418265 (2008 EA32) is a mid-sized asteroid with an orbit that is entirely confined within Earth's orbit. NASA JPL has classified 2008 EA32 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.
2008 EA32 orbits the sun every 177 days (0.48 years), coming as close as 0.43 AU and reaching as far as 0.80 AU from the sun. Based on its brightness and the way it reflects light, 2008 EA32 is probably between 1.395 to 3.119 kilometers in diameter, making it larger than 99% of asteroids, very roughly comparable in size to Mount Everest.
2008 EA32's orbit is 0.18 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.
2008 EA32 has 10 close approaches predicted in the coming decades:
|Date||Distance from Earth (km)||Velocity (km/s)|
|Jan. 1, 2026||26,894,434||14.372|
|Jan. 2, 2055||26,876,456||14.381|
|Jan. 2, 2084||26,874,583||14.378|
|Jan. 2, 2113||27,025,369||14.370|
|Jan. 7, 2127||28,597,144||14.565|
|Dec. 31, 2141||27,797,040||14.419|
|Jan. 6, 2156||27,282,402||14.426|
|Dec. 30, 2170||29,435,568||14.531|
|Jan. 3, 2185||26,903,775||14.375|
|Jan. 8, 2199||29,215,547||14.626|
2008 EA32's orbit is determined by observations dating back to March 10, 2008. It was last officially observed on March 2, 2021. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 157 observations used to determine its orbit.
The position of 418265 (2008 EA32) 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 2008 EA32 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.