Asteroids 2021 near the earth: 1,600-meter giant!

Asteroids 2021 near the earth: 1,600-meter giant! Is the end of the world looming in the New Year? Again and again, huge boulders approach the earth. In 2021, NASA has already listed more than 100 for the new year that will come dangerously close to the earth. One is a real giant.

Gigantic rocks approach the earth almost every day. NASA has already listed more than 100 asteroids for the year 2021. While most of them only reach a diameter of a few meters, some could cause enormous damage in a collision. One of them: asteroid 163899 (2003 SD220). Fortunately, they all fly past the earth.

Monster asteroid 163899 (2003 SD220) on December 17, 2021, near-earth
On December 17th, 2020 the asteroid 163899 (2003 SD220) will reach its nearest point on earth at exactly 7:26 p.m. Then only 5.4 million kilometres separate us. Sounds like a huge distance, but space experts should take such distances with caution. If the asteroid changes its trajectory and embarks on a collision course with the earth, massive damage threatens.

The asteroid is estimated to get a diameter of 700 to 1,600 meters. With that, he could already erase an entire city from the map. According to current calculations, the earth is safe.

The largest asteroids near Earth in 2021 can be found here at a glance:

NameDate Distance from EarthDiameter
Asteroid 2003 AF2303.01.20217 Million Kilometer180 – 390 Meter
Asteroid 2016 CO24706.01.20217,4 Million Kilometer210 – 470Meter
Asteroid 332446 (2008 AF4)06.01.20213,7 Million Kilometer310 – 680 Meter
Asteroid 2015 NU1309.01.20215,6 Million Kilometer310 – 680 Meter
Asteroid 2020 RO611.01.20217,5 Million Kilometer80 – 180 Meter
Asteroid 2013 YS211.01.20217 Million Kilometer58 – 130 Meter
Asteroid 65717 (1993 BX3)17.01.20217,1 Million Kilometer180 – 410 Meter
Asteroid 2020 PP23.01.20217 Million Kilometer160 – 360 Meter
Asteroid 468727 (2010 JE87)25.01.20216 Million Kilometer190 – 430 Meter
Asteroid 2020 TB1201.02.20212,6 Million Kilometer120 – 270 Meter
Asteroid 2016 CL13602.02.20215,3 Million Kilometer140 – 310 Meter
Asteroid 2018 RB07.02.20217 Million Kilometer120 – 260 Meter
Asteroid 2019 YP510.02.20213,1 Million Kilometer92 – 210 Meter
Asteroid 2011 DW01.03.20215,3 Million Kilometer67 – 150 Meter
Asteroid 1999 RM4502.03.20213 Million Kilometer350 – 780 Meter
Asteroid 535844 (2015 BY310)10.03.20215,4 Million Kilometer120 – 270 Meter
Asteroid 231937 (2001 FO32)21.03.20212 Million Kilometer770 – 1.700 Meter
Asteroid 2016 QE4521.04.20215,1 Million Kilometer120 – 270 Meter
Asteroid 2015 KJ1914.05.20215,8 Million Kilometer88 – 200 Meter
Asteroid 441987 (2010 NY65)25.06.20216 Million Kilometer140 – 310 Meter
Asteroid 2008 GO2027.07.20214 Million Kilometer92 – 210 Meter
Asteroid 2019 YM631.07.20216,9 Million Kilometer97 – 220 Meter
Asteroid 2012 BA3511.08.20212,6 Million Kilometer46 – 100 Meter
Asteroid 2016 AJ19321.08.20213,4 Million Kilometer480 – 1.100 Meter
Asteroid 2019 UD422.08.20215,5 Million Kilometer64 – 140 Meter
Asteroid 1996 VB320.10.20213,4 Million Kilometer100 – 230 Meter
Asteroid 2017 SJ2025.10.20217,1 Million Kilometer92 – 210 Meter
Asteroid 2017 TS302.11.20215,4 Million Kilometer100 – 230 Meter
Asteroid 2004 UE13.11.20214,4 Million Kilometer170 – 380 Meter
Asteroid 2010 VK13915.11.20212,4 Million Kilometer48 – 110 Meter
Asteroid 2016 JG1220.11.20215,5 Million Kilometer84 – 190 Meter
Asteroid 3361 Orpheus (1982 HR)21.11.20215,8 Million Kilometer420 – 930 Meter
Asteroid 2009 WB10525.11.20215,8 Million Kilometer53 – 120 Meter
Asteroid 1994 WR1229.11.20216,1Million Kilometer92 – 210 Meter
Asteroid 4660 Nereus (1982 DB)11.12.20213,9 Million Kilometer560 – 1.200 Meter
Asteroid 163899 (2003 SD220)17.12.20215,4 Million Kilometer700 – 1.600 Meter
Asteroid 2016 TR5424.12.20216,4 Million Kilometer110 – 250 Meter
Asteroid 2018 AH27.12.20214,5 Million Kilometer84 – 190 Meter
Asteroid 2017 AE329.12.20213,8 Million Kilometer120 – 260 Meter