• Tue. Dec 1st, 2020

Wormwood? 10 newly-discovered asteroids within 1 lunar distance in 10 days

Oct 19, 2020
Wormwood? 10 newly-discovered asteroids within 1 lunar distance in 10 days

 

Are one of these the Wormwood asteroid described in Revelation? 10 newly-discovered asteroids with a close approach within 1 lunar distance (<1LD asteroid) were discovered from October 12 to 18, 2020, marking a significant increase in detection and flybys of asteroids within 1 lunar distance in such a short period of time. 

9 newly-discovered asteroid flybys were detected from October 15 to 18.

Over the next 3 days (October 18 – 21), 5 newly-discovered asteroids will fly past Earth within 1 lunar distance.

From October 1 to 18, our sky surveys have detected 12 <1LD asteroids, tying the month with September 12 days before the end of the month.

There are now 84 known asteroids to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year, including 2020 SO on December 1.

2020 now has now surpassed 2019 by 7 <1LD asteroids and holds the record for the closest asteroid flyby.

This report summarizes 10 newly-discovered <1LD asteroid flybys from October 12 to 21 in chronological order, with links to CNEOS’ and Minor Planet Center’s detailed pages for each object.

Detailed statistics for the current month and the year are at the end of the report.

2020 TS1

2020 TS1 belongs to the Aten group of asteroids. It was first detected at Pan-STARRS 1, Haleakala, Hawaii on October 8.

Its estimated diameter is between 4 and 5 m (13 – 16 feet).

The close approach took place at 10:57 UTC on October 12 at a distance of 0.66 LD / 0.00170 AU (254 316 km / 158 024 miles).

Wormwood? 10 newly-discovered asteroids within 1 lunar distance in 10 days

Ephemeris | Orbit Diagram | Orbital Elements | Physical Parameters | Close-Approach Data ]

Reference:

Back to list

2020 TD7

Asteroid 2020 TD7 belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids. It was first observed at ATLAS-MLO, Mauna Loa on October 15.

Its close approach took place at 09:50 UTC on October 13 at a distance of 0.88 LD / 0.00227 AU (339 587 km / 211 009 miles).

The asteroid has an estimated diameter between 11 and 26 m (36 – 85 feet).

Wormwood? 10 newly-discovered asteroids within 1 lunar distance in 10 days

Ephemeris | Orbit Diagram | Orbital Elements | Physical Parameters | Close-Approach Data ]

Reference

2020 TD7 at MPCCNEOS

Back to list

2020 TK7

2020 TK7 belongs to the Aten group of asteroids. It was first detected at Mt. Lemmon Survey, Arizona on October 15.

Its estimated diameter is between 3.2 and 7.2 m (10 – 23 feet).

The close approach took place at 16:00 UTC on October 15 at a distance of 0.20 LD / 0.00050 AU (74 798 km / 46 477 miles).

Wormwood? 10 newly-discovered asteroids within 1 lunar distance in 10 days

Ephemeris | Orbit Diagram | Orbital Elements | Physical Parameters | Close-Approach Data ]

Reference

2020 TK7 at MPCCNEOS

Back to list

2020 UE

Asteroid 2020 UE was first observed on October 17 at Catalina Sky Survey, Arizona.

Its close approach took place at 08:55 UTC on October 15 at a distance of 0.71 LD / 0.00182 AU (272 268 km / 169 179 miles).

The asteroid has an estimated diameter between 21 and 46 m (68 – 150 feet).

Wormwood? 10 newly-discovered asteroids within 1 lunar distance in 10 days

Ephemeris | Orbit Diagram | Orbital Elements | Physical Parameters | Close-Approach Data ]

Reference

2020 UE at MPCCNEOS

Back to list

2020 TG6

This asteroid belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids and has an estimated diameter between 4.1 and 9.2 m (13 – 30 feet).

It was first observed at Mt. Lemmon Survey on October 15.

Close approach took place at 18:03 UTC on October 17 at a distance of 0.36 LD / 0.00093 AU (139 126 km / 86 448 miles).

Wormwood? 10 newly-discovered asteroids within 1 lunar distance in 10 days

Ephemeris | Orbit Diagram | Orbital Elements | Physical Parameters | Close-Approach Data ]

Reference

2020 TG6 at MPCCNEOS

Back to list

2020 TE6

Asteroid 2020 TE6 will flyby Earth at 19:19 UTC on October 18 at a distance of 0.60 LD / 0.00154 AU (230 380 km / 143 151 miles).

The object belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids. It was first observed at Pan-STARRS 1, Haleakala, Hawaii on October 15, three days before its close approach.

TE6 has an estimated diameter of 8.2 – 18 m (26 – 59 feet).

Ephemeris | Orbit Diagram | Orbital Elements | Physical Parameters | Close-Approach Data ]

Reference

2020 TE6 at MPCCNEOS

Back to list

2020 UX

Asteroid 2020 UX was first observed at Mt. Lemmon Survey, Arizona on October 17, two days before its close approach.

The asteroid has an estimated diameter between 1.6 and 3.6 m (5.2 – 11.8 feet).

The object will make its close approach to Earth at 06:56 UTC (± 00:18) on October 19 at a distance of 0.49 LD / 0.00127 AU (189 989 km / 118 053 miles).

Ephemeris | Orbit Diagram | Orbital Elements | Physical Parameters | Close-Approach Data ]

Reference

2020 UX at MPCCNEOS

Back to list

2020 TF6

2020 TF6 was first observed at Mt. Lemmon Survey on October 15, four days before its close approach to Earth.

It has an estimated diameter between 8.7 and 19 m (28 – 62 feet) and belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids.

Close approach will take place at 19:24 UTC (± 00:11) on October 19 at a distance of 0.40 LD / 0.00103 AU (154 085 km / 95 744 miles).

Ephemeris | Orbit Diagram | Orbital Elements | Physical Parameters | Close-Approach Data ]

Reference

2020 TF6 at MPCCNEOS

Back to list

2020 UA

Asteroid 2020 UA belongs to the Aten group of asteroids and has an estimated diameter between 5.9 and 13 m (19 – 42 feet).

It was first observed at Mt. Lemmon Survey on October 16, 5 days before flyby.

Close approach will take place at 02:04 UTC (± 02:24) on October 21 at a distance of 0.12 LD / 0.00029 AU (43 383 km / 26 957 miles).

This is the closest flyby of the 10 between October 12 and 21.

Ephemeris | Orbit Diagram | Orbital Elements | Physical Parameters | Close-Approach Data ]

Reference

2020 UA at MPCCNEOS

Back to list

2020 UY

Asteroid 2020 UY belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids and has an estimated diameter between 3.8 and 8.6 m (12 – 28 feet).

It was first observed at Mt. Lemmon Survey on October 17, 4 days before its close approach.

The object will fly past us at 04:18 UTC (± 00:20) on October 21 at a distance of 0.91 LD / 0.00234 AU (350 059 km / 217 516 miles).

Wormwood? 10 newly-discovered asteroids within 1 lunar distance in 10 days

Ephemeris | Orbit Diagram | Orbital Elements | Physical Parameters | Close-Approach Data ]

Reference

2020 UY at MPCCNEOS

Back to list

 

Wormwood in Revelation 8:10 – 8:11

10 And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters;

11 And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.

 

Source: 10 newly-discovered asteroids within 1 lunar distance in 10 days

 

 

Three asteroids will barrel past Earth before September ends

Facebook is cracking down on Conservative Christian content. Many of you have complained that you never see our content in your news feeds.When you share with your friends, however, you greatly help distribute our content. Please take a moment and consider sharing this article with your friends and family and on your Facebook wall or other social networks that you use! Thank you.