

See more at the NHATS Mission Trajectories table for 2000 EA14.

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Orbital Elements

  • Epoch: 2458600.5 JD
  • Semi-major axis: 1.11686084422 AU
  • Eccentricity: 0.202543377877
  • Inclination: 3.55562234583°
  • Longitude of Ascending Node: 203.856777437°
  • Argument of Periapsis: 206.028411827°
  • Mean Anomaly: 169.739053844°

Physical Characteristics

  • Diameter: ~2.870 km
  • Magnitude: 21.1

Derived Characteristics

  • Orbit Period: 431 days (1.18 years)
  • Avg. Orbit Speed: 28.18 km/s
  • Aphelion Distance: 1.34 AU
  • Perihelion Distance: 0.89 AU

Size Comparison

Orbit Simulation

Sky Map

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