Anagolay is a small asteroid whose orbit crosses the orbit of Earth. NASA JPL has classified Anagolay as a "Potentially Hazardous Asteroid" due to its predicted close pass(es) with Earth.
Anagolay orbits the sun every 907 days (2.48 years), coming as close as 1.02 AU and reaching as far as 2.65 AU from the sun. Anagolay is about 0.5 kilometers in diameter, making it larger than 90% of asteroids but tiny compared to large asteroids, comparable in size to the Golden Gate Bridge.
The rotation of Anagolay has been observed. It completes a rotation on its axis every 9.01 hours.
Anagolay'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.
Anagolay has 7 close approaches predicted in the coming decades:
|Date||Distance from Earth (km)||Velocity (km/s)|
|Jan. 12, 2070||12,966,241||7.025|
|Dec. 18, 2074||5,673,062||5.728|
|Nov. 27, 2079||16,720,755||8.549|
|Jan. 25, 2157||23,804,390||9.627|
|Dec. 31, 2161||6,982,672||5.787|
|Dec. 10, 2166||7,926,611||6.443|
|Nov. 22, 2171||27,597,079||10.841|
Anagolay's orbit is determined by observations dating back to Dec. 14, 1982. It was last officially observed on Sept. 19, 2019. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 173 observations used to determine its orbit.
The position of Anagolay 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 below comparison is an artistic rendering that uses available data on the diameter of Anagolay to create an approximate landscape rendering with New York City in the background. This approximation is built for full-resolution desktop browsers. Shape, color, and texture of asteroid are imagined.