410777 (2009 FD) is a very small asteroid whose orbit crosses the orbit of Earth. NASA JPL has classified 2009 FD 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.
2009 FD orbits the sun every 459 days (1.26 years), coming as close as 0.59 AU and reaching as far as 1.74 AU from the sun. 2009 FD 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 U.S. Capitol building.
The rotation of 2009 FD has been observed. It completes a rotation on its axis every 4.00 hours.
2009 FD's orbit is 0.00 AU from Earth's orbit at its closest point. This means that its orbit is relatively close to Earth's orbit.
2009 FD has 20 close approaches predicted in the coming decades:
|Date||Distance from Earth (km)||Velocity (km/s)|
|Nov. 3, 2020||25,912,507||21.055|
|March 22, 2058||19,910,595||19.869|
|Oct. 18, 2059||28,378,687||10.283|
|March 29, 2063||1,942,129||15.500|
|Oct. 26, 2064||3,983,049||15.457|
|March 25, 2097||10,609,737||17.985|
|Oct. 22, 2098||16,758,994||12.596|
|April 3, 2102||17,479,788||12.413|
|Nov. 1, 2103||12,150,942||18.208|
|March 28, 2136||2,940,114||16.465|
|Oct. 25, 2137||12,155,693||13.552|
|April 3, 2141||15,575,057||12.791|
|Oct. 31, 2142||7,697,693||17.234|
|March 21, 2180||26,815,877||21.283|
|March 28, 2185||5,526,521||16.980|
|Oct. 24, 2186||15,943,569||12.780|
|April 1, 2190||9,906,543||13.910|
|Oct. 30, 2191||3,637,438||15.988|
|April 8, 2195||29,028,032||10.152|
|Nov. 4, 2196||20,513,554||19.933|
2009 FD's orbit is determined by observations dating back to Feb. 24, 2009. It was last officially observed on Nov. 16, 2020. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 501 observations used to determine its orbit.
The position of 410777 (2009 FD) 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 2009 FD 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.