Comet P/2015 M2 (PANSTARRS) is an object whose orbit is approximately between Jupiter and Neptune. NASA JPL has not classified PANSTARRS as potentially hazardous because its orbit does not bring it close to Earth.
PANSTARRS orbits the sun every 7,061 days (19.33 years), coming as close as 5.91 AU and reaching as far as 8.49 AU from the sun.
PANSTARRS's orbit is 4.90 AU from Earth's orbit at its closest point. This means that there is an extremely wide berth between this asteroid and Earth at all times.
Orbital simulations conducted by NASA JPL's CNEOS do not show any close approaches to Earth.
PANSTARRS's orbit is determined by observations dating back to June 22, 2015. It was last officially observed on Nov. 11, 2017. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 152 observations used to determine its orbit.
The position of P/2015 M2 (PANSTARRS) 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.