90416 (2003 YK118) is a small asteroid whose orbit crosses the orbit of Earth. NASA JPL has classified 2003 YK118 as a "Potentially Hazardous Asteroid" due to its predicted close pass(es) with Earth.
2003 YK118 orbits the sun every 806 days (2.21 years), coming as close as 0.86 AU and reaching as far as 2.53 AU from the sun. 2003 YK118 is about 1.0 kilometers in diameter, making it larger than ~97% of asteroids but small compared to large asteroids, comparable in size to the Golden Gate Bridge.
The rotation of 2003 YK118 has been observed. It completes a rotation on its axis every 43.58 hours.
2003 YK118'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.
2003 YK118 has 11 close approaches predicted in the coming decades:
|Date||Distance from Earth (km)||Velocity (km/s)|
|April 19, 2026||26,906,969||9.807|
|June 8, 2037||19,428,743||11.120|
|Feb. 10, 2068||11,293,089||14.302|
|Feb. 28, 2079||12,192,997||10.151|
|April 19, 2090||26,960,291||9.816|
|June 8, 2101||19,577,700||10.709|
|Feb. 9, 2132||17,801,603||15.588|
|Feb. 27, 2143||10,152,884||10.432|
|April 25, 2154||27,174,793||9.759|
|June 13, 2165||18,653,777||11.735|
|Feb. 21, 2196||3,611,431||11.597|
2003 YK118's orbit is determined by observations dating back to Aug. 13, 1993. It was last officially observed on Sept. 17, 2020. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 894 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 2003 YK118 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.