Where is 2009 JF1? Track live*!

The European Space Agency (ESA) has asteroid 2009JF1 in it's risk list for a 'close approach' in 2022. 2009 JF1 is an Apollo asteroid which means it's orbit around the sun is larger than the Earth's. There are however two points in every orbit where Earth and asteroid 2009JF1 cross each other's path. This is when the risk of a collision is ever present given enough time.

Asteroid 2009JF1 has a diameter of about 13m (43ft) and it's speed is a sizzling --,--- (--,---). The date for its next encounter with Earth is May 6, 2022.

Where is Asteroid 2009 JF1 now?

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Asteroid 2009JF1 is currently ---,---,--- (---,---,---) from us, getting - (-) closer to us every second. It flies past Earth at an incredible speed, at --,--- (--,---).

Since last night 2009JF1 is 531,068 km (331,917 mi) closer to us. Since you started looking at this page it is 0 km (0 mi) closer.

Will it hit or miss Earth?

It's next close approach will be in 2022. The risk of a collision with Earth is estimated at about 1 in 3,800. Asteroid 2009 JF1 was discovered in 2009 when it zipped by in between the Moon and the Earth.

*This Interactive 3D Simulation is built on data provided by NASA JPL HORIZONS database for solar system objects and International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center. Distances and speeds are estimates based on this data.

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