85989 (1999 JD6) is a mid-sized asteroid whose orbit could bring it in close proximity to Earth. NASA JPL has classified 1999 JD6 as a "Potentially Hazardous Asteroid" due to its predicted close pass(es) with Earth.
1999 JD6 orbits the sun every 303 days (0.83 years), coming as close as 0.32 AU and reaching as far as 1.44 AU from the sun. 1999 JD6 is about 1.5 kilometers in diameter, making it larger than 99% of asteroids, comparable in size to the U.S. Pentagon.
The rotation of 1999 JD6 has been observed. It completes a rotation on its axis every 7.66 hours.
1999 JD6's orbit is 0.05 AU from Earth's orbit at its closest point. This means that there is a wide berth between this asteroid and Earth at all times.
1999 JD6 has 16 close approaches predicted in the coming decades:
|Date||Distance from Earth (km)||Velocity (km/s)|
|July 20, 2020||19,563,339||23.733|
|July 27, 2049||17,783,544||17.372|
|July 25, 2054||7,012,435||20.192|
|July 22, 2059||16,480,681||23.069|
|July 27, 2088||24,431,738||16.280|
|July 26, 2093||9,829,502||18.924|
|July 23, 2098||11,032,610||21.863|
|July 20, 2103||26,617,223||25.232|
|July 28, 2132||18,036,443||17.286|
|July 26, 2137||6,659,782||20.076|
|July 23, 2142||16,957,459||23.209|
|July 28, 2176||23,476,982||16.426|
|July 28, 2181||13,381,671||18.117|
|July 27, 2186||6,540,798||19.939|
|July 25, 2191||11,183,839||21.949|
|July 21, 2196||21,109,497||24.114|
1999 JD6's orbit is determined by observations dating back to June 22, 1990. It was last officially observed on July 8, 2023. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 3,258 observations used to determine its orbit.
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The above comparison is an artistic rendering that uses available data on the diameter of 1999 JD6 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.