Cuno is a mid-sized asteroid whose orbit crosses the orbit of Earth. NASA JPL has classified Cuno as a "Potentially Hazardous Asteroid" due to its predicted close pass(es) with Earth.
Cuno orbits the sun every 1,020 days (2.79 years), coming as close as 0.73 AU and reaching as far as 3.24 AU from the sun. Cuno is about 3.7 kilometers in diameter, making it larger than 99% of asteroids, comparable in size to the island of Manhattan.
The rotation of Cuno has been observed. It completes a rotation on its axis every 3.56 hours.
Cuno's orbit is 0.03 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.
Cuno has 11 close approaches predicted in the coming decades:
|Date||Distance from Earth (km)||Velocity (km/s)|
|June 9, 2051||29,221,374||22.117|
|Dec. 22, 2053||22,988,139||21.570|
|May 20, 2065||19,146,154||14.082|
|Jan. 8, 2093||12,608,695||14.869|
|June 3, 2104||14,677,830||18.571|
|May 21, 2118||19,860,487||13.903|
|Jan. 8, 2146||9,141,048||15.418|
|June 11, 2157||29,022,891||22.142|
|Dec. 27, 2159||18,220,611||20.607|
|May 28, 2171||13,705,447||15.445|
|Jan. 23, 2199||24,813,746||12.921|
Cuno's orbit is determined by observations dating back to June 5, 1959. It was last officially observed on Feb. 16, 2020. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 2,400 observations used to determine its orbit.
The position of Cuno 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 Cuno 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.