Unfortunately, the won't be visible with the naked eye. Unfortunately, the won't be visible with the naked eye. Asteroid 1998 OR2 will next soar past Earth on May 18, 2031, when it will miss us by a comfortable distance of 19 million km (12 million miles). The flyby is anticipated to take place next month at 4:56 am ET (3:26 pm IST). Although the 52768 (1998 OR2) is a huge asteroid, it is not going to hit our planet. But there is no need to panic as there is zero chance that the asteroid will hit Earth during the fly by. But if you have a telescope handy at home, you should be able to see 1998 OR2 as it skims passed earth. According to astrophysicist Gianluca Masi of the Virtual Telescope Project in Italy, the asteroid will be visible to telescopes towards the end of […] But if you have a telescope handy at home, you should be able to see 1998 OR2 as it skims passed earth. Below we provide Asteroid 1998 OR2 finder charts showing where the object is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars. At the closest approach (during this flyby), the (52768) 1998 OR2 will be 3.9 million miles away from us. Asteroid 1998 OR2 is thought to be sized between 1.8 and 4.1 kilometres in diameter. 1998 OR2 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom . But should you be worried? Named by astronomers Asteroid (52768) 1998 OR2, the space rock measures up to 2.5 miles (4.1km) across. The asteroid is circling the Sun on an orbit that will bring it within a “close” distance to Earth. Asteroid 1998 OR2 was discovered by the Near-Earth Asteroid Tracking program at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in July 1998, and for the past two decades, astronomers in Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico have tracked it. It will happen at 0956 GMT and professional observatories will use their powerful telescopes to see this space rock. (52768) 1998 OR 2 (provisional designation 1998 OR 2) is an asteroid on an eccentric orbit, classified as a near-Earth object and potentially hazardous asteroid of the … Given its current magnitude, 1998 OR2 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 6 inches (150mm) or more.
NASA discovers roughly 30 NEOs every week. That's roughly 0.5 to 2.5 miles. Asteroid (52768) 1998 OR2 is estimated to be around 1 to 3 kilometres in diameter and was first noticed in 1998 by astronomers of the NEAT program. Though it seems like a close shave in the context of the visible universe but the distance is over 90 billion light years. But 1998 OR2 is still quite a biggun -- the biggest asteroid expected to fly by our planet in 2020, actually -- which means it may be visible next month to even amateur astronomers. Asteroid 1998 OR2 Position and Finder Charts. It will also be visible with smaller telescopes and may appear as a slow-moving star. Asteroid „1998 OR2“ stellt keine Gefahr dar - auch wenn er als „potenziell gefährlich“ gilt. See also 1998 OR2 rise and set times. Einige Fakten zum Asteroiden „1998 OR2“: Er wurde am 24. Go to interactive sky chart The first finder chart has a field of view of 50 degrees, while the second one has a field of view of 10 degrees.
A big asteroid 1998 OR2 will fly by within 3.9 million miles (6.3 million kilometers) of planet Earth on Wednesday morning (April 29).
However, our planet's in for an even closer shave in around 60 years time, when 1998 OR2 is expected to pass within just one million miles of Earth. According to EarthSky.org, asteroid 1998 OR2 is expected to reach a visual magnitude of 10 or 11 (magnitude is a measure of an object's brightness). A huge asteroid the size of a small mountain will zoom so close to Earth next month that it will be visible during its flyby. Called the 52768 (1998 OR2), the asteroid is estimated to measure up to 2.5 miles wide.